Find string "xxx" in field yyy OF THIS CARD
Peter M. Brigham, MD
pmbrig at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 11:28:57 CST 2012
On Feb 2, 2012, at 9:30 AM, DunbarX at aol.com wrote:
> You are right in that the (my) find hint seems not to work. I think it used to, but now am confused. I will ask to have it removed.
> This is a workaround, so that if your text is not on the card you are at, at least you will not be taken somewhere else. I am sure you could have written this yourself:
> on mouseUp
> lock screen
> put the number of this cd into tCard
> find yourText
> if the number of this cd <> tCard then
> put "not found here"
> go cd tCard
> end if
> end mouseUp
> It seems that what we really need is either:
> find yourText on cd yourCard --like I thought we had, or
> find yourText on marked cds --something like that
> Craig Newman
Craig's handler will work if you are already on the card you want to find in. More generally, do something like this:
on doMyFind tStr, tFldName, tCardID
put the short id of this card into startCdID
go cd id tCardID
find string tStr in fld tFldName
if the result = "not found" or the short id of this card <> tCardID then
go card id startCdID
Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis Nugent Dixon <effendi at wanadoo.fr>
> To: use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 8:53 am
> Subject: Find string "xxx" in field yyy OF THIS CARD
> Hi from Beautiful Brittany,
> I have been having problems with the "find" command.
> In a stack with multiple cards, I want to find specific
> strings on a card of my choice (the card currently displayed),
> and NO other.
> If I code "find string xxx in fld yyy of this card" ..
> doesn't work.
> If I look in the dictionary for the "find" command, I find no
> information concerning a search on a specific card.
> However, a user comment (from Craig) shows that we can use :
> find yourtext in field yourfield of card cardOfInterest
> by which I understand that you can define a specific
> card by its number. This does not work either.
> Has anybody had problems like this, or have I reached
> my first LiveCode "bug" ?
> Is there any way of restricting a "find string" to a
> specific card. I'm on LiveCode Build 1080 Version 4.5.0
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