ASK dialog box

Randy Hengst iowahengst at
Wed Nov 25 12:17:04 EST 2015

Hi Klauss,

Yes, I did find that Cancel put EMPTY into it.

The catch is, so does selecting OK when the user leaves the dialog empty.

I’d like to respond in different ways depending on the user selecting Cancel versus OK.

I can’t find a way to trap for which button is pressed since in both cases it seems that EMPTY is placed in “it”


be well,

Randy Hengst

> On Nov 24, 2015, at 11:47 AM, Klaus major-k <klaus at> wrote:
> Hi Randy,
>> Am 24.11.2015 um 18:44 schrieb Randy Hengst <iowahengst at>:
>> Hi All,
>> I’ve include an ASK command in a new app. 
>> It was my understanding (though I don’t see this in the dictionary) that “Cancel” is placed in the “it” variable when the user selects “Cancel."
>> However, the “it” variable seems to be empty… which is the same way “it” appears when no information is entered into the ASK dialog box and “OK” is pressed.
>> I’d like to do one thing when the user “Cancels” and another when the user simply leaves the dialog blank, but presses OK.
>> Is there a way to discern between an “OK” with no information added and a “Cancel”?
> If the user hits „Cancel":
> the result = Cancel
> :-)
>> be well,
>> randy
>> Randy Hengst
> Best
> Klaus
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