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Searching Data on Non Related Tables

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  • Searching Data on Non Related Tables

    Having refined my Client table so that I can spot a duplicate Name + Initial + Postcode, thanks to the help of Tom Cone, I was wondering if there is a way to see if that person exists on anther database, which is not in the set.

    I am sure there must be a way to do this, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the scripting.

    The reason for doing this is to check whether a client getting one sort of charitable relief is also receiving another form of grant aid.

    Rev Peter Lear

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    RE: Searching Data on Non Related Tables

    Peter, If the table is in the same app all you have to do is use the table name in your xbasic script, t=table.open("your_table") and you can do what ever you need to with it. It does not have to be connected to the set. If the table is an A5 table but is part of a seperate app you can still access the data by using the full path to the table in your code, t=table.open("c:&#92directory&#92your_table").
    Jeff

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    • #3
      RE: Searching Data on Non Related Tables

      Following with what jef said, all you need to do is to do an "exist" check to see if a specific key (record Identifyer) exists in another table. Check the users guide for the exist function. We use it quite a bit and it works fine.

      Tom

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      • #4
        RE: Searching Data on Non Related Tables

        Oh I didn't think I could have two tables open at once. I presume i shut the table I am working with, open the one i want to search, and then shut it up again.

        Peter

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        • #5
          RE: Searching Data on Non Related Tables

          Many thanks to all. Works like a charm. What would I do without the help and advice of this forum.

          Regards

          Rev Peter Lear

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          • #6
            RE: Searching Data on Non Related Tables

            Hi Peter,

            One table does not have to be closed to open another. It's a good idea, that if you open another table, when you're done with it, close the table. No sense in having tables, forms, browses, etc. open that are not being used.

            That's my thought.

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

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

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