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    Script Help

    The following script, on a form, results in an error: Line 4 - Object method error. A parameter may be incorrect or Misspelled.

    dim frm as P
    frm=form.load("Meds_AddMeds","Dialog")'THIS IS THE PROBLEM

    I've tried placing a ":" in form as in :form.load.. still no good.

    IF I open other form, and come back, then the script will work correctly.

    Its got me stumped!


    RE: Script Help


    Is the form Meds_AddMeds based on a set of tables ? Are any of them open when you try to load the form ? Alpha Five won't let you do that. Check the docs for for the explanation.

    -- tom


      RE: Script Help

      Hi Tom,

      NO - Meds_AddMeds is a form based on a single table. The table is present as a browse on the calling table, but I use this dialog form to input data - rather than use the browse.

      Another error message I get is, "Object does not support requested interface." Can we use form.load with "Dialog"?



        RE: Script Help

        Tom, yes. There's something else going on. Try shutting down and rebooting. If that doesn't get it, compact your database. If that doesn't get it, upload a copy so we can see it.

        I have working examples of the same sort of thing that follow your model just fine. (Though I precede 'form' with the colon you mention).

        -- tom

        p.s. You HAVE checked the spelling and punctuation of the form name, right? No blank spaces anywhere?


          RE: Script Help

          No blank spaces... I added back the ":"

          Seems to help if I update the indexes. Once it starts to work, it works dependably. But now it consistently does not work right the first time I enter the form. If I go to other forms and return, it will usually work!! Grrrr.



            RE: Script Help

            Now I've added a button update indexes.

            If I Update indexes, leave the form, and return, all works OK.

            I know this isn't a fix, but it'll have to do until more clues lead to a better fix.



              RE: Script Help

              Tom, you're not calling a dialog form FROM a dialog form, are you ?

              -- tom


                RE: Script Help

                Nope - but I think the dialog is where the problem is. If I eliminate the dialog, all is well.

                Dialog's are a problem. Leaving a dialog it can be difficult to refresh fields, and now entering is giving me a problem. I think I'll have to figure a work around.



                  RE: Script Help

                  This still has me baffled!

                  I find if I change an item in the browse, then save it, the button works fine and will take me to the dialog form to make further changes.

                  Why would the Browse on the parentform, need stimulating before this dialog button would work?



                    RE: Script Help

                    Pardon me again - but I still cannot figure this out.

                    Sometimes the following code works, other times it doesn't. IF it doesn't work, it fails on the first attempt. If it works on the first attempt, it will never fail.

                    I get the message,
                    Script onpush line 6: f = :form.load("Meds_AddMeds","dialog")
                    "Object Method error: A parameter may be incorrect or misspelled."

                    Dim f as P
                    rec = t.recno()
                    f = :form.load("Meds_AddMeds","dialog")'PROBLEM IS HERE
                    I've tried
                    1. adding button to default form
                    2. deleting all indexes
                    3. deleting all calc fields
                    4. Emptying the table
                    5. rebuilding the form
                    IF I move the form to another directory - I was getting ready to attach the form to this message - It works perfectly!!!

                    Why does changing the directory make a difference?

                    I'm stuck. I'm missing the forest for the trees. or something. Anyone have a "gut" reaction/insight?

                    Thanks much



                      RE: Script Help

                      Tom, have you tried changing the name of the form to a name that's both shorter and does not contain any punctuation ?
                      (I know it shouldn't make any difference, just call me superstitious!)

                      -- tom


                        RE: Script Help

                        By not working what do you mean.Does it not open the form?
                        Does it open the form and not find the desired record?
                        If the second question is true, if you refresh the form does the record pop up?


                          RE: Script Help


                          Yes I did try changing the name of the form.. no good.

                          John - I get the following error message

                          Script onpush line 6: f = :form.load("Meds_AddMeds","dialog")
                          "Object Method error: A parameter may be incorrect or misspelled."

                          If the form opens, it always opens to the correct record. And once it does open, it will continue to open - no problems.

                          If it doesn't open, sometimes it helps to just change an item in the browse, or change forms and come back, or .. any number of things; then when you think you have identified what needs to happen to get by this "freeze", the next time you try it, it doesn't work.

                          Did I mention I deleted all field rules, but to no avail.

                          I'm desparate.

                          Thanks for your suggestions.



                            RE: Script Help


                            Just for kicks, I moved the directory to V5 and opened it with V5 and I still get the same error message.

                            Doesn't like the :form.load line?




                              RE: Script Help


                              I have some ideas which may or may not effect your index issue. By any chance does the dialog enter a child record for a set? Is the dialog called from a form based on the set? Is the child a one to many link with a filtered index expression for the link? Is the same child table linked more than once to the same parent in the set?

                              Under these conditions, I have had some problems keeping indexes uncorrupted. The problem is that with the set open, the linking indexes are locked for that parent record. When a new child is added with xbasic, the indexes don't all update until the set is closed by closing the set form. The only solution I found was to close the set form first, or close and reopen the set form after the save. Clunky, but it works. It may be that an open index is preventing the dialog to either close or reopen. Speculation, but possible.

                              By the way, I have a number of dialogs that open other dialogs and they work without any big hitches. The only problem is that, unlike a single dialog which is modal and prevents access to any other window, when 2 or more are opened in succession, they are not truely modal. All of the dialogs can be accessed, but not the first non dialog form. I get around this by placing each successive form full screen and on top of the previous screen. Again clunky, but workable.