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SelfTest ( UseSelf )

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Mark D Kerr, R & I Solutions

Allow for direct input ("override") of auto enter calc field.

Sample Input:
SelfTest ( Self )
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Using "SelfTest ( Self )"

in an auto enter calculation, tests for direct input of a value, while eliminating field renaming concerns, as would occur if using ...

Get ( ActiveFieldName ) = "Date_Final"

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


[QUOTE] tests for direct input of a value, while eliminating field renaming concerns, as would occur if using ...
Get ( ActiveFieldName ) = "Date_Final" [/ QUOTE]

Hi Mark,

use "GetFieldname()" (FM 10) to test for a specified active field without using hard coded names:

GetValue( Substitute( GetFieldname( YourTO::Date_Final); "::"; "¶" ); 2 )

dbyte solutions, Munich
June 13, 2009 4:21pm

Agreed, you see the GetFieldName function as line 3 of the CF. I use this behavior in cross calculating values a LOT. IMHO, it's way easier to input the test/result as...

SelfTest ( Self ) ; Self ;....

than to produce....

GetValue ( Substitute ( GetFieldname ( YourTO::Date_Final ) ; "::"; "¶" ) ; 2 ) = Get ( ActiveFieldName ) ; Self

N'est pas?

Mark D Kerr, Buena Park, CA
August 14, 2010 10:48am

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