3.0 Field numbering messed up

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at comcast.net
Tue Oct 7 21:23:20 EDT 2008


Joe,

This will add the X in one shot before each field for you.

on mouseUp pMouseBtnNo
     repeat with x = 1 to the number of fields of card 1
         set the  name of fld x to ( "X" & x)
     end repeat
end mouseUp


It might be easier to think of 1 and "1" as reserved words in this  
instance.

HTHs

Tom McGrath III

On Oct 7, 2008, at 8:57 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:

> Hi Mark,
>
> And thanks. I kind of suspected that was probably the case, but we  
> all like to save keystrokes when we can; particularly when there are  
> a lot of them. Incidentally, the pointer tooltips plug-in 2.0 that  
> Chipp recently released provides the field names as I had designed  
> them "1", "2", etc. and no where does anything lead one to suspect  
> that Rev is parsing these names as "layer" numbers. Though I can,  
> obviously, accept things as they are, in my opinion Rev is dead  
> wrong. Must be some backward compatibility issue with MetaCard; but  
> not liking the prospect of changing the names for a whole bunch of  
> fields; guess I'll just add an "x" in front of each one.
>
> Joe Wilkins
>
> On Oct 7, 2008, at 5:29 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>
>> Hi Joe,
>>
>> Are you using "1", "2" etc. as field names? That's wrong.  
>> Revolution parses these names as numbers, regardless of the quotes.  
>> You must add some characters to make sure that Revolution parses  
>> the name as a string, e.g. "Val 1", "Val 2", etc.
>>
>> You can refer to these fields in a repeat loop or other script like  
>> this:
>>
>> repeat with x = 3 to 7
>> add fld ("Val" && x) to myTotal
>> end repeat
>> -- do something with myTotal here
>>
>> I think that saying "I shouldn't have to" is a little inappropriate  
>> in this particular case, even though it might apply to many other  
>> workarounds.
>>
>> --
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Mark Schonewille
>
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