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  • if a client doesnt exist open client form

    I have been trying different versions of this script and just can't seem to get it to work only when the client does not exist, it fires even if it does exist.

    this is in the canwritefield event on my quote to table

    if exist(A_Field_value,"clients","Long_Name") then
     ' do nothing
    end if
    can anyone point me in the right direction, please.

  • #2
    try this:
    msgbox("","" + temp)

    then write down exactly what the value is, and then go to the clients form, and verify that there is in fact a record exactly matching that value
    Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
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    "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw


    • #3
      Thanks Martin,

      but as expected this only shows that what I am entering does exist as the field I am typing into is a dropdown lookup to the client longname field.

      what i want to do is if not in the drop down list open the clients form and enter a new one. maybe there is anolther way of doing this?


      • #4

        Check your code in the interactive window replacing A_Field_value with something you know is or is not there


        My guess is that you need to use alltrim() in your index.



        • #5

          This also presented expected results "FOO" = .F. , "Lance Gurd" = .T. without needing a trim. Still stuck!


          • #6
            Hummmmm .. What happens if you use this.value instead of a_field_value?

            if exist(this.value,"clients","Long_Name") then


            • #7
              the same thing, enter a valid name, client form still opens!!!!


              • #8
                Just for the heck of it move your code to the onwrotefield event and see if it works when you depart the field.


                • #9
                  With this.value as the key value it worked when I put it in the onwrotefield,

                  thanks Scott.

                  Anybody know why it didn't work the other way?


                  • #10
                    Not that this is the answer to this situation, but what I have seen in the past is that the fields value does not change until it no longer has focus, so with that being said, I can see why A_Field_Value is not the current "Value".

                    I guess that makes sense if you think about it.


                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Here is code I tested from two different tables, and it works as expected. The code is in "clients" in field rules for the canwritefield event for "company" - the index name is "company", and is a simple single field index:

                        if exist(alltrim(a_field_value),"clients","company")
                        	msgbox("","true " + temp)
                        	msgbox("","false " + temp)
                        end if
                        However - what are you going to do next? We don't have a cancel() and the first form is left in an enter mode.
                        Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                        972 524 8714

                        "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw