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Accessing list element value of a list item

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How do I access the list element value of a list item in Developer/2000?  I am trying to use the built in function: Get_List_Element_Value() that takes both the list name or list id and the list index as parameters.  

My form has a list item called site_list in data block3.  On the selection of an item in the list I am attempting to assign the value selected to the global variable site.  I place the following code in the when-list-changed trigger:

DECLARE

LIST_TYPE  item;

BEGIN

     LIST_TYPE := FIND_ITEM('BLOCK3.SITE_LIST');  --for debugging purposes only
     :GLOBAL.SITE := GET_LIST_ELEMENT_VALUE(FIND_ITEM('BLOCK3.SITE_LIST'),:BLOCK3.SITE_LIST);

END;

When I switch debugging on, I see that the ID field of the list_type record is being initialized with a value.  Also the value of :BLOCK3.SITE_LIST is correctly initialized.  However, an exception occurs on the line where :GLOBAL.SITE is being initialized.  

Could somebody please provide some insight?
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If the value of the item you are looking for is the selected item in the list you can simply reference the item.

:GLOBAL.SITE := :BLOCK3.SITE_LIST;
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by:desmondg
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Thanks.  This works perfectly when the list elements and the list item values are the same.  Previously I had the set differently.
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