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  • Prompt for Time

    Letter printing application calls homeowners to meeting with HOA board. Currently we use a dialog to prompt for date that is picked from a pop-up calendar. That date then appears on the letter.

    Would like to prompt for date and time. Would love to have same date/time calendar pop up as when you define a field as a TIME field and the form automatically knows what to do.

    Searched the forums, played with date format, still can't find an answer. Any one have any ideas?

  • #2
    Re: Prompt for Time

    So why not use a date/time field? You can display the date and/or time on your report and format it anyway you want.
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    • #3
      Re: Prompt for Time

      It's not just formatting a date. Need to use an ASK variable because each time this letter is printed the hearing will be on a different date and maybe at a different time. Are you suggesting I create a letter printing table that would include all the letter's variables and update that each time before printing a letter?


      • #4
        Re: Prompt for Time

        So are you putting the date in a global variable currently?
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        • #5
          Re: Prompt for Time

          We send lots of letters out to our clients requesting interviews, and the only way we have been able to set up a time is to prompt for input. I don't know of any systematic way of popping up a clock to select a time from, but that would be cool! Once entered, you can test that it is a valid time, then pass the variable to your letter.



          • #6
            Re: Prompt for Time

            Yes, it would be cool. Currently I am using an ASK variable of "var->askT_Enter_Time_of_Meeting" and it gives an input box that formats time in the 00:00 00:00 or some such and it is not intuitive or user friendly. I was wondering if anyone knew how to get the date/time graphic that pops up when you have a time field in your table to pop up for the time ask variable.


            • #7
              Re: Prompt for Time

              The Ask variables Popup is a very basic ui for developers/users....not much you can do to change anything about it.....

              But why not use an xDialog to "ask" for your variables--can do almost anything with them that is wanted---and takes but a minute or two to create one for just dates or time. The attached screen shot is Action Script and should suit your needs am thinking.

              EDIT_____Unless you want it to pop up from a form and then you could just call
              ui_get_time("Choose a Time...",dtoc(date())) or something similar....
              Last edited by MikeC; 03-27-2010, 12:46 PM.
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              • #8
                Re: Prompt for Time

                Thanks MikeC. That is exactly what I was looking for.