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  • sorting xdialog box by invoice date

    Scenario:
    invoice set = invoice header=>invoice details
    invoice details:
    want to show xdialog box with the following fields:
    invoice date
    invoice number
    invoice type
    invoice amount

    no problem except that I want to sort the xdialog box by invoice date
    and have the date show in the dialog as a 'date' field not cdate or dtoc

    since the table is part of a set, the record number order is of no use since
    invoices can be entered for various header records

  • #2
    Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

    If the desired fields are all in the header table, why not populate the xdialog from the table (instead of the set)?

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    • #3
      Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

      Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
      If the desired fields are all in the header table, why not populate the xdialog from the table (instead of the set)?
      Tom:
      the fiels are not in the header, they are in the detail section
      thanks

      later: the question was:
      I want to sort the xdialog box by invoice date and have the date show in the dialog as a 'date' field not cdate or dtoc so they are in 'date order'
      Last edited by John Lemisch; 03-14-2010, 08:47 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

        John, your answer surprises me. Haven't ever seen anyone do it that way. May be time to post a sample for us to look at and ponder. What kind of control are you trying to use to display these fields in the xdialog? Can you show us what you have so far?

        Later on...

        John, I just built a simple example using the invoice_header table in alphasports. I used a recordlist-listbox. Specified the Date field as the first column. The rows are sorted by date. Easy. All Action Scripting. Let me know if you want to see the script.

        -- tom
        Last edited by Tom Cone Jr; 03-14-2010, 09:35 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

          Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
          John, your answer surprises me. Haven't ever seen anyone do it that way. May be time to post a sample for us to look at and ponder. What kind of control are you trying to use to display these fields in the xdialog? Can you show us what you have so far?

          Later on...

          John, I just built a simple example using the invoice_header table in alphasports. I used a recordlist-listbox. Specified the Date field as the first column. The rows are sorted by date. Easy. All Action Scripting. Let me know if you want to see the script.

          -- tom
          The problem is that dates seem to not sort by date. See attached. This is from Alphasports invoice header. Note that the records dated 1/29/2010 come before the 7/11/2007 record. If yours comes out differently, please attach yours. thanks

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          • #6
            Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

            John, I see the problem now. The advanced record-list builder does not have an "order" builder. It uses the first column, and treats the date field values as text. You can arrange the list in date order if you set the first column to an expression like

            dtos(date)

            but then you wind up with YYYYMMDD values displayed for the user

            Pretty ugly.

            There are alternatives, but not, apparently, using the advanced record-list builder.

            -- tom

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            • #7
              Re: sorting xdialog box by invoice date

              Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
              John, I see the problem now. The advanced record-list builder does not have an "order" builder. It uses the first column, and treats the date field values as text. You can arrange the list in date order if you set the first column to an expression like

              dtos(date)

              but then you wind up with YYYYMMDD values displayed for the user

              Pretty ugly.

              There are alternatives, but not, apparently, using the advanced record-list builder.

              -- tom
              substr(dtos(Date),1,4)+"/"+substr(dtos(Date),5,2)+"/"+substr(dtos(Date),7,2)
              produces a more acceptable display

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