In a table field, cells getting "not empty" while no text in them

André.Bisseret Andre.Bisseret at inria.fr
Sat Nov 25 06:31:19 CST 2006


Bonjour Éric,


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  
understand !

And thank you very much for the function; I am going to do what I was  
aiming for.

Always learning a lot thanks to you :-))

Best regards from Grenoble
André


> 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
>
> And:
>
> 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 :
>
>> Hi,
>> On one card, I have several fields where the users will write  
>> textual data.
>> a
>>
>> 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.
>> Now,
>> 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  
>> selected.
>>
>> 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
>> André
>
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