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I know how to fill the dropdown from a procedure.

I'am missing some information overhere, is there anyway
to assign a dynamic default value in a procedure?

F.e.:
-*procedure retrieves months and month description from a data base.
-*the currentmonth should be the default selected month
DEFINE FILE CALDAT8
MONTHDESC/Mtr = DATECVT(DATE8, 'I8YYMD', 'MDY');
SELECTED/A8 = IF CFCMNT EQ &DATEM THEN 'Selected' ELSE '';
END
TABLE FILE CALDAT8
SUM
MONTHDESC NOPRINT
FST.SELECTED AS 'SELECTED'
BY CFCMNT
BY MONTHDESC
WHERE CFCYEA EQ 9;
ON TABLE NOTOTAL
ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT XML
END


I know the solution of !IBI.AMP.[File], but in this case the HTML code should be changed.

Regards,
Atilla

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If you are developing using the GUI HTML Layout Painter tool, in the Parameter tab for the drop-down box there is a "Selected Value" field where you can type the value you want to have selected by default.


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Hello Francis,
I am familiar with this option, but as you can see I want to dynamicly select the right value. The selected value which you refer to is a fixed value or ...

Any other suggestions?

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Ruud


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Dynamically based on what criteria?


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On the current month:

SELECTED/A8 = IF CFCMNT EQ &DATEM THEN 'Selected' ELSE '';


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If you examine the HTML code in HTML Layout Painter, you will see
//add onInitialUpdate() function to make changes before initial run of the reports


Change that particular line to
onInitialUpdate();

Then add the following code after the line
//End function window_onload


function onInitialUpdate()
{
var currDate = new Date(); // Retrieve today's date
document.form2.month.selectedIndex = currDate.getMonth(); // Select the current month, In JS, 0=Jan, 1=Feb, etc
}


The above code selects the current month and will work if there are 12 options in chronological sequence, Jan-Dec.

If the select list box is a list of months, you don't need to make it a dynamic list, keep it static and add the 12 values.

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document.form2.month.selectedIndex
I should state that the form name "form2" and select list box name "month" should be the names you've selected.


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document.form2.month.selectedIndex
.... and remember that the index begins from 0 not 1.

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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the suggested solution. It did fill in the right month and of course it works fine.

I find it pitty that pre-selecting a value can not be done in the procedure which fills the dropdownlist. My Basic idee: I do not want to write code, but want to use the graphic interface to build my applications

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I thought that there was a move to allow preselection of a value within the GUI - or am I mistaken? Confused

If there was an NFR, then it would only be availablke on a more recent release (7.6.10?) and as you haven't shown your signature (have you filled it in?) we do not know what release (let alone platform) that you use.

Best recourse is to contact your local rep or tech support and either, determine whether there is this function and in what release, or raise an NFR (or add your name to one in existance?) if it is an important feature for you.

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I do not want to write code, but want to use the graphic interface to build my applications

You are seriously limiting yourself.


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You are seriously limiting yourself.

Yes, painfully limited. Thanks for the codes above, Francis. I just had the first taste of raw meat, yummy.

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Hi Guys,

I can write and understand more then 12 different programming languages. Also I can understand that sometimes we have to write some code, for rare features.

But I have to be realistic: We made the step from 4GL to graphical design, but we still have to program in 3GL?

Just one question: Do you all now how to write assembler. I do not think that most of today's programs are written in it.

So again (and with an additional remark):
I do not want to write code for simple instructions, which should be default available.
Like: Assign a default value (within a fex) for the dropdown, when filling a dropdown through this fex.

And for all: Just want to make our world better en simple, simple features can help, isn't it?

Thanks for the discussion.

Regards,
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Do you all now how to write assembler
Yes, although I do not advertise it now-a-days - I have also programmed in hex and written OS routines, but less of the chest beating.

A fair many companies are trying to move to wholly GUI and this will probably bring them a fair few improvments, but (to be realistic) most GUIs still produce a vast amount of bloatware that can be improved dramatically by a few seasoned people.

As I am sure you know and realise, most (if not all?) GUI systems move through their life gaining from end user input. These improvements are heralded as new features in new releases - which is why I mentioned that I seem to remember comment about this fairly recently as an NFR and that it would be a good idea to contact your local sales or tech support to get the official line on whether this has been requested.

Anyone on 7.6.10 who can ratify?

Keep smiling and pillaging Wink

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And you can't really compare Assembler and FOCUS code, one has to be compiled... the other does not (there are probably some technical terms I could insert here if I knew what they were...)


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yeah, like one has to be key-punched...the other...




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Technical term for what happens to FOCUS code: Interpreted


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Thanks Ginny!


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