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    conditional object needs refreshing

    i put a conditional object on a form, showing objects based upon the value of a variable.

    i created this in v10 but some users are still using v9.

    the conditional objects wont show the correct objects when the value of the variable changes in v9, but ok in v10.

    i have had to put a 'refresh form' script to force the conditional object to work.

    i have tried to re create the con object in v9, but it still wont work correctly.

    anybody know why this is, i'd like to remove the refresh form scripts as its a bit slow changing the conditional object.



    Re: conditional object needs refreshing

    Not sure if this will work but you might try displaying a calculated field on the form instead. Those are pretty reliable about "refreshing" by themselves.

    You could start by trying to just make a calculated field from the variable:
    MyCalcFld = var->MyVariable

    If that doesn't work, see if you can create a calc field using an expression that returns the same value as the variable.

    Hmmm, is the variable Global? Or at least Shared? Based on what you've said so far, it sounds like it is. If not, that my be your problem.


      Re: conditional object needs refreshing

      thanks, ill try the calc field.

      i initially the variable was layout, which worked fine in v10. i then tried both session and global.

      later ---------

      tried adding a calc field based upon the variable. it doesnt work as required.


        Re: conditional object needs refreshing

        "Based upon the value of a variable"... does that mean something simple like var = A or var = B, where some other action makes that change on the form? Or are you doing something more complex that might not be setting the value as you think it should? How many conditions are involved? And is it possible you are not reaching the conditional value you think should be met? Its a bit like writing a CASE statement, whereby some more obvious values not to met should be considered first and eliminated.

        But now I am only guessing.

        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


          Re: conditional object needs refreshing

          Based upon the value of a variable"... does that mean something simple like var = A or var = B, where some other action makes that change on the form?
          thats correct, i have button whch set the value of the variable.

          i made the variable visible, changed the value with one of the buttons, then i clicked in to the var field and tabbed away, as soon as i tabbed away the conditional object worked.


            Re: conditional object needs refreshing

            I am doing something similar in a form using a conditional object instead of a tabbed object. I created my variable for the form as shared (session) and gave it a default value for the page I want to show when the form opens. My buttons then change that var and refresh the conditional object to show the related page. In each button I also dim the variable again as shared before changing its value.

            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


              Re: conditional object needs refreshing

              thanks, ill give this a try, worked perfect in v10, wouldnt have thought there was any real difference to make this happen.


                Re: conditional object needs refreshing

                Well I went from v8 to v10 with this. Perhaps the glitch is in v9. You could hide the var on the form as an object and try refreshing that...since you said it did refresh the conditional object when you clicked it.

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford