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    Sort/Update through Browse - Help

    Ok, here is the deal. I have a browse, and I do a sort that sorts the browse. I added a column to the browse that has an update button, a nice little trick I didn't know about and found earlier while looking for help with this problem. Anyway, here is my problem. In A5v5, I did a search based on a specific criteria, sorted the records and then displayed the browse with all matching records. The use would then select which row they wanted to update, and then hit an update button on the form that would take them to a new form that had the single record open with all the existing data available to be changed and added to. Overly complicated yes, but it is a lot of data to change, so easier to just make a new form for it. Anyway, when I converted over to v9, everything worked except for one small thing and I can't seem to make it function properly.

    On either the update button on the form, or the update button in the browse (which I prefer since it's more obvious which record is to be updated) when I press the button to run the update code, it does everything it's supposed to do, except that when it opens the new form, it is on record #1, not the sorted or queried record. I don't get any code errors, I don't get any wonkiness, it looks like it works, then reverts to a non sorted/queried table. It then opens the form on record #1.

    Here is the update code for the button in the browse.

    Everything that is not part of the FUNCTION itself (i.e. the button in the browse) is what I copied over from my v5 code that still works perfectly in v5. I click the record, hit update and voila. If anybody can see what I did wrong, or if it's changed any or if something should be different, or even just a good thread to go read that I may have missed, I don't mind figuring it out, just gotten stuck is all. Thanks!


    FUNCTION UPDATE0_ButtonClick AS V ( event AS C, data AS C , row AS N )
    'DESCRIPTION: Fired when a button is clicked on a column.
    'Arguments: event - the name of the event that is fired
    ' data - the data in the column cell
    ' row - the row number in the browse
    'this.SetViewport_Row() sets the current row to the row with the button that was clicked.

    DIM Shared varP_UpdateReport as P
    DIM layout_name1 as c
    DIM layout_name2 as c
    DIM layout_name3 as c
    dim tbl as p
    dim record_number as n

    layout_name1 = "Reports - Modify"
    layout_name2 = "Reports - Vehicle"
    layout_name3 = "Reports - NewCustomer"

    tbl = table.current()
    record_number = current_record_number()
    query.filter = "recno() = " + record_number
    query.order = ""
    indx = tbl.query_create()

    if tbl.vehicle = .T.
    varP_UpdateReport = :Form.view(layout_name2)
    else if tbl.Newcustomer = .T.
    varP_UpdateReport = :Form.view(layout_name3)
    varP_UpdateReport = :Form.view(layout_name1)
    end if


    Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help

    Just read your code again and you are not passing the record number of the row that was clicked to the called form.

    Is this an embedded browse on a form, or a stand alone (named) browse.

    I had some code here before, I read your code more thoroughly and saw that nothing was being passed to the called form so I revised this post.

    You need to pass the record number to the called form - you can use Form.viewqueried() function to call the form and pass the filter to the called form.

    Look in the help file for Form.viewqueried().

    That should give you what you need instead of Form.view() which does not filter the called table.

    Tom Baker
    Last edited by Tbaker; 06-18-2010, 07:50 PM.


      Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help


      Here is a zip file that demonstrates the use of form.viewqueried() on an embedded browse on a form that calls 1 of three forms based on the acct number in the browse.

      Look in the browse events events to see the code.

      Normally I would use the OnRowDblClick event to do this but I can understand using buttons as there is no doubt that they want to update.

      There is no query, but that should not be on the update button in the browse.



        Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help

        That is exactly what I needed. Perfect! I got my browses working, my updates are working, now for some reason though, whenever I do my search, the update the record in the new form, save and close that form, it goes back to the search screen, which I want it to do, but I can't input any data in the search boxes. I clock on them and they fill with color, no cursor or anything. The only way to get them to work again is to close the form and re-open it. Very strange. I do searches and updates on other forms that aren't as complicated and drawn out as this one, but I don't have this problem on them, and I close all the forms and revert back the exact same way. I don't get it. Still working on it though. Again, thanks for the help with the browses, that's exactly what I needed.


          Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help


          It sounds like you have something restricting entry into the browse.

          Is the browse read only (design mode for the form with the browse, right click on the browse, select properties), is the read only box check at the bottom of the setup tab.

          How are you querying the form ( a button, on a form event (OnInit, OnActivate etc). Maybe something in that code is restricting entry.

          Can you make a stripped down sample of your app and post it here so we can get a look at what is happening and give possible solutions?

          Tom Baker


            Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help

            I'll get something together tonight or tomorow and post it up. Thanks!


              Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help

              You know, I went in and packed everything, compacted the database, and the problem has gone away. I don't know if it was just being ornery or what, but I have restarted it 3 times, and run it through its' paces and it hasn't duplicated the error. If it crops back up I'll post a copy of the db for youto look at, but for now, I am going to chalk it up to gremlins. Thanks!


                Re: Sort/Update through Browse - Help


                Glad you got it working.