powerbuilder initialize values

Posted on 2009-04-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
i want to create a function(lets call it initialize)  that will receive a data window as input (dw_imp)  and act as follows

all numeric fields of dw_imp  should be equal to 0
all string fields should be equal to '' (empty)
Question by:basilhs_s
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diasroshan earned 500 total points
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Import the attached function.
Save the below contents in notepad and save as f_update_dw.srf
Import it into ur pbl.

From ur code call the function as


global type f_update_dw from function_object

end type

forward prototypes

global subroutine f_update_dw (datawindow arg_dw)

end prototypes

global subroutine f_update_dw (datawindow arg_dw);Long ll_ColCount,ll_ColNo, i

String ls_ColType, ls_ColName

For i = 1 to arg_Dw.RowCount()

	ll_ColCount = Long(arg_dw.Describe("Datawindow.Column.Count"))

	For ll_ColNo = 1 To ll_ColCount

		ls_ColType = arg_dw.Describe("#"+String(ll_ColNo)+".ColType")

		ls_ColName = arg_dw.Describe("#"+String(ll_ColNo)+".Name")

		Choose Case Upper(Mid(ls_Coltype,1,4))

			Case "CHAR"

				arg_dw.SetItem ( i, ls_ColName, '' )

			Case "DECI"	

				arg_dw.SetItem ( i, ls_ColName, 0 )

		End Choose	



end subroutine

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If you are not creating your datawindow dynamically then it would be better if you give Initial Value while designing the datawindow. Hence for any new row in datawindow will have the default value.

open datawindow > from menu.. view > column specifications > set 'Initial Value'


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thanks Rosh. i will let you know if it is working

Author Comment

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Sandeep thanks for your reply. i know it but in many cases we used datawindows with a lage number of fields and we forget sometimes to give initial values to some of them

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i just tried it. it works perfectly.thanks

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