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Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

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I am using Visual dBase 5.7, I know...its pretty old.  It still works great for so many things that I use it for.  I was hoping to get some help with 2 things.  One, is it possible to create a form in Visual dBase and run the form window independent from the Visual dBase window, is there a simple way to do this?

I am also looking for help on writing an index, I want an index that contains part of a word or the value from another field. Such as (this is not in the proper syntax):

index on sc tag temp for "jobaddress" contains the value of job_stname

I want to index on SC where the jobaddress contains the value of the field job_stname.

Bob

RE: Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

VdB 5.7 is great!
Your first question:
Include in the first CLASS of the form
this.MDI = .F.
this.SysMenu = .F.
The execution path on windows work area should be "C:\VisualDB\BIN\DBASEWIN.EXE form_name.wfo" (or wfm)
Your second question:
I suggest you to use the table utilities on Navigator/Tables/open_your_table/Table/Table Utilities/Manage indexes/New and you may specify any expressions. Once the index is created, you may set order to index_name.
Hope being helpful.

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