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Why Why why ??

Postby JF » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 01:17:11 GMT

Hi me again, yes i'm working this sunday and that's why I have many 
questions today....

I have a calculation field that result a "text" and it's display in a layout 
as a merge field.... the result is a calculation with expiration date base 
on a field (contrat start) and another one that ask user to enter duration 
(1 year, 2 years .....) and the result is the expiration date....

My problem is that the merge text doesn't refresh and display the instant 
result. I use those seting on the field, Its not storing the value, and I 
uncheck "do not evaluate...."

So when I change the duration field, the text will not change right now on 
screen... commit record, enter, clicking anywhere on screen doesn't change a 
thing, switching from browse to layout to browse, bring the right result on 
screen.....

What iM doing wrong, or it's just FM8.5.... I remember with FM6 never had 
this behavior.

Thank you

JF 



Re: Why Why why ??

Postby JF » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:29:14 GMT

Yes that's what I said in my mail..... does'nt change a thing !

JF



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Re: Why Why why ??

Postby Howard Schlossberg » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 05:58:10 GMT

Would you share with us exactly what your calc says?  Is it that the 
calc field itself is not updating or that the screen is not refreshing 
to show that changed calc?




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Re: Why Why why ??

Postby JF » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:25:59 GMT

I don't know if the formula gets update and/or it's juste the screen refresh 
?!?!

OK this is a simplefy form of my calc. formula

cPPM_Expiration is a Custom Fonction
[
 Date ( Month ( Min ( Entretien_Mois_Visite::EM_Mois_Visite ) ); 1;Year ( 
Min ( Entretien_Mois_Visite::EM_Mois_Visite ))+LeftWords ( 
Entretien_Data::ED_Dur_Contrat; 1 ))
]

Basicelly this take the earlyest date entry in a relationship and transform 
it into a date format and adding up the amount of year(s) in the field 
Entretien_Data::ED_Dur_Contrat [ value list of : 1 year, 2 years, 3 
years.....]

The formula is:
"Contract will expire on "    & Monthname ( cPPM_Expiration )& " " & Day 
(cPPM_Expiration) & " " & Year ( cPPM_Expiration )

Is that possible the custom fonction make the formula not update ??


JF


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Re: Why Why why ??

Postby Ursus » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 07:53:07 GMT

"JF" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schreef in bericht 



I see the fault, you are trying to add a number to some text.

The number part is:
Date ( Month ( Min ( Entretien_Mois_Visite::EM_Mois_Visite ) ); 1;Year (

But LeftWords is a textfunction.

You have to make a number of this part first.

GetAsNumber ( LeftWords ( Entretien_Data::ED_Dur_Contrat; 1 ))

That should do the trick

Keep well, Ursus



Re: Why Why why ??

Postby JF » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 10:29:54 GMT

Thanks but the calculation was working anyway.... I was searching for that 
fonction (in FM6 it had another name ?!?!) but the result was good, it's 
only the redraw of the awnser that was not working....... If I change record 
and come back.... voila! it change...... the funny thing my calculation is 
longer then what I told you, I take information if there's a check box check 
and change the text base on this 1st validation..... as soon as I check the 
box, the result change automaticaly... but not when it need to do some 
calculation using the custom fonction ?!?!

It's not working as a standard field and a text merge field.....

JF



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Re: Why Why why ??

Postby JF » Tue, 03 Apr 2007 10:52:19 GMT

I have found the problem...... it's the CustomFonction !!

I have replace in my calculation field the custom fonction by its equivalent 
data and now the result is instant !! the text change the second I change 
the the duration field......
haaaa let me see if FM8.5v2 fix that problem ??? I did'nt install it at home 
!!

JF




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> I am having problems defining relationships between two file.   I have e
> defined the relationship and I have defined the field with the relationship
> Name and the incoming relationship field, and still nothing.   What else is
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