How to master one table field' limits

André.Bisseret Andre.Bisseret at
Sun Nov 26 11:42:46 EST 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 :-)
> 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 ;-)

Bonsoir Éric,

Thanks to your function, I get the comma delimited list ;
  but only if I  <put FilledLines(fld "TheTable") into  
tFilledLines> ; Actually if I <put FilledLines(the long name of fld  
"TheTable>, this long name is put into tTable in the function instead  
of its content !
Still a problem with "do" :-)) ?
Well, I am keeping the short name and the function works perfectly ;  
thanks again.

I got another problem with my table fields : I am trying to master  
the table limits in them. I set xLimit (2) and yLimit (10) and tried  
to use the rawKeyDown handler from your tutorial.

Seems it does not work for me : I mean, the conditon <if "revCell" is  
in the target> seems to be not true in my table field ;
If I state after it, "beep 4" : beep does not occur ;
If I state <put "revCell" is in the target>, nothing appears in the  
message box.

I suppose I am doing something wrong, or not doing something I should  
do ?

Best regards from Grenoble

> 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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