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How do I setup "1 of 3" on form?

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  • How do I setup "1 of 3" on form?

    Can somebody give me some idea as how I can add the four records buttons and number of total records in query or list or index to a form?


    | >|

    start, back, number in list, total in list, forward, end

    I cannot find a way in at the moment.

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  • #2
    RE: How do I setup


    recno() 'would give you the current record

    To get the total number I use:

    tbl = table.current()
    indx = tbl.index_primary_get()'or query
    records = indx.records_get()
    ui_msg_box("Record Count","Active Client Records = "+ltrim(str(records)))

    For the first, previous, next, and Last I'd let the Action Script do the work.

    When you get it working, I'd appreciate a copy.

    Good luck



    • #3
      RE: How do I setup

      OnActivate Parent Form

      dim global rectote as n
      dim global recnumb as n
      rectote = idx_p.records_get() ' this takes ages, is there a quicker way?

      the four keys were no problem, used action scripts, graphics used were tool210,tool211,tool212 and tool214 in the A5 library.

      I know recno() works fine, but this gives the physical record number in the table. I want the relative sequential number in the index or query. ie record 2 of 3 etc.
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      • #4
        RE: How do I setup


        I don't know why this should be slow. I suspect the event to which the code is attached. Why not experiment by attaching the code to a button on the form and observing if there is any speed difference.

        Bill Hanigsberg


        • #5
          RE: How do I setup

          Graham - when is the query for the form created. Your code is at the onactivate event. Are you first creating a query and then opening the form? idx.records_get() should be almost instant unless you have a large table - like 100,000+ records.

          If I understand corretly, you are using buttons on the form to advance one record or go back one record. (You will also have to deal with the operator using the PageUP and PageDown keys, too.) If you are placing a variable between the buttons to keep track of the sequential number, play around with something like this:

          where "records" (session variable, numeric)= the record count for the query, obtained at your onactivate script,
          "whichrecord" (session variable, numeric)

          "recordused" (session variable, character) in between your buttons you would place "recordused"

          on activate
          your initial script
          recordused.value=ltrim(str(whichrecord)) + " of " + ltrim(str(records))

          if they push the left button
          if whichrecord > 1
          whichrecord=whichrecord - 1
          recordused.value=ltrim(str(whichrecord)) + " of " + ltrim(str(records))
          end if

          if they push the right button
          if whichrecord


          • #6
            RE: How do I setup

            I was gradually getting there. I cannot find what the values for 'page up' and 'page down' should be when used with the A_user.key value variable oin an OnKey script, can you help?
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            • #7
              RE: How do I setup

              Add to that 'Ctrl-Home' and 'Ctrl-End'
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              • #8
                RE: How do I setup

                if a_user.key.value="{PgUp}"

                search in the manual for sys_send_keys() - it gives all the values for a user_key.value

                although, I have had better luck with ^ for the Control than CTRL


                • #9
                  RE: How do I setup

                  Thanks William,

                  I knew they were in there somewhere but could not find them.
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