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  • Entering Data in a form field?

    Hey you experts!

    Does anyone out there have a good idea for entering repeated data in a form field other than "CTRL+SHIFT+F". I have a client that enters new records hundreds of times a week and in entering this data a lot of it is repeated information in a new record! I have tried unsuccessfully to program a button or to map a F-Key without success! Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

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    RE: Entering Data in a form field?

    Bob:

    Have you considered using field rules?

    Look under defaults and you will see there is an option to use the previous value as a default. So your user would start a new record, see the value of the previous record for those fields for which you had implemented this rule, and change the ones they didn't like.

    Easy.

    Bill
    Bill Hanigsberg

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      RE: Entering Data in a form field?

      Thanks Bill! Never give that a thought!

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        Entering Data in a form field?

        Hey you experts! Still Looking!

        I posted this several weeks ago and still have not received a satisfactory way of trapping the CTRL+SHIFT+F on a F-Key or a button!


        Does anyone out there have a good idea for entering repeated data in a form field other than "CTRL+SHIFT+F". I have a client that enters new records hundreds of times a week and in entering this data a lot of it is repeated information in a new record! I have tried unsuccessfully to program a button or to map a F-Key without success! Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

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        • #5
          RE: Entering Data in a form field?

          I would think that there is an xbasic method for copying the values of fields of the previous record to a memory variable then placing those values in the needed fields at the press of a button.

          Only problem is, I have no clue as to how it would be done.

          Based on some of the fancy things I've seen people advise they can do I can't imagine that it "can't" be done.

          Let me see what I can find.

          Mike
          Thank you,
          Mike Konoff

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          • #6
            RE: Entering Data in a form field?

            check out message id-39572...similiar situation.
            Thank you,
            Mike Konoff

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            • #7
              RE: Entering Data in a form field?

              Bob,

              IU've got a little gem that was passed on to me by the California shrub thumper. I programed the F12 key to do just what you want to do. You can use other keys but I chose the F12 key as it is close to the "enter" key and makes for quick action. All I have to do is press the F12 key and it copies the same field from the previous record. I tried to add code to automatically advance the focus but it didn't work properly. Perhaps someone can figure that out.

              Try this in the forms OnKey event:

              if a_user.key.value = "{F12}"
              a_user.key.handled = .T.
              sys_send_keys("{CTRL-SHIFT-F}")
              '{ENTER}")
              'sys_send_keys("{RIGHT}")
              end if

              kenn
              TYVM :) kenn

              Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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                RE: Entering Data in a form field?

                Thanks Kenn:

                Your suggested script did the job "F12" now duplicates the last entered data in a field! Thanks a million!

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                • #9
                  RE: Entering Data in a form field?

                  Ken

                  Brilliant

                  I have just had to enter several hundred items in a table and the f12 saved me over an hour.

                  Many thanks

                  Peter

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