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[SOLVED] Ampersands

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July 29, 2015, 10:48 AM
GavinL
[SOLVED] Ampersands
I know I can use &| to allow webfocus to know this isn't a variable, but when I was at summit, they talked about a SET command that would do the same thing so you don't have to change all your amps to amp bar. I was thinking it was SET &ECHO = ALL; but that doesn't seem to be working. I also tried SET DEFECHO = ALL; which also didn't work.

Anyone know which command to set?



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July 29, 2015, 10:51 AM
GavinL
Nevermind, coworker remembered it..

-HTMLFORM BEGIN NOEVAL



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July 29, 2015, 11:44 AM
Francis Mariani
Well, that's a revelation!!! I did not know about NOEVAL - always something to learn! Thanks Gavin.


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July 29, 2015, 12:30 PM
GavinL
Amazing the hidden things we find or is mentioned somewhere, but not easily found. Careful with that though, because any actual variables being used will not work with NOEVAL set.



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July 29, 2015, 06:37 PM
Waz
Same here, I just wish there was a list of these hidden gems.


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July 30, 2015, 02:34 PM
David Briars
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...mentioned somewhere, but not easily found...
I was curious as to where it might be documented.

I've read the -HTMLFORM syntax listing in Chapter 5 Managing Flow of Control in an Application in the Developing Reporting Apps manual, several times over the years, and didn't remember seeing the 'NOEVAL' option.

Did a search and there was the '-HTMLFORM BEGIN NOEVAL' syntax 'hiding' in the 'Amper Auto-Prompting Considerations' section of Chapter 3! Definitely needs to be listed in the syntax section.

I will try this parm the next time I am building URL querystrings, within a HTML form construct.

Great share Gavin! And please ask your coworker to join FocalPoint. Smiler
August 11, 2015, 12:16 PM
Kevin W
This sounds vaguely familiar. Check the contents of Walter Blood's Hidden Gems classes from this year's Summit. I don't have time to dig for it.


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August 11, 2015, 12:50 PM
Doug
Try these:More Hidden Gems Hands-On: Walter Blood, Information Builders (2014), Part 5 (2015) He did an Awesome job in presenting this, every time...




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August 11, 2015, 01:04 PM
CoolGuy
Good to know! Thanks Gavin!

Oh the day the docs are actually updated properly and the search actually works decently... If only...

Until then... To the forums!! lol


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March 20, 2017, 03:34 PM
GavinL
quote:
Originally posted by David Briars:

Did a search and there was the '-HTMLFORM BEGIN NOEVAL' syntax 'hiding' in the 'Amper Auto-Prompting Considerations' section of Chapter 3! Definitely needs to be listed in the syntax section.


The URL David was mentioning as I was just in search of it again..
http://infocenter.informationb...e/source/topic36.htm



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