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  • Ship To

    How do i consruct a command to enter the same information in the "ship to" fields if they are the same as the "bill to" fields"?

  • #2
    RE: Ship To

    This code moves the value in one field to another. It is attached to the onPress event of a button. It could be modified to process more fields.

    There can be only one.


    • #3
      RE: Ship To

      Another thought that would avoid scripting:

      In the field rules for the table, make the SHIP TO fields default to the value of the BILL TO fields. This will fill in the fields right away, and still allow you to change them if necessary.


      • #4
        RE: Ship To

        I'm going to take exception to your script in order to point out form procedures as opposed to table procedures. If you have a form open, it may be open in change mode as well as enter mode. If you change an address on a form and then use table procedures, you will not get the currently changed values. This is because you are reading from a saved record instead of the record buffer.

        You can copy the field values from one field to another simply by coding:

        field 10.text = field1.text

        You need nothing more.

        More importantly, this will yield the correct results whether you are in enter mode or change mode.

        Developers should consider whether they need form or table procedures before writing code.


        • #5
          RE: Ship To

          Good point. My code is from a form where I merely wanted the user to be able to page through a table and fill in one field in the table with values from another field. No typos, no problems.

          I wasn't looking at the original question closely enough when I posted my answer.
          There can be only one.


          • #6
            RE: Ship To

            You guys are too much. Thanks for the help.


            • #7
              RE: Ship To

              have been looking for in the manual - but couldn't find satifactory explanation

              why did you say field.text instead of field.value

              on a form, what is the difference between the field.text and the field.value and why would you use the one rather than the other
              Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
              972 524 8714

              "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


              • #8
                RE: Ship To

                Martin, for a text field I think they're the same.

                For date or numerics, the value property retains the 'type', while the text property displays the character string equivalent.

                -- tom


                • #9
                  RE: Ship To

                  Tom, from reviewing info regarding lists, it talks about
                  making them different, even for text fields, like

                  if .....
                  field.text="Diners Club"

                  I will do a thorough experiment today, and post my results, regarding different types, etc.

                  I was also wondering if this was a hold over from the Dos version of Alpha, of which I have zero experience, since the manual speaks so little regarding the two.
                  Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                  972 524 8714

                  "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw