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  • Revision

    Hi Phorum,

    In a PO application where revisions are quite frequent, I added a num
    field "revision", with the following field rule:

    if(isblank("revision"),revision=0,revision=revision+1), as a required
    condition. I expected this to place a 0 in "revision" when the PO is
    initially written, and then anytime the PO is entered for a change that
    it will increment by 1. Guess What! No workee! The intended use for
    this is when the 4 computers (not on a network) are updated by an
    append operation it can discern which records to append.

    Thank you for reading,
    efs

  • #2
    RE: Revision

    Would it be better to test for "Entry" status, and put zwero in the field, then make the field incremented on each change?

    or maybe,

    if(revision

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    • #3
      RE: Revision

      You don't need to make an assignment to the field name in a field rule calculation for that field. Try:

      if(isblank("revision"),0,revision+1)
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        RE: Revision

        Thank you,
        It doesn't enter 0 on the initial entry nor does it increment on a
        change.
        efs

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        • #5
          RE: Revision

          It sez "Equation must return a logical value"

          Thank you,
          efs

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          • #6
            RE: Revision

            Well of course it does. I misread your original

            "if(isblank("revision"),revision=0,revision=revision+1), as a required condition. "

            A required condition expression will never place a value anywhere. A required condition is a set of circumstances under which the record cannot be saved without entry into the field. That is why it must return a logical true (save the record) or false(don't save).

            You'll probably want to script the onsave event for the form by which changes are made. Increment the revision field every time the record is saved.
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              RE: Revision

              Try the CanSave instead of the OnSave.

              If you update the field in the CanSave event, you can do something as simple as saying:
              TableName->FieldName = NewValue
              because the table is still in the edit mode.

              If you do it in the OnSave event, the table is no longer in the edit mode and you must do something like:
              TableName.change_begin()
              TableName->FieldName = NewValue
              TableName.change_end()

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              • #8
                RE: Revision

                Hi Cal,
                Can I replace the "TableName->FieldName = NewValue" with a conditional
                statement, such as:

                if (rev

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                • #9
                  RE: Revision

                  Hi Stan,

                  I tried many variations of converting a blank field to a zero as well
                  as adding 1 to any other value>0. None of them will do the job.

                  efs

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                  • #10
                    RE: Revision

                    Try this script on the Can Save Record event, it should work

                    t = table.current()
                    if t.REVISION !=0 .and. t.REVISION
                    Daniel Weiss
                    EZ Link Software

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                    • #11
                      RE: Revision

                      I am sorry I did not pay attention to what I was doing. But this should work,
                      Add a second filed to the table
                      Revision_2

                      And set the script for the Can Save Record event to

                      t = table.current()
                      t.REVISION_2 = t.REVISION_2 + 1

                      And make the REVISION field a calculated filed
                      REVISION_2 1

                      Now I got it right I hope
                      Daniel Weiss
                      Daniel Weiss
                      EZ Link Software

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                      • #12
                        RE: Revision

                        You can replace

                        "TableName->FieldName = NewValue"

                        with

                        "TableName->Rev = if(rev
                        There can be only one.

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                        • #13
                          RE: Revision

                          Hi Stan,
                          Currently the following is on the cansave event for the form:

                          orders_new->Revision = if(orders_new->revision
                          revision+1)

                          However it does not place a zero in revision when filling the form, nor
                          does it increment the value if I tab thru the form again.

                          Thank you for your interest,
                          efs

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                          • #14
                            RE: Revision

                            Back again,

                            I had a typo, that I just corrected and now it will increment each time
                            I tab thru the form, but it won't set it to zero initially.
                            efs

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                            • #15
                              RE: Revision

                              Whoa!

                              I changed nothing since my last entry in here, B U T ... now it will
                              set it to zero initially, but will not increment when I tab thru again.
                              and save. Go figure!
                              efs

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