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    In order to save the data entry person time, I would like to have the textboxes Hard Liquor, Wine and so on that you see on the screenshot1 jpeg post to the date, item and quantity to the browse. Essentially, it is as if 3 records would be posted at one time but with far less mouse clicks.

    I am not sure if this can be done the way I have it set up and I definitely don't have a clue as to how to make the text boxes post to the browse.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  • #2
    Re: Textbox input to form

    You'll have to explain a bit more.

    Your form is based on a set where the browse represents a child table?
    The type-in form objects (Hard Liquor, Wine and so on) represent fields in the parent table?
    You want to create a child table record for each of the type-in fields using the date shown?

    Have you examined the Invoice form in the AlphaSports sample database? You seem to be creating an invoice or billing type record from the top down rather than vice versa.
    There can be only one.


    • #3
      Re: Textbox input to form

      Hi Stan-

      My problem is this: Alpha Sports is a fine example if you come in, buy all your stuff at once then generate an invoice. What I need to do is input sales by date/member all through the month then generate an invoice once the month is closed. I am still scratching my head if I even have this set up correctly.

      At the end of the month I can sort the records by begin and end date/member to generate an invoice for sales in that period, but not sure how I will flag the records as invoiced or generate an invoice number.

      Attached is a screen shot of the set I am using.

      Thank you.


      • #4
        Re: Textbox input to form

        Alpha Sports is a fine example if you come in, buy all your stuff at once then generate an invoice. What I need to do is input sales by date/member all through the month then generate an invoice once the month is closed.
        There is nothing in AlphaSports that requires that an invoice be generated at the time of the first data/order entry. An invoice is entirely editable and "add-to-able".

        I just tried this in an old version of AlphaSports. Opened the invoice form and changed an invoice to have the invoice date 12/15/2010. Then ran a query by expression using

        customer_id = "00000055" .and. between(Date,month_start(date()),month_end(date()))

        The modified invoice was the only one found. Wouldn't be too hard to devise an xdialog or something to prompt for the customer_id and run the whole query based on the entered value.

        Once the desired customer's invoice for the current month is found, modify at will. If the customer does not yet have an invoice falling in the current month, start one.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Textbox input to form

          I'm thinking about how to utilize the Alpha Sports model, but I am not sure how I will be able to make it seamless so the data entry person does not have to deal with a new invoice number or not. Invoicing needs to be automated in some way.

          Back to the original issue, I have to come up with a better way to input the sales items. In screenshot3 I have member id, date, quantity, and a button labeled Beer. What I would like to do is have the user click the button which will then post the member id, date, quantity, and Beer to the appropriate fields in the chits database.

          If I can do that then I will make buttons for the 10 most popular items and that should speed data entry along. If anyone has any other data entry ideas other than browse, I'm all ears.


          • #6
            Re: Textbox input to form

            Do you want to add three new child records at one time? Are the "text boxes" in your first image actually fields? or are they variables? Using action scripting you could do that.
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            • #7
              Re: Textbox input to form

              Yes, I wanted to add multiple records to a child table at one time. I used text fields in which I would punch in the number quantity so maybe that makes it a variable. Not sure.

              I guess the best way to describe what I am looking for is sort of a cash register type of form, where there are buttons or some graphical way of entering records quickly. At minimum I need this "button" to one click enter date of sale, member id, item, quantity(obviously an entry here too) and price.

              When I looked at action scripting commands, I was looking for something that would link a field on the form to post to a corresponding field to a table, but didn't see anything like that. Then again, I'm new so it would be easy for me to miss.