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Posted on 2002-03-27
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In a database I am creating, there is to be a 'requested by' button.  Behind the button I would like to have code that brings up an address book choice box, you pick the name of the caller from the address book <NAB> and the fields branch/phone etc are populated from that.  There is a similar database in use on one of our servers <designed by someone no longer here> that has that type of button that works on that server only <though the form is used company wide>.  The code behind the existing button is...

SubDir:=@LeftBack(@Subset(@DbName;-1);"\\");
DB_Name:=@If(SubDir="";"";SubDir+"\\") + ContactList;
Choice:=@PickList([Custom];@Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees";"Select A Contact";"Select the related contact.";1);
Chosen_Contact:=@Subset(Choice;1);
@If(Chosen_Contact ="";"";@Do(
@SetField("RelatedDocument"; @Text(Chosen_Contact));
@SetField("RequestedBy";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;2));
@SetField("PeopleToNotify";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;2));
@SetField("ReqByPhone";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;3));
@SetField("ReqByLocal";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;4));
@SetField("ReqByDept";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;5));
@SetField("ReqByDivision";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;6));
@SetField("ReqByBranch";@DbLookup("":"NoCache"; @Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees"; Chosen_Contact;7))))

Is this more complicated code than I need put in?

Any suggestions?

thanks
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Question by:Paulette
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by:HemanthaKumar
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The code,
SubDir:=@LeftBack(@Subset(@DbName;-1);"\\");
DB_Name:=@If(SubDir="";"";SubDir+"\\") + ContactList;

is the deciding factor to see what database it is hitting.

In the line,
Choice:=@PickList([Custom];@Subset(@DbName;1):DB_Name; "Employees";"Select A Contact";"Select the related contact.";1);

@Subset(@DbName;1), select the server which would be the current server the database is residing.

In order to generalize this code, do this (Which will be a hard coding)

Server := "Name of the server where the lookup db is residing";
DB_Name := "Path to the database"


OR you can use some kind of control document and store centrally the path and server info of the lookup database, OR you can create a shared field containting the same info.

Let me know which suits your purpose

~Hemanth
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by:Paulette
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As the database will be on 3 or 4 servers, geographically distant, what would you suggest to be the 'best' or 'most straight-forward' way to accomplish what I am aiming to do?

any suggestions appreciated
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by:HemanthaKumar
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Replicate the database which will be used for lookup to all 3 or 4 servers and use the replicaID in place of Server:DBPath for lookup.
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by:Paulette
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Would it be more straight-forward for me to create my own code or method to achieve this lookup?  Rather than trying to pick someone elses code apart and change as necessary, would I maybe be further ahead <given I am at the beginner level of design> to use a method other than this?

Or maybe I am trying to do something WAY over my head....

thanks for your input as usual.....looking forward to your opinion...
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HemanthaKumar earned 200 total points
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The above method is not that bad, except for numerous dblookups which really kills the system. One simple approach would be to create an hidden column in the view where the picklist is acting and extract the selected values for selected row


You have to design an extra column in employees (I have refered that column as 10) like this,

RelatedDocument + "~" + RequestedBy + "~"...So..on...


Here is the formula
-==================
RepID := "852564A0:006B7872";
Choice:=@PickList([Custom];RepID; "Employees";"Select A Contact";"Select the related
contact.";10);
REM " The extracted value 'Choice' contains the string in format, RelatedDocument~RequestedBy~...";

@if(choice = ""; @Return(0); @True);

FIELD RelatedDocument := @Word(choice;"~"; 1);
FIELD RequestedBy := @Word(choice;"~"; 2);
FIELD PeopleToNotify := @Word(choice;"~"; 3);
FIELD ReqByPhone := @Word(choice;"~"; 4);
FIELD ReqByLocal := @Word(choice;"~"; 5);
FIELD ReqByDept := @Word(choice;"~"; 6);
FIELD ReqByDivision := @Word(choice;"~"; 7);
FIELD ReqByBranch := @Word(choice;"~"; 8);
@True

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PS: you can replace RepID := "852564A0:006B7872"; with appropriate replica id of the database used for lookup. Either you can hardcode or put it in some profile or control doc and refer it.





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by:Paulette
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When I click on the 'requested by' button I get this error

'entry not in design list'  <pretty unspecific I know....>

what causes this?  
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by:HemanthaKumar
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The specified column 10 is  hypothetical, you have to substitute with the column that contains all the information that will be retrieved and parsed.

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