VFP 9 hiding value in a grid row/column based on a date in the record

I have a grid in a form that contains a Loan Amount field. Above the grid is a year (2010,2009, etc.) in a combobox. If a year for a date field in the same grid that contains the Loan Amount field is the same as the selected year in the combobox the Loan Amount should show otherwise it shouldn't. I have made this work properly but when I try to edit the value in the Loan Amount field, in the status bar of the application it says that this is read-only. Here is the code that I have put into the INIT of the grid to make the hide/show functionality work properly:

this.column6.ControlSource = + ;
 "IIF(ALLTRIM(STR(YEAR(loan.date_req))) == thisform.pageframe1.page12.txtPlanYear.value, + ;

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Thomas SwaneyOwnerAsked:
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Olaf DoschkeConnect With a Mentor Software DeveloperCommented:
Yes, Sparse=.F. solves it. Before that the loan also shows in the rows not meeting the iif condition.

And yes, the column.controlsource is set to "loan.loan_amt", not the text1.controlsource and of course not the container1, which has no controlsource and value property.

You may also set container1.backstyle=0 and container1.borderwidth=0 to make the grid cell look normal and empty.

Bye, Olaf.
Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Yes, as you have an expression as the controlsource, the controlsource get's readonly automatic. It's not like you perhpas think, that some of the textboxes of the column have a controlsource of '' and others have a controlsourece of loan.loan_amt. Ther is only one textbox in the column, it's only drawn for each record, but there is only the one control in the active record, and this has the expression as it's controlsource and therefore is not bound to a field it could write to or update, that's making it readonly.

You should rather add an unbound textbox or perhpas even a control without a value property, like a container object to the grid column (eg column.addobject("container1","container")  and use the Dynamiccurrentcontrol of the column via

this.column6.dynamiccurrentcontrol = "IIF(ALLTRIM(STR(YEAR(loan.date_req))) == thisform.pageframe1.page12.txtPlanYear.value, + ;

And use the controlsource of the column rather than the control within the column.

Bye, Olaf.
Thomas SwaneyOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Olaf.

I have tried this adding two textbox controls to the grid column and adding the code that you suggested to the Init of the grid.

Unless I add the controlsource of loan.loan_amt for the grid column it shows the first column from the loan table as the value in the grid column.

Text1 has a controlsource of loan.loan_amt
Text2 has a empty controlsource.

So in other words it is still not working properly. I could maybe try another control but I would think that I would get the same results.

Have you got a application that this is working in currently or have you tested it?

Olaf DoschkeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
The controlsource of controls in a grid column rather "inherits" the controlsource of the colun, true. It's mainly the grid that binds to the table, not the inner controls. So what's wrong about setting the column controlsource to  loan.loan_amt?

Set column.sparse=.f. perhaps.

I don't see why this would not work, I'll create such a grid now and test.

Bye, Olaf.

Thomas SwaneyOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Works great!!
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