In a table field, cells getting "not empty" while no text in them
Andre.Bisseret at inria.fr
Sat Nov 25 06:31:19 CST 2006
Le 25 nov. 06 à 12:34, Eric Chatonet a écrit :
> Bonjour André,
> That's normal behavior since when you click in cell 3 of line 4
> without typing anything, line 4 will contain 2 tabs :-)
Ah ! d'accord ! That is what I was not conscious of ! Now, I
And thank you very much for the function; I am going to do what I was
Always learning a lot thanks to you :-))
Best regards from Grenoble
> So use a tiny function:
> function FilledLines pFld
> local tTable, tList
> put pFld into tTable
> replace tab with empty into tTable
> repeat with i = 1 to the number of lines of tTable
> if line i of tTable <> empty then put i & comma after tList
> end repeat
> delete char -1 of tList
> return tList
> end FilledLines
> put FilledLines(the long name of fld "TheTable") into tFilledLines
> You'll get a comma delimited list like "1,3,8,9": the number of the
> lines that are not empty as you wished it.
> Note that I use the long name of fld "TheTable" as param: it's more
> secure and allows to write directly: put pFld into tTable (without
> using do this time ;-)
> Best Regards from Paris,
> Eric Chatonet
> Le 25 nov. 06 à 12:16, André.Bisseret a écrit :
>> On one card, I have several fields where the users will write
>> textual data.
>> For each field, I need to check for each line if it is empty or not.
>> (I would like that, if a line is not empty then a small check box
>> be shown so that the user could check it ; then the checked lines
>> would be copied and then pasted elsewhere as a whole. )
>> One of the fields is a normal field ; all is working well with it.
>> But another field is a table field (say, "theTable") with two
>> editable columns and 9 editable lines.
>> First, I put empty into field theTable
>> Then, if I write something only in the top-left cell
>> when I test the lines, I get :
>> - line 1 not empty as expected;
>> - lines 2, 3 and 4 are empty as expected;
>> but, it happens that lines 5, 6,7,8 and 9 are not empty (seems
>> they contains one tab space).
>> Well, before sending this message, this time I did not forget to
>> read again the tutorial from Éric Chatonet on "How to manage table
>> fields". Thanks to it, I used the "clearTable pFieldName" handler
>> (instead of only putting empty into the field°
>> But this does not solve my problem.
>> Again, if I select some cells in the field (even if I dont write
>> anything), lines are becoming "not empty" (seems it is randomly).
>> So that check boxes appear for lines in which there are no text;
>> but something anyway :-((
>> It seems that some lines get "something" in them, not only while
>> nothing has been written in them, but even while they have'nt been
>> So the only solution I think about now, is to keep visible all
>> check boxes of all lines of the field, even if they dont contain
>> any text. But of course, it is not so good from an ergonomic point
>> of view.
>> Is there a way to figure out this issue ?
>> Thanks for any help
>> Best regards from Grenoble
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