Subject Re: ApplyLocate error
From Ruth Bromer <>
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:34:06 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Ken,  never mind.  I got the 'if' statement working.  I've got other
errors, but hopefully I can get them straightened out.


On 7/17/2019 2:26 PM, Ruth Bromer wrote:
> I'm not clear on testing in the IDE. Makes sense to be able to go in and
> fix things without having to go through the whole process before being
> able to make a change.
> However, I know that the input is good.
> It's the 'if' statement to determine of there is an existing record that
> just needs quantity to be updated, or if a record needs to be added to
> the output table.  I'm in a fix here and I just can't get it to work
> even though it works with Mervyn's original program.
> The issue is that I am ordering shirts of colors for myself that I
> didn't offer to others and the only way to put them in the input is to
> go into the table and add the records at the end, then resort.  The main
> difference in what Mervyn has as input is that it is a huge file with a
> lot of other fields.  My input is just what I need for the report to the
> silk screener who wants my order ASAP.
> Ruth
> On 7/17/2019 1:36 PM, Ken Mayer wrote:
>> On 7/17/2019 6:26 AM, Ruth Bromer wrote:
>>> Ken,
>>> I had put an msg command in the program and all the fields are there
>>> and correct.  I guess that's the same as the ?
>> Yes, it will definitely do the trick, although I was assuming you
>> would be testing it in the IDE, so the ? would display the information
>> in the Command Window. This would allow you, if there was an error, to
>> spend some time examining it, making changes in the code, and go back
>> and forth, which you wouldn't be able to do using the msgbox() function.
>> Just a coding technique from many years of working with the software.
>> Ken