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Currently Selected field

Hi Guys,

     Thanks for ur support in this forum.

     Please help to find out this trick.

     I need to get currently selected field to use in a chart. Mns I have a field named 'Project Type'

     It has three values like 'Maintenance', 'Development', 'Consultancy'.

     I want to show text box when the value of [Project Type] is 'Maintenance'

     Thanks in advance.

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Currently Selected field

In Text Box -> Layout -> Show (Conditional -> [Project Type] = 'Maintenance').

When ever you select the Maintenance this text box would be displayed in your chart.

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Re: Currently Selected field


Take a look at the GetFieldSelections() function.

From F1 help:

getfieldselections( FieldName [, ValueSep [, MaxValues]] )

Returns a string with the current selections in a field.

ValueSep is the separator to be put between field values. The default is ', '.

Maxvalues is the maximum number of field values to be individually listed. When a larger number of values is selected the format 'x of y values' will be used instead. The default is 6. 


getfieldselections ( Year ) 

getfieldselections ( Year, '; ' ) 

getfieldselections ( Year, '; ' , 10 )

(EDIT: Ah, I seem to have misunderstood the question. Thought you wanted to show the current selection that you had made, in a text object)

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Currently Selected field


use the function getfieldselections().

This will show what you have selected in the field [Project Type].

So if I understood your request you want to display a text box when [Project Type] is "Maintenance".

Create your text box, on the Layout tab make "Show" conditional with the following expression:

if(getfieldselections([Project Type])='Maintenance',1,0)


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Currently Selected field

Hi pat,

     Thanks for ur reply.

     I tried in ur way. But still I m not getting the result as I needed.

     I m using QV 10 SR2. Is thr any pblm with tat?

     Please clarify this.


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Currently Selected field


don't know about the version issue and can't test it but I'd be very surprised.

Start by creating a text box without the "show" condition expression.

in the tex box put the expression:

=getfieldselections([Project Type]).

now start selecting on your [Projetc Type] field. What happens to the text box? This should display the selected value of [project Type] when one and only one value has been selected. Is this the case? If not there is a typo. 

The idea is to test the result of the above expression against the string 'Maintenance' and show the textbox if this condition is met.

try again - I tested it her and it works (v8.5).

by the way  Sivasubramanian's solution woul ddo the job too.

good luck.

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Currently Selected field

Hi pat,

     Again I ve tried it as u said.

     It works perfectly in the text but not in the show condition expression.

     I dono y happening like this... But before I ve tried with other chart types. I didn't face any pblm like this.

     I ll try to find out wats the pblm in this n ll post u.


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