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Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

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  • Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

    I have a form based on a set. I have calculated a string variable (ToxText) and want to use a script (attached to a button) to write ToxText to a memo field on the open form. I tried the following but it doesn't work:

    :Cassenhairrptfrm:Toxmemo.value = ToxText

    When I execute
    in interactive mode the current contents are displayed... but I can't manage to change the value of the memo field.

    How can I update the value of this memo field?

  • #2
    RE: Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

    Try the .text property,

    Cassenhairrptfrm:Toxmemo.text = ToxText

    instead of the ".value" property.


    • #3
      RE: Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

      Thanks... but... crashed Alpha4.5!!

      When I directly enter text into the memo field, then go to the button action editor / interactive and enter
      ?:Cassenhairrptfrm:Toxmemo.value I get the text that I just entered.
      When I enter
      ?:Cassenhairrptfrm:Toxmemo.text (as you suggest) I get "TOXMENO"

      I have tried entering the data via xbasic to the set (using tbl = table.current(), change_begin etc... but this didn't work either)

      My searches through the archives and through the manuals indicate that I should be able to make field entries in the currently active form using XBasic attached to a button on the form... it's gotta be something pretty simple that I am missing.


      • #4
        RE: Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

        David, here's a simple example illustrating one approach to doing what you describe.

        Unzip the attachment to a separate folder. Do not mix it with your development work.

        -- tom


        • #5
          RE: Memo Field Xbasic Syntax Question

          Thanks Tom... it worked!!!

          I had tried the following when I first started to do this:
          tbl = table.current()
          tbl.ToxMemo = ToxText
          ... and couldn't get it to work!!

          Your code worked fine!!
          I have copied it below so others can benefit:

          tbl = table.current(2) 'get pointer to child table
          if tbl.mode_get() = 0 then
          end if
          tbl.notes = calc->testcalc + tbl.notes

          Once again, Thanks!