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  • Action Script- Select Variable Error

    Hi
    I downloaded the PROGRESSIVELOOKUP from Alpha 5 Tutorials, wrriten by Mr. Jim Chapman.
    I had a problem that I can not create(or see) the Variable list (previous saved variable field, such as "vTypeIn or vSelect") in the dialog box as shown on page No. 72 in his tutor. I followed his directions completly. I even typed the same value in the filter Builder as page on 79 but it did not work.
    Can anyone tell me what is wrong?

  • #2
    RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

    John

    Can you zip your database and attach it to a message on the board?
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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    • #3
      RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

      Hi Al
      Do you mean My database tables or actual Alpha5(which I doubt it)?

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      • #4
        RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

        John

        The database files, not the alpha 5 program.

        See the attached image and click on the What files must I send?
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

        http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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        • #5
          RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

          John

          Sorry about that. Use the image to see where to click when you send a message and want to attach files.

          You can also go to this link and see it.

          http://www.alphasoftware.com/support/tech/upload.asp
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

          Occam's Razor - KISS
          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
          Albert Einstein

          http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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          • #6
            RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

            Good evening Al
            I just made the Winzip file. Please see the "Find" button at the "project" Form or "find by project" at Code on the control panel. I still have the problem.

            I also want to know how to write my "find" button.
            1st, choose an item from selection dialog box
            2nd, open one of prompt find dialog box which has diffrent dialog boxes
            3rd, User enter the something to find the find dialog box
            4th, Open the Form and listed the results.

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            • #7
              RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

              Hi
              I Just found that previous e mail did not included the attached files. I attached the Winzip files. I also want to correct the form name from "project" to "newbrowse"

              Thank you for your help

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              • #8
                RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                John,

                Perhaps the size of your zip file is larger than the 1MB limit ? -- tom

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                • #9
                  RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                  John

                  Your original message stated - I followed his directions completly.

                  Well, not exactly. Jim's script works well, but you've made a number of changes from how it was set up. You can use his script as he presented, but when I make that many changes, I do it one at a time to make sure they work.

                  It may help to work with the control K option - find by key - to get what you want.

                  You can also visit www.learn alpha.com to see another example of progressive lookup.
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

                  http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                  • #10
                    RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                    Hi Tom & Al
                    I made new Winzip files and attached.
                    My problem is that not able to see the varialbe item(fields) lists in the Select Dialog box. Please,(1)Open the "file by project" at code on the control box. (2)Edit the Display an xDialog box (3)choose the "vSelect_project" and (4)click the Define record list (5)Use the Filter builder at Filter (6) Open the Expression Builder then you will see the error message as " Invalid or incompleted.." at bottom. (7) so I open the Variable(f6) on Left but I can not see the Variable field, which should be vType_project (or others) in the select Variable Dialog box. I think I made or missing something.

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                    • #11
                      RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                      John

                      What build of Alpha 5 are you running?

                      help - about Alpha 5 - note the two build numbers.

                      See the attached image if there is a question.
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
                      Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                      Occam's Razor - KISS
                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

                      http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                      • #12
                        RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                        Hi Al
                        Version 1330
                        System 1018

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                        • #13
                          RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                          John

                          Get the latest patch from the download center and start over. That's a very old version.

                          The code that was generated from the genie left a lot to be desired in that old release. You'll like the new release much better.

                          From the control panel, click help - check for new version, check internet for new version.

                          That will open a browser window to the download page. Select the proper FULL or HOME version and download it and save it on your hard drive.

                          Close all Alpha 5 programs and any other programs and run the patch.
                          Al Buchholz
                          Bookwood Systems, LTD
                          Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                          Occam's Razor - KISS
                          Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                          Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                          When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                          "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                          Albert Einstein

                          http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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                          • #14
                            RE: Action Script- Select Variable Error

                            Hi Al
                            Thank you. Have nice weekend

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