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First Script - NEED HELP

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  • First Script - NEED HELP

    I have just written my first SCRIPT and although it does what I requested, I cannot "CANCEL" or STOP the action.

    Our "Lineitem" database has approx. 40,000 records. Becasue of the size of the database it takes too long to run a serach list or copy existing records. Copying a group of 10 to 15 records takes up to 7 minutes.

    My solution was to break the database into 4 smaller databases. I wrote the following Script and had it worked correcly I would have set up these databases.

    {{GOTO :A}},

  • #2
    RE: First Script - NEED HELP

    Hi Donald,

    Try this syntax: {IF %order_no>=1000, {{GOTO·:A}}, {{GOTO·:B}}}

    In your example, you have requested >=1000 &


    • #3
      RE: First Script - NEED HELP


      Thank you for trying to get me started.

      Tried your suggestion and now the Macro will not run. I get the message "Incorrect or missing operand (field, function or value): >="P10000"
      The Order number field (Order_NO) is a character field, would this cause a problem? I have the characters inside the "".

      For the RECORD:
      When I typed my message I entered a (back-slash) between COF: and DBASSOC and ORDER and LINENTRY.SET but after I entered my message they disappeared! I guess that this system does not like the "back-slash"!

      Again, thank you for the suggestion, if you have another, please pass it on to me.



      • #4
        RE: First Script - NEED HELP

        Hi Donald,

        My mistake, the varaible is a character and you need a value.

        Try: {IF val(%order_no)>=1000, {{GOTO·:A}}, {{GOTO·:B}}}

        Good luck,

        Keith (Cornwall UK)

        Where in the world are you?


        • #5
          RE: First Script - NEED HELP

          Hi Kieth,

          Thank you.

          I tried your last suggestion but still have the problem.

          The SCRIPT works fine, takes me where I want to go but I cannot "END" it when it returns to the application. I am certain that I need to add "FRENCH BRACKETS" or a command at the end of the Script or in the Marco that "PLAYS" the Script.

          Maybe "ABORT", "CANCEL", "CLEAR", "ENDAPP", "ONMAIN", etc. would do the trick. This Friday I will be meeting with an individual that thinks he may be able to solve my problem. I will let you know how I make out.

          I am located in Pittsfield, NH USA, a small town 15 miles from the State Capital, Concord, NH.

          Thank you again,



          • #6
            RE: First Script - NEED HELP



            We found the problem.

            It was a conflict between my script and one written for me by a friend many moons ago when we wrote the application. The script (OPENFILE) has worked all these years and would have continued to work had (A_OPEN) not rest a Variable to "Blank" that was needed by (OPENFILE).

            We live and learn!

            Again, thank you for the suggestions. Without working with the entire application there is no way that you could have solved this problem.



            • #7
              RE: First Script - NEED HELP

              Glad to see you have it working, finally!