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SalesLogix Basics 2 - Basic Scripting/Control Events

 

It's simple enough in the SalesLogix LAN client to slap a bunch of bound controls on a form, but if you want to perform any sort of action on that data, chances are you are going to be writing code on various events available to you.

As a simple example, I'll build a simple account level form, using code to return a count of contact records associated to that account

 

An event in simply a user or system initiated action.  The form itself has a number of events.  In this example, I'm using the form's WhenChange event to display the current last modified date for the account, and to set the default text on the button.  The WhenChange event fires every time a form is associated with a new ID record, such as moving in between account records.

'Including Script - System:SLX Database Support
option explicit

Dim AccountID

Sub AXFormChange(Sender)
    SetControlDefaults
End Sub

Sub SetControlDefaults
    AccountID = txtCurrentID.Text
    dteLastModifiedDT.Text = GetField("MODIFYDATE", "ACCOUNT", "ACCOUNTID = '" & AccountID & "'")
    txtCount.Text = "Calculate"
End Sub

On the WhenClick event of the button, I call a function using the SLX Database Support script's GetField function to return a count of the contacts for the current account, and set the Button's Caption property to display that value.

Sub cmdGetCountClick(Sender)
    Sender.Caption = GetCount(AccountID)
End Sub

Function GetCount(sAccountID)
    GetCount = GetField("count(*)", "contact", "accountid = '" & AccountID & "'")
End Function

Obviously, this is a pretty simple example and there are many more things you can do via code in SalesLogix.  There are many good VBScript language references available online, and it wouldn't hurt to find a good ADO reference as well.  I'll be providing other simple code snippets in future articles, so please keep reading!  Smile


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