Autofill Utility

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Thu Jan 23 14:50:09 EST 2020

Hi all. 

These scripts may help you if you want to autofill text in a field from a list of prior values. The rawKeyUp handler goes in the field, and the autofill can go anywhere in the message path. You can see how simple this is. 

The prerequisite is to have a uniquevalues propery in the field. I have another handler if anyone is interested, which upon openCard queries a database for unique values for a list of fields, and then populates each field's uniquevalues property with the results, but I hesitate to put that handler here because it uses calls to sqlYoga, and some don't use that. 


Bob S

ON rawKeyUp
   IF the text of me is not empty THEN
      autoFill the long id of me
      exit to top
      -- focus on me
   pass rawKeyUp
END rawKeyUp

on autoFill pTargetID
   put the text of pTargetID into tText
   put the number of chars of tText into tCharCount
   put the uniqueValues of pTargetID into tValueList
   put lineOffset(tText, tValueList) into tOffset
   if tOffset = 0 then exit autoFill
   put line tOffset of tValueList into tNewValue
   if tText is tNewValue then exit autoFill -- in case we tabbed
   set the text of pTargetID to line tOffset of tValueList
   select char tCharCount +1 to -1 of pTargetID
end autoFill

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