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Providing interface feedback - Progress Bars

When performing lengthy updates in the SalesLogix client, it's a good idea to provide the user with some degree of feedback so that it doesn't appear as though SalesLogix has locked up.  The Progress Bar control, can be used for this purpose:

 Progress Bar

The main properties in this control you will want to set are the "Max" and "Position" properties.  "Max" defines the upper limit of the bars position.  "Position" defines the current position of the bar.  Basically, we just need to set "Max" to the count of records modified, and then need to increment the "Position" value by one for each record we update.

In this simple example, I'm simply running through the Account table, and setting the status value from each record to "Open" when it doesn't already have that status.

Sub UpdateAccounts

Dim rs

Set rs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
With rs, pos

        pos = 0

         Set .ActiveConnection = Application.GetNewConnection
         .CursorLocation = adUseClient
         .CursorType = adOpenStatic
         .LockType = adLockOptimistic
         .Open "select * from Account where status <> 'Open'"

         ProgressBar1.Max = .RecordCount
         ProgressBar1.Position = pos

         .MoveFirst

         While Not (.Bof or .Eof)

             .Fields("modifyuser").Value = Application.BasicFunctions.CurrentUserID
             .Fields("modifydate").Value = Now
             .Fields("status").Value = "Open"

             .Update

             pos = pos + 1
             ProgressBar1.Position = pos

             .MoveNext
         Wend
         .Close

End With
Set rs = Nothing

End Sub

 

That's all there is to it. Users will now be able to visually follow the progress of the update.  I hope you found this code sample helpful! Smile

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