updating all text items in a block programmatically with a loop

From: Rasputin <sshaw_at_crem.com>
Date: 1997/05/01
Message-ID: <3368E5C9.A9C3BC81_at_crem.com>#1/1

[Quoted] I would like to be able to update the values all other text items after editing one of the text items using a loop in a POST_TEXT_ITEM trigger. I don't want to have to hard code references to the item names in my assignment statements, but their doesn't seem to be a way to set the value of a text item using SET_ITEM_PROPERTY. This function seems to provide every property except for the value of text items. I can get the first and last item ids using
GET_BLOCK_PROPERTY('my_block_name',FIRST_ITEM/LAST_ITEM) and FIND_ITEM('my_block_name'||GET_BLOCK_PROPERTY('my_block_name',LAST_ITEM), but then I can't assign the new value (I want to use the REPLACE function to search/replace a string) without hard-coding the name of each text item.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this?


Steven W. Shaw
Programmer - Pacific Ridge Data Resources (http://www.crem.com)
work: sshaw_at_crem.com
home: sshaw_at_west.net
Received on Thu May 01 1997 - 00:00:00 CEST

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