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  1. #1
    Al Lenkner
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    Default Wrong data type

    When I run this script, I get an error code on the last line, telling me that this is the wrong data type. The value for days comes from a multi-state button, multiplied by 4 and added to the start_date. The resulting date to be stored in the object "this.daypkd21". No matter what I've tried, this.daypkd21 won't accept the value for first_day.
    If you think that you need the complete app to test, let me know but I don't think that it is necessary because the only value that is missing is period_number and that can be placed at the beginning.

    dim start_date as d
    dim first_day as d
    dim days as n
    dim day1 as n

    debug(1)
    Start_date= {01/03/200}

    'Figure first date of the period selected
    days = val(period_number) * 4
    day1 = round(days,0)

    First_day = Start_date + day1

    this.daypkd21.value = first_day
    'rem
    debug(0)

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    "Certified" Alphaholic
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    Cal Locklin
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    Default RE: Wrong data type

    Assuming your daypkd21 object is linked to a date field, try this syntax using a colon between the object this and the object daypkd21:

    this:daypkd21.value

    Also note that this script will only work if run from the form. It will not run correctly in the code editor.

    Cal Locklin
    www.aimsdc.net

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    Tom Cone Jr
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    Default RE: Wrong data type

    Al,

    For help with the syntax when addressing forms and objects on forms, search the help files for:

    Referring to Form and Browse Objects

    -- tom

  4. #4
    Al Lenkner
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    Default RE: Wrong data type

    Cal,

    Thanks for responding.

    daypkd21 is a form field. Once this gets straightened out, then it will be changed to a table field which has been set up, through field rules, to propagate the next 3 days automatically.

  5. #5
    Al Lenkner
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    Default RE: Wrong data type

    Tom,

    Will do. Thanks.

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