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how to access value by formula

Posted on 2004-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I tried to set and access the value stored in text field and combobox in formula
however it somehow fail.
What is the correct syntax in formula?
Question by:damoncwk
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by:Sjef Bosman
ID: 10926861
What did you try?
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Accepted Solution

Bozzie4 earned 50 total points
ID: 10927664
The value in a field named MyField, can be accessed by it's name : eg. to show the field value in a dialogbox :


That's valid for all fields, also comboboxes etc....

To access the value in the current field, you can (in R6) also use @thisvalue (or to access the field name : @thisname)

So if you for instance would want to change the field's value to all uppercase, you'd put in the Input Translation for the field MyField :




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by:Sjef Bosman
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Tom, I suppose this question is strongly related to the next one (CloseWindow fails).
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Author Comment

ID: 10927744
thanks tom
it did work for text field, however when i try for rich text field as the field
contains lots of data then i tried the same method however cannot get
the rich text field value
any clues?
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Expert Comment

ID: 10927752
RTF field won't work.
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Expert Comment

ID: 10927831
That is to say : not everything works for Rich Text.

For instance, you can't show Rich Text content in a view , and you can't edit rich text values in a combobox/prompt/whatever.

What exactly are you trying to do ?


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Expert Comment

ID: 10928330
To read RT Field content use @Abstract... Look into help for parameters.

This has to be in a computed field and use this field in view

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Expert Comment

ID: 10928437
Or, if you use R6, @text.
In R5 you are stuck with @Abstract, though


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Expert Comment

ID: 10933398
@Abstract only picks up changes after they are saved.

Don't use rich text fields where you don't absolutely have to.

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