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Assigning data to a database memo field

Posted on 2002-07-15
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An easy one for you (probably)!

When appending data from a screen form to a database I'm using syntax like

FieldByName('CallType').AsString := edtCallType.Text;

What's the corresponding syntax for a memo field?

I assumed it would be something like

FieldByName('Comments').AsMemo := mmComments.Lines;

but life isn't that simple...

Many thanks for your help
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Question by:riccohb
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by:kretzschmar
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just from head,
don't know if possible

TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).Text := mmComments.Lines;

or

TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).asText := mmComments.Lines;

or also

TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).asString := mmComments.Lines;

meikl ;-)
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by:riccohb
ID: 7153941
Thanks for your help, but...

TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).Text := mmComments.Lines;

and

TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).asString := mmComments.Lines;

bring up the error 'Incompatible types: String and TStrings'

There's no such identifier as 'asText'.
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kretzschmar earned 50 total points
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use
mmComments.text;

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by:kretzschmar
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if all fails

var
  m : tmemorystream;
begin
  m := tmemorystream.Create;
  try
    mmComments.Lines.SaveToStream(m);
    m.position := 0;
    TBlobField(FieldByName('Comments')).LoadFromStream(m);
  finally
    m.free;
  end;
end;

meikl ;-)
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