Button Actions

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Button Actions

Postby geoff » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:13 am

I would like to do the following in the Forms Designer: Create a button that will insert (append) the current date into a Notes type field.

When I create a Button, I can specify the data source where the data is to go (it is a Notes type field). Then for the Button I set Action 1 as 'Select Date" - I assume this gets the current Date - but what do I do next to insert this value into the nominated data source? I had though that Action 2 could be "Append Caption to Value" - but this seems to do nothing.

I would appreciate advice.

thanks

Geoff
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Re: Button Actions

Postby dhaupert » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Hi Geoff,

Unfortunately it's not possible within the current forms to do what you're hoping to do. If you're doing this on the desktop, may I suggest a macro/text expander tool that would expand out an abbreviation when you type to insert the date. I've heard of users using them in tandem with HanDBase to quicken up data entry.
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