I can't send a message with a field to another handler

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Aug 3 02:31:24 EDT 2012

On 03/08/2012, at 04:21 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Dr. Hawkins
>> Just to be clear here, it's not the mechanics of getting it there, but
>> rather the content format of the message.
> I believe the tricks are:
> 1) send the parameters as long names
> 2) you then have to use 'the text of' to get the numbers
> 3) you then need to 'set the text of' to change the content - it is a
> property you are dealing with
> so
> on closeField
>  --it's on this card
>  put the long name of field "SubTotal" into tRef1
>  --it's on another card
>  put the long name of field "GrandTotal" of card "Summary" into tRef2
>  dlrAdd me, tRef1, tRef2
> --any other stuff
> end closeField
> In a stack or library script:
> on dlrAdd pAmt, tRef1, tRef2
>   set the text of tRef2 to pAmt + the text of tRef1
> end dlrAdd

set the text of tRef2 to pAmt+value(tRef1)

will also work


Dr Terry Judd
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Eduction Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

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