Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

Visual Dbase 5.7 Form & Index Question

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.


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.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close