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Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

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  • Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

    In an embedded browse (simple set 1 to many), is there a way to change the field a column points to using xbasic? The object explorer is unclear. So, say a column points to the "First Name" (clients->FstNam) field of a table and while using the form you check a check box that's titled "Switch to Calculated Name" so now the column points to a form calculated field called "Calculated Name" (calc->FstNam).

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    Re: Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

    At one time that was a feature of the AlphaSports Customer Information form.

    topparent:Browse1:Lastname.Object.Column_title = searchby.text

    used as the onchange event code for the searchby variable reset the column heading (and thus the field represented).

    There's a bit more code after to resize and resynch the browse.

    'set the column heading of the browse object to be the same as the entry selected in the combo box.
    topparent:Browse1:Lastname.Object.Column_title  = searchby.text
    'Set the width of the column in the browse to 30 (it will have gotten set to a smaller value when the SearchBy variable was changed)
    Browse1:Lastname.Entry.Width = 30
    'now sort table by the field that was selected
    dim tbl as p 
    tbl = table.current()
    tbl.order(searchby.text,searchby.text + " <> \"\"")
    'move the record pointer to the first record in the table
    mulstbtn1.text = "1"  '' I chose '1' because it is not in the set A-Z that we display
    'resynchronize the form with the data in the underlying table
    There can be only one.


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      Re: Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

      Sorry Stan, I guess I wasn't clear or maybe I'm misunderstanding. I have used: topparent:Browse1:Lastname.Object.Column_title = searchby.text
      to change the title of the column but it has no connection to the actual data displayed. It just changes the title of the column. But you did trigger a thought - I will try putting the new column (calc->FstNam) right next to the original column and hiding the one I don't want to see.


      • #4
        Re: Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

        If you're viewing the Customer Information form and you change the searchby variable from lastname to company, does the browse column title change to company but lastnames are still displayed in the browse? Or does the browse then display company names?

        There is a calculated field defined for the form and that is what is displayed.

        Last edited by Stan Mathews; 09-29-2011, 05:07 PM.
        There can be only one.


        • #5
          Re: Changing an Embedded Browse on-the-fly using Xbasic

          Just an update to the help to find this feature that is no longer exampled in the AS Customer Information form

          Combo box

          Redefine a Browse

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