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    The attached .ZIP file contains a small application example with 4 basic files: CONST - System control file which only conatins the company name, CUSTS - customer master file with 3 customers (1, 2, & 3), INVDTL - an invoice detail file for invoice entry, and the INVHIS file for invoice history.

    There are only 3 options on the MENUMAIN screen, change custs, enter invoices, and post.

    I created 3 saved ops; APPEND which append the INVDTL file to INVHIS, POST which post the invoice $$$ to customer balance, and RESET which deletes the records in INVDTL after APPEND and POST.

    Here's the rub - I created a script "UPDATE" which combines the 3 saved operations. It works fine but I'm trying to get rid of the "successful completion" and "are you sure" messages.

    I'd appreciate any constructive critique(s) you all may have. By seeing what someone else would do to correct this problem, I'm certain it will shed a great deal of light on some other Alpha/5 issues I have.

    Thanks,

    Lar :-)

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    RE: Saved Ops & Scripts


    Larry,

    I think maybe you're going to be happy with this.

    Check out the discussion of

    Operation Type.run_silent()

    at about pg 267 of the Xbasic Ref. Manual.


    Then modify your update script to look like this:
    Code:
    Append.Run_Silent("[email protected]:invhis.dbf")
    Post.Run_Silent("[email protected]:custs.dbf")
    Mark.Run_Silent("[email protected]:invdtl.dbf")
    I tried to test it here, but the details table you included in the zip file was empty to begin with. However, I think this is going to work just fine.

    -- tom

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      RE: Saved Ops & Scripts

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      Tom,

      Worked like a champ.

      THANKS !

      Lar

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      • #4
        RE: Saved Ops & Scripts


        Larry,

        I'm glad you got it going, silently!

        Some have complained about the docs for Alpha Five, Version 4, and I'll concede it takes a while to get used to where things are to be found, especially in the Xbasic Reference Manual. However, I recommend you get thoroughly acquainted with it, even if parts of it don't make much sense yet. Just understanding how the darn thing is organized will be a big help.

        The index to the Xbasic Ref. Manual is another sore point. Sometimes things are indexed on Nouns, and others are indexed on Verbs. I've learned to check both possibilities.

        For example in looking for an entry that might tell me how to run a saved operation silently, I first looked under Operations. Found nothing, zip, nada. Then I looked under Post and found
        Code:
        Post.run()
        post.run_silent()

        When I looked under Append I found

        Code:
        Append.run()
        Append.run_silent()

        I then began to see a bit of a pattern.

        Hope this helps.

        -- tom

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