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  • auto enter value in all records

    Need help with script to enter date in all records where the date field
    is empty and for all records of a particular customer_id .

    Have a table: `invoices` which has a form: `invoices reminder`.
    In the form a date field: reminder_date

    We send fax statements to the customer. In the same table the same
    customer may have several records . we enter the date when the
    statement was faxed.

    What we trying to achieve is that when we enter the reminder date in
    any one record of a particular customer - the same date is entered in
    all the records of the same customer subject the `reminder date` is
    blank.

    Understand need variables . this part is no problem and have already
    created the variables for customer_id (custidvar) and
    remider_date (faxdatevar).

    Now how do we incorporate this in a script to achieve the above.

    Any help will be most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    v.p

  • #2
    RE: auto enter value in all records

    Vasant, I'm not real sure exactly what you want to do but this script might get you pointed in the right direction.

    query.description="Reminder Dates"
    query.order = ""
    query.options = ""
    query.filter="isblank("reminder_date").AND.customer_id=custidvar"
    t = table.open("invoices")
    q=t.query_create()
    t.fetch_first()
    while .not.t.fetch_eof()
    if t.fetch_eof() = .T. then
    goto EndOfLoop
    end if
    t.change_begin()
    t.reminder_date = faxdatevar
    t.change_end(.t.)
    t.fetch_next()
    end while
    EndOfLoop:
    q.drop()
    t.close()
    end

    This script would open the invoices table, query and only let records through that have a blank reminder_date and the customer_id is equal to the custidvar. It would then fetch through them and change the blank value of the reminder_date field to the value of vaxdatevar. It would then drop the query and close the invoices table. You can modify the script if its not exactly what your looking for. I have not tested it but it should give you a general idea of one way to approach the task. There are several other ways to do this but this is the first one that came to mind. You may have to double check the quotes in the query filter.
    Jeff

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    • #3
      RE: auto enter value in all records

      thanks jeff but sorry it does not work.

      first had error message "extra character at end of expression"
      (line 4 column 1 ) so removed the quotes & it generated okay.
      while trying got the error "customer_id not found" - so put the
      customer_Id in quotes. to finally get:

      query.filter= isblank("FAX_REMINDER1").AND."CUSTOMER_ID"=custidvar

      when trying the script got the error "invalid query specified" & then
      "q. not found"

      any ideas ?? - by the way, presume the script to be on event
      "canarrive" on the fax_remider1 field ..

      rgds,
      v.p

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      • #4
        RE: auto enter value in all records

        re 4th line should read in one line in the above message

        query.filter= isblank("FAX_REMINDER1").AND."CUSTOMER_ID"=custidvar

        v.p

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        • #5
          RE: auto enter value in all records

          vp. I think your query.filter expression is wrong. Check the article at Dr. Wayne's website on Mysteries of Query Syntax. www.learn alpha.com

          -- tom

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          • #6
            RE: auto enter value in all records


            Here's the url to the article:

            http://www.learn alpha.com/QuerySyntax/QuerySyntax.htm

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            • #7
              RE: auto enter value in all records

              Should be

              query.filter= "isblank("FAX_REMINDER1") .AND. CUSTOMER_ID='"+custidvar+'"

              Finian
              Finian

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              • #8
                RE: auto enter value in all records

                Oops, dropped the last quote

                query.filter= "isblank("FAX_REMINDER1") .AND. CUSTOMER_ID='"+custidvar+'""

                Finian
                Finian

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                • #9
                  RE: auto enter value in all records

                  dear mr lennon,

                  does not work even the `oops` one.

                  "extra characters at the end of expression".

                  anyway, thanks - i give up - guess we have to enter the date
                  manually in all records concerned.

                  rgds,
                  v.p

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