Option Menu Specifics

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Feb 8 13:04:42 EST 2010

I think you need to use a combination of FindIndex and dgHilitedIndex like so:

dispatch "findIndex" to group "myDataGrid" with "myColumnName", "mySearchString"
put the result into myValue
set the dgHilitedIndex of group "myDataGrid" to myValue


On Feb 8, 2010, at 9:48 AM, Andrew Kluthe wrote:

> Hello again!
> I am having difficulty figuring out how to script some specifics into option
> menus.
> My option menu is populated on preOpenCard and everything lists smoothly.
> When set to view, this card displays a LandOwner's Name in a disabled text
> field. When the cards status is set to update,  it shows a list of names
> pulled from a table in a mySQL db, in alphabetical order.
> However, the current record being worked with was loaded on a previous card
> and the information was put into a set of global variables.
> gLandOwnerContact (the current record's landowner name).
> I want the default selection for the option menu to be the same as
> gLandOwnerContact. But when clicked, I still want it to display a full list
> of the names.
> I am just beginning in Revolution. I have modified column and row behaviors
> in DataGrids (to change cards on doubleUp), but never overridden any other
> controls functionality. I am thinking this is what is going to take to
> implement the above. Can someone point me on the right path or help me hash
> out the appropriate logic for this?
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> Andrew K.
> RJD Farm LLC
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