Standalone riddle

Paul Dupuis paul at
Fri Jan 13 19:40:27 EST 2023

Fully qualified object references are your friend.

Have you tried referring to the field as:

put pText into field "searchTerm" of cd 1 of stack "stackName" -- of 
instead of the card number, use name or ID

On 1/13/2023 4:42 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> I have a 2-card stack, very simple. The first card has a plain text 
> list field and an editable search field. The user types in a string 
> and the resulting match is displayed on card 2 with definitions. The 
> stack requires no inclusions and scripts are extremely basic. I use a 
> native Android field for the search term, and since mobile controls 
> will be removed when the card closes, I place the search term into a 
> hidden LC field for later reference.
> I build for Android using LC 10 dp 4, signed for "development only". 
> If I cable the phone to the Mac and do a Test build, the apk runs 
> perfectly. If I build an independent standalone and install the apk 
> from Google Drive, it runs fine except when putting the search term 
> into the LC field, where it claims there is no such object. It is most 
> certainly there on the card.
> I can fix this instance by using "field x of me" but then I get the 
> same error in an unrelated line in a different handler. If I fix that 
> one, it moves again. The riddle is why does it happen in a standalone 
> apk and not in a cabled test run?
> The script snippet from cd 1:
> on doSearch pText -- pText extracted from native field
>   put word 1 to -1 of pText into pText -- strip trailing spaces
>   put pText into fld "searchTerm" -- for reference; ERROR: "no such 
> object"
>   ... <retrieve definition, populate a browser widget on cd 2>
>   go cd 2
> BTW, if I leave the test apk on the phone it continues to work 
> correctly after removing the cable. The odd behavior happens 
> consistently on a Pixel 7 phone, an old Huawei tablet and a newish 
> Samsung tablet.
> If I use Nearby Share to move the working apk from a previously cabled 
> build to another device, it also works okay. So something is different 
> when building an independent standalone vs. building a test app.

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