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    Hi Guys,

    The following script copies the previous years data into a new dbf that is named Y+previous year's year. Example in about February 2001, if the script is run, it will copy all data for the year 2000 into a new dbf named Y2000, then delete all 2000 data from the current dbf. Don't pay any attention to 1999_1.dbf, it is merely in the developement stage of this script and will be deleted in the final stage, it is a copy of another years data.

    What I need to do is to add a line after a-tbl.index_primary_put("lstfsmid") that will prevent editing when the table is viewed at a later date.

    a_tbl = table.open("1999_1.dbf")
    new_name = "y"+alltrim(str(year(date()-365)))
    query.order = "lastname+firs_nam+midinit"
    query.filter = "substr(datepaid,9,2)=substr(new_name,3,2)"
    a_tbl.query_create()
    copy.set = ""
    copy.db = "c:program filesa5v4union"+chr(92)+new_name+".dbf"
    copy.dd = .t.
    copy.delete_o_dd = .f.
    copy.records = .t.
    copy.fields = 10
    copy.field1 = "lastname"
    copy.field2 = "datepaid"
    copy.field3 = "duespaid"
    copy.field4 = "assesspaid"
    copy.field5 = "percent"
    copy.field6 = "trade"
    copy.field7 = "dues"
    copy.field8 = "firs_nam"
    copy.field9 = "midinit" '20
    copy.field10 = "dept_num"
    a_tbl.copy()
    file_add_to_db("c:program filesa5v4union"+chr(92)+new_name+".dbf")
    query.order = "lastname+firs_nam+midinit"
    a_tbl.close()
    a_tbl.open("1999_1")
    a_tbl.delete_range("substr(dtoc(date()-365),7,4)>=substr(duespaid,7,4)")
    a_tbl.close()
    a_tbl=table.open(alltrim(new_name)+".dbf")
    a_tbl.index_create_begin("lstfstmid","lastname+firs_nam+midinit")
    index1=a_tbl.index_create_end()
    ui_msg_box("Index","Index has been created.")
    'a_tbl.index_get("lstfstmid")
    a_tbl.index_primary_put("lstfstmid")
    a_tbl.close() 'line 35
    end


    Any ideas,
    Thank you all in advance,
    ED

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    RE: not allow editing

    Ed, I don't know of a way offhand to 'lock' a table in xbasic.

    In my own work I head changes off at the pass by making certain that the user can't get to the table except using a form which I provide... and that form is set to readonly.

    -- tom

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    • #3
      RE: not allow editing

      Thank you Tom, it's worth a try
      ED

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      • #4
        RE: not allow editing

        You could put a field rule on the backup database at the record level on the canchangerecord event that stops all changes.

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        • #5
          RE: not allow editing

          Thank you John, that's worth a try also

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          • #6
            RE: not allow editing

            When I click on the button to run the following script to view a year in history I can press F3 to prevent editing (or changes). Is there a way that I can add F3 at the end of the following script ?

            dim hist_vew as c
            dim iwant as c
            hist_vew=ui_get_text("Which year?", "Enter the year")
            if hist_vew="" then
            cancel()
            end if
            if left(hist_vew,1)="y" then
            iwant=ui_get_file("Choose Table to View","Table(*.DBF)","","X")
            f=Browse.View("Default Browse for @"+iwant+"")
            else
            browse.view(hist_vew)
            end if
            end

            Thank you in advance for your time,
            ED

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            • #7
              RE: not allow editing

              Hi Tom,

              Can a button be placed on the form to allow edits and new records?

              Ed

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              • #8
                RE: not allow editing

                I do that on several of my forms. I've used the following script, attached to a button, to place a form in read-only mode:

                objfld = obj(":form_name")
                count = objfld.children()
                for i = 1 to count
                object = objfld.child(i)
                name = object.name()
                objtype = object.class()
                if objtype = "field" then
                object.field.readonly = .T.
                end if
                next i

                Everything on the form remains active, except for objects of type "field".

                Tom Lyon

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