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  • Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out

    Looking for help on a field in a form that I want to have a drop down box show with today's date as the first selection and then show 5 more dates out as selections to click on.
    Is this an easy question? Can it be done?
    Thanks for any help.

  • #2
    RE: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out



    Tim:

    Try this on the 'CanEditField' field rule event for the date.

    dim date_range(6) as c
    dim choice as c

    For x = 1 to 6
    date_range(x) = dtoc(date() + (x-1))
    Next x

    choice = ui_get_list_array("SELECT A DATE:", 1, "date_range")

    your_table_name-"your_date_name = ctod(choice)

    You will need to change the "your_table_name" and the
    "your_date_name" to correspond to your table.

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    • #3
      RE: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out



      Tim:

      Better still, try this on the 'CanEditField' field rule event for the date.

      If isblank("test-"date")
      dim date_range(6) as c
      dim choice as c

      For x = 1 to 6
      date_range(x) = dtoc(date() + (x-1))
      Next x

      choice = ui_get_list_array("SELECT A DATE:", 1, "date_range")
      your_table_name-"your_date_name
      = ctod(choice)
      End If
      end

      You will need to change the "your_table_name" and the
      "your_date_name" to correspond to your table.
      Sorry for the confusion with the previous post!
      Craig

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      • #4
        RE: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out



        Tim:
        It's amateur night over here, and I'm a contestant! Let's try this one
        last time, and if I can't get it right, I'll give up!

        Try this on the 'CanEditField' field rule event for the date.

        If isblank("your_table_name-"your_date_name")
        dim date_range(6) as c
        dim choice as c

        For x = 1 to 6
        date_range(x) = dtoc(date() + (x-1))
        Next x

        choice = ui_get_list_array("SELECT A DATE:", 1, "date_range")
        your_table_name-"your_date_name
        = ctod(choice)
        End If
        end

        You will need to change the "your_table_name" and the
        "your_date_name" to correspond to your table.
        Sorry for the confusion with the previous post!
        Craig

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        • #5
          RE: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out

          Here's another idea if you're comfortable with building OnKey events...

          Build an OnKey event that increments the date by one day whenever you are in the 'date' object and the "+" key is pressed. (Another for the "-" key is also a good idea.) I don't have the script readily available but it's not very difficult.

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          • #6
            RE: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out

            One more possibility:
            1)Define a form session variable getdate as character.
            2)Create a Multistate button for variable getdate object named getdatenow
            3) On init form event following script:
            dim dateval as d
            getdatenow.choice.list.redim(6)
            for x = 1 to 6
            dateval = date() + x -1
            getdatenow.choice.list[x].text=dtoc(dateval)
            getdatenow.choice.list[x].value=dtoc(dateval)
            next x
            end
            4) Onchange event of multi-state button:
            "datefield".value = ctod(var->getdate)

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            • #7
              Re: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out

              Great! I need this for 364 days. But where on (alpha) earth do I find the CanEditField? Will OnInitialValueCalculate do?
              Last edited by Runback; 08-18-2011, 12:07 PM. Reason: Please delete this and the answer to this question. They don't belong here. Sorry.

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              • #8
                Re: Drop Down Box with todays date + 5 days out

                There is no OnInitialValueCalculate event in A5V4.

                If you're using some Application Server version, better off to post there.
                There can be only one.

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