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Posted on 2004-08-11
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Hi,

I have to following problem. I have an TEdit password field which needs to check the value from the TEdit field (pwField) with the result from the query. If the two values are exactly the same, go is set to True. The problem is this: the "If pwd = realPwd then" statement always returns False for some reason, even when the values are the same. Can anybody help me out with this?

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procedure TAfmeldStoring.HelpDeskAfmeldenClick(Sender: TObject);
var
  go : boolean;
  realPwd, pwd: string;
begin
    go := False;
    ADOConnectionA.Close;
    ADOQueryA := TADOQuery.Create(nil);
    ADOQueryA.Connection := ADOConnectionA;
    ADOQueryA.SQL.Text := 'Select password from LUpasswords where application = '+CHR(39)+'MyApp'+CHR(39);
    ADOQueryA.Open;
    pwd := pwField.Text;
    If ADOQueryA.RecordCount<>0 then begin
      realPwd := AdoQueryA.Fields[0].Value;
    end;
    ADOQueryA.Close;
    ADOConnectionA.Close;

    if pwd = realPwd then
      go := True;
end;
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Question by:jornv
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by:mokule
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Hi
1. go might not be set because it is local variable and it is not used anywhere.
2. Don't use RecordCount rather Eof and Bof
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by:jornv
ID: 11771066
No, this part:
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if pwd = realPwd then
      go := True;

will always return false, if the go is locally declared or not that aint the problem, be cause it doesnt even reaches that since it returns false.
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by:mokule
ID: 11771159
It is a problem
Look at the code below

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  go: boolean;
  s1,s2: string;
begin
  go := False;    // there is no blue dot on the left margin - it is not executed
  s1 := 'x';
  s2 := 'x';
  if s1 = s2 then
    go := True;    // there is no blue dot on the left margin - it is not executed
end;
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ID: 11771227
try  go := pwd = realPwd

Edu
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by:Ivanov_G
ID: 11771378
change the query to :

Select UPPER(password) from LUpasswords

and then the check should be

if UpperCase(pwd) = UpperCase(realPwd) then
      go := True;
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by:jornv
ID: 11771412
Thanks DarkCore_, this is what I needed, it works case sensitive and I dont need to declare a global variable
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