Users...? You never know what they'll like and not like. My user would like a particular value to be set as the default in the drop-down options. My focexec to create the drop-down looks like this:
FILEDEF YEARLST DISK YEARIS.HTM
-DEFAULT &TRANS = ' ';
TABLE FILE BU01TB06 SUM COMPUTE YEARVAL/A8 = IF CD_YEAR EQ '&TRANS' THEN 'SELECTED' ELSE ' ' ; NOPRINT COMPUTE OPC/A128 = ''; ON TABLE SET HOLDLIST PRINTONLY BY CD_YEAR NOPRINT
ON TABLE HOLD AS YEARIS FORMAT ALPHA END -RUN
The drop down then has All Years 2003 2004
My user wants the default to be set to current year. "All Years" comes from my HTML code and 2003/2004 comes from my focexec code.
Question is: How do I set a default selection ?
February 18, 2004, 09:07 PM
well, what works for me is to write my entire option list using focus defines DEFINE FILE thing PICK/A10=IF CDYEAR IS &SOMETESTVAL THEN ' SELECTED ' ELSE ' ' ; OUTPUT/A100= ''; END TABLE FILE thing PRINT OUTPUT BY CDYEAR NOPRINT ON TABLE HOLD AS MYDDLIST FORMAT ALPHA END ..and myddlist is filedefed into my site ..and my html page has 'ALL' with value $ as the first entry hardcoded into the page. Then i reference this list
< !-- #include file="list_shp/myddlist.txt" -->
This works for an .asp launch page. if yours is html, you can issue a filedef at the top, make it a fex, and use !ibi.fil...but you know that already. Hope this helps; it works great for me.