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    Posting question-To all

    I have a payroll application that has been running fine for a number of years.
    Client has requested 1 enhancement that envolves 3 of the tables.
    employee table, wage table, timentry table
    user enters data into timentry
    user enters employee number-field rules look up name and other info in the employee table
    user enters craft-field rules look up wage info from Wage table.
    works fine

    user enters data into timentry
    user enters employee number-field rules look up name and the employees default craft and other info in the employee table
    If employee craft is correct,user presses the enter key to exit field and the lookup wage info from wage file should occurr without user having to click on the dropdown box for the look up.

    It seems like it does not execute the field rules when the craft is brought in from the employee table, only when the user keys in the craft.

    On exit event - do a lookup and fill in the required fields

    Charlie Crimmel

    RE: Posting question-To all

    My guess is that because the craft field value is the same when entering the field as it is when exiting the field, Alpha does not think it has to fill in the craft fields.If you change the default craft after entering, it probably works.

    You could populate the craft field values when exiting the employee id using some xbasic, conditionally if a default employee craft exists. You'll probably want to do the same thing Alpha does:only do it if the employee id has changed.



      RE: Posting question-To all


      I like John's idea.

      Here's how I'd implement it.

      I'd remove the field rule for the wage rate field altogether.

      Instead, in the onDepart event for the craft field in your form, I'd write a short script which

      checked mode of the table; if enter or change then
      open wages table, set index to craft, find craft using value in the current record, get wage rate and store it in wage rate field of the current record, refresh wage rate field; then close the wages table; then activate next field (after wage field) on your form so data entry can continue.

      -- tom