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  • Error massage

    I use alpha five ver 305 in OS windows ME
    I try to make an Invoice payment form. and when i try to make the payment, in any way (cash, chk or credit card I reciev his Error Msg."Extra Character at end of expression"
    Way is this and what can i do.
    Thanks
    Samuel Ekenasy

  • #2
    RE: Error massage

    Samuel,

    You need to tell us more about the expression you're using. What is the expression? An extra character means you have more characters than is needed such as a ",".

    Show us the expression.

    Also, it wouldn't hurt you to update to v4.5. Nothing to lose. Not even the $.

    kenn
    TYVM :) kenn

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

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    • #3
      RE: Error massage

      Ken
      In my Payment form I have this fields (invoice_no,InvoiceDate,custnom,cash,chk,crditcard ) and 3 calc fields
      1.GrdTotal=total(Invitem->Subtotal,GRP->INVOICE)
      2.Vat=Calc->Grdtotal*Taxrate/100
      2.Topay=(Calc->Grdtotal+Calc->Maam)-Cash-Chk-Creditcard
      In the chk field I put an condicional Object (isblank("chk"). with the browse form with chk database info(Bank,chk #, amount,date)
      In the creditcard field i put an condicional Object (isblank("creditcard"). with the creditcard browse info (crdeitcardno,creditcardname,date, amount,autorizeNo).this form is atacced to the payment set
      Invoice
      |=====chk
      |=====creditcard
      |=====InvItem
      |-----Customer
      I chk all my expression and did'nt find any extra character.
      For some reason some times it's work for only one or two session and after saving it showes me this msg. again.
      I have allredy the alpha5 ver 4.5 updated, no diference in this mater.
      now let see if u have ahy solution.
      Thnks
      Samuel Eskenasy

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      • #4
        RE: Error massage

        Samuel, when I get this error message it usually is caused by:

        1) An extra close parenthesis mark at the end of the expression... (one too many).

        0r

        2) A double quote mark (") in the middle of the expression, where a single quote mark is needed ('). The double quote is interpreted as the 'end of the expression' by Alpha Five, so the characters following it are interpreted as being 'extra' or 'unnecessary'.


        You will need to monitor data entry carefully. When the error occurs, observe which fields, field rules, and calculated fields were involved. Check each carefully, using the 'evaluate' feature of the expression editor.


        Good luck.

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        • #5
          RE: Error massage

          Samuel, when I get this error message it usually is caused by:

          1) An extra close parenthesis mark at the end of the expression... (one too many).

          0r

          2) A double quote mark (") in the middle of the expression, where a single quote mark is needed ('). The double quote is interpreted as the 'end of the expression' by Alpha Five, so the characters following it are interpreted as being 'extra' or 'unnecessary'.


          You will need to monitor data entry carefully. When the error occurs, observe which fields, field rules, and calculated fields were involved. Check each carefully, using the 'evaluate' feature of the expression editor.


          Good luck.

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          • #6
            RE: Error massage

            Samuel,

            We haven't any idea what expression is giving the error message. Post the expression.

            What are you doing just before the error message shows? Is it in the same field or does it occur in any of the fields you mentioned?

            If it's in one field, then check the expression for that field. If it occurs in more than one field, there could be some corruption, perhaps with indexes, anyone's guess at this point.

            As Tom said, check your expressions for the " or ' or even a ,.

            Until you show us the expression that is causing the problems, there's not much more anyone can do to help.

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

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

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