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Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Hi,

I am using QV 11 Personal Edition

I have written a sub routine to calculate dates based on a selection.

I have kept a slider control and when the value of the slider changes, it should call this subroutine and inturn calculate the dates.

My sub routine is like this

SUB SubName

     SET var1 = some date conversion

     SET var2 = other conversion

ENDSUB

I will be using these variables in other controls

I went to the Field Event Trigger (the field is linked to the slider control) and added an External -> Run Macro action for OnSelect event

I tried to call the subroutine using

SubName

as well as

CALL SubName

Both didn't work out. Can anyone help please..

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Re: Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Oops..

How to use the variables already defined in the script editor inside a macro.

Now only I am checking my macro. It is throwing error.

Please help, I am new to QV & macro. How to use the functions of QV inside a macro and set & get variables

Is writing macro different from writing a subroutine in the script editor? I am confused.

Can we write a subroutine in Edit Script area instead of macro? If so how to call that in an event trigger action?

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Hi,

In macro you can get variable like this

Get and set variable value in macro

Set value = ActiveDocument.Variables("VariableName")

I am not sure writing a subroutin in the script editor.  It is good practice to write macros in Macro Editor.

Regards,

jagan.

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Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Writing script is to load data inside application.

Writing macros (CNTR+M). You can write Sub routine as well as function inside MAcros.

Subroutine can be directly called by name and function you have to write Call FunctionName.

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Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Also you can get  variable and set values as follow

set varValNonVol = ActiveDocument.GetVariable("Vol-NonVol")
varValNonVol.SetContent "Non voluntary",true

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Re: Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Thanks Jagan & Swapnil. Will try these out.

May I know how to create a function?

Is it

Function

End Function

?

It is throwing error.

I don't know what I did, I am unable to open the macro window itself.

When I press Ctlr+M or from the menu, QV is getting minimized. Anybody faced this issue?

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Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

May be there is limitation in personnnel edition.

Try function as

Function funName

End Function

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Re: Calling a Subroutine in Trigger Action

Thanks swapnil.

Now the function is not throwing any error and i tried with msgbox and it shows correct value

I wrote like this

Function funName (var)

     blah blah blah

     funName = blah blah blah

End Function

But how to use this function in a trigger action? I want to pass a date as the param value and it will return another date

I am using a trigger action for a field value change and setting the return value to another variable

I tried calling the function, but it is not giving any output

I tried

=funName(var1)

as well as

=funName($(var1))

Both didnt work. Any help please?