copy field to stack of unknown name

Sarah Reichelt sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Sun Feb 13 21:02:16 CST 2005


Hi Bob,

I think you are on the right track, but the stack name (or stack file 
name) needs to be a global or custom property if scripts in other 
objects are going to access it.

Cheers,
Sarah

On 13/02/2005, at 2:04 AM, Bob Hartley wrote:

> At 15:31 12/02/2005, you wrote:
>
>> Hi Bob,
>
>
> Hi Klaus
>
> No luck with this. I used the method of Richard Gaskin's employee 
> database to ask the user for a  filename before starting. I had this 
> working the old fashioned way but I think the pre-save is more 
> elegant. Anyway I used this for them to make a new file.....
>
> on doFileNew
>   ask file "Name new database file:" with "MyDatabase.abd"
>   if it is empty then exit to top
>   put it into tFileName
>   if char -4 to -1 of tFileName is not ".abd" then put ".abd" after 
> tFileName
>   set the itemDelimiter to "/"
>   put last item of tFileName into tStackName
>   set the visible of stack "Master Database" to false
>   clone stack "Master database"
>   Err the result
>   set the name of stack it to tStackName
>   set the title of stack tStackName to (char 1 to -5 of tStackName)
>   --set the minWidth of stack tStackName to 500
>   --set the minHeight of stack tStackName to 250
>   set the fileName of stack tStackName to tFileName
>   -- "tFileName" is the full pathname of the file the user named 
> earlier.
>   Err the result
>   set the visible of stack "Master Database" to true
>   put the stackFileType into tSaveStackFileType
>   set the stackFileType to "RevoABD_"
>   save stack tStackName
>   Err the result
>   set the stackFileType to tSaveStackFileType
>   show stack tStackName
>   toplevel stack tStackName
> end doFileNew
>
> Now when I use a buton with the script
>
> on mouseUp
>   copy field "TextField" of stack "Armbase Database Designer" to card 
> 1 of stack tFileName
> --or use tStackName
> end mouseUp
>
> then there is an error
>         executing at 4:01:57 PM
> Type    Chunk: can't find stack
> Object  Add Field
> Line    copy field "TextField" of stack "Armbase Database Designer" to 
> card 1 of stack tFileName
> Hint    button id 1052 of card id 1002 of stack "Armbase Database 
> Designer"
>
> If I use tStackName I get the same
>         executing at 4:03:54 PM
> Type    Chunk: can't find stack
> Object  Add Field
> Line    copy field "TextField" of stack "Armbase Database Designer" to 
> card 1 of stack tStackName
> Hint    button id 1052 of card id 1002 of stack "Armbase Database 
> Designer"
>
> But if I use
>
> on mouseUp
>   copy field "TextField" of stack "Armbase Database Designer" to card 
> 1 of stack "MyDatabase.abd"
> end mouseUp
>
> It works, however I don't know if the target stack is always going to 
> be MyDatabase.abd
>
> If I use
> tStackName.abd I get the same error
>
> Any help would be great
>
> Cheers
> Bob; Sunny Scotland



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