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  • table field lookup

    I have a field 'B' that performs a table lookup to fill another field 'C'. I am now filling field 'B' with a prior lookup in field 'A'. Since making the change, field 'B' is not doing the lookup using the value filled by the field 'A' lookup. My guess is the lookup data isn't actually posted, just displayed until I save the record.

    Is there a way to do a table lookup in a field that is filled from another table lookup?

    Jim S.

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    Re: table field lookup

    Hi Jim,

    It might be best to use the OnChange event of field 'A' to populate field 'C'. As far as I know, the only way a field rule table lookup is going to work is if you are 'manually' making your selection from the lookup table, which is no longer happening in field 'B' by adding the lookup in field 'A'.
    Cheryl
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    • #3
      Re: table field lookup

      Cheryl,

      I'm not familiar with using the OnChange or other Events tab. Can you explain how I might do a lookup using the OnChange Event? Or where I can find about it?

      Jim

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      • #4
        Re: table field lookup

        In the attached screenshot I have right clicked on the net cost field, chosen Events, then selected the onchange event. Code is simulated that would assign the lookup() expression to the prefer field (three down) and refresh its display.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: table field lookup

          Stan,

          Thanks for the suggestion.

          To review, I am trying to fill the 'Category' field with a lookup from the 'Stock_Code' field which is filled by a prior database field lookup.

          I built the following Event for STOCK_CODE.OnChange:

          Category.value = lookup("listings.dbf","Stock_Code="+quote(Stock_Code),"Category")
          Category.refresh()

          However, I can't get anything to display in the Category field. What might I be overlooking? Might the Stock_Code value being filled by a prior lookup causing this?

          Sorry to be so dense.

          Jim

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          • #6
            Re: table field lookup

            Jim,

            Try the following:

            Code:
             
            dim vcStockCode as c
            vcStockCode = parentform:stock_code.value
            
            parentform:Category.value = lookup("listings.dbf","Stock_Code=var->vcStockCode","Category")
            parentform:Category.refresh()
            This of course assumes your category and stock_code fields on the form have the object names of category and stock_code.
            Last edited by Cheryl Lemire; 12-19-2007, 09:04 PM. Reason: corrected code
            Cheryl
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            • #7
              Re: table field lookup

              Cheryl,

              Gave your code a try. Added it to the Stock_Code OnChange Event but that didn't work. I still get no value in the Category field.

              When a field is filled from a lookup, as Stock_Code is filled from my first field (Transaction_Number) lookup, is the Stock_Code value actually filled in the field or just displays until the record is saved and then it fills the field?

              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: table field lookup

                Time to see a sample of your database...

                When a field is filled from a lookup, as Stock_Code is filled from my first field (Transaction_Number) lookup
                If you have a table level field rule lookup defined it may be interfering with the code suggested.
                There can be only one.

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                • #9
                  Re: table field lookup

                  OK, Stan, That would be appreciated. But, how do I slice off a sample? And I assume you need the form and associated lookup database sample too?

                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Re: table field lookup

                    First try zipping up the whole thing if the data is not sensitive.

                    Control panel, Tools Menu, Zip Database.
                    There can be only one.

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                    • #11
                      Re: table field lookup

                      I'd prefer not sending the entire database. If I were to duplicate the whole thing, then delete all but maybe 10-12 records, would that work for you? I appreciate your offer to look at it.

                      I've used various versions Alpha over the past 10+ years at my job and when I retired I continued to use it for my internet business. But, I have always struggled with issues whenever I was trying to automate things like lookups. My goal is to make life easier but the time spent getting them to work frustrates me.

                      Jim

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                      • #12
                        Re: table field lookup

                        Originally posted by jas102 View Post
                        I'd prefer not sending the entire database. If I were to duplicate the whole thing, then delete all but maybe 10-12 records, would that work for you? I appreciate your offer to look at it.
                        That's fine. As long as there are enough records to make the lookup work.
                        There can be only one.

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                        • #13
                          Re: table field lookup

                          Stan,

                          Here (I hope) are the files you requested. Let me know if you need anything else to check out my Lookup problem. The Form is eBay Sales, and again, what I would like to do to complete the modifications I've been working on is to have the Category field automatically filled from data residing in the jsenterprises database (actually named 'listings' in the live file) via looking up the Stock_Code field, which is filled via database Field Lookup (Trans_Key Field) upon entering the Tran_Key. Hope that all makes sense.

                          Jim

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                          • #14
                            Re: table field lookup

                            You didn't supply the listings.dbf so I'm not sure if this is what you want.
                            There can be only one.

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                            • #15
                              Re: table field lookup

                              The database "jsenterprises" is the same database as listings - I changed the name when I duped it.

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