Schultz’s PowerBuilder Notes

Making DW Radio Buttons and Check Boxes look disabled


An effective GUI quickly communicates to the users  how they can interact with the current window.  For most datawindow edit styles, PowerBuilder supplies its developers with the means to visually show if  it is available to accept user input.  Unfortunately, if you are working with an older version of PB,  how to show  a disabled check box or a radio button is a  puzzle.  Here is how I deal with this issue.

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March 17, 2009 Posted by | 2. Datawindows, Datawindow PowerScript, Expressions, Modify and Describe | , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Datawindow Column Properties


The Dialog box

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | 2. Datawindows, Datawindow Painter, Expressions, Modify and Describe | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Expression Syntax


Like

“Like” can be used to create an expression to look to see if a string to exists anywhere in a column. For example, if you want to filter to include only names which have the string “ing”:

name like “%ing%”

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May 15, 2008 Posted by | Expressions | , , , | Leave a comment

List of Functions Available in Datawindow Expressions


Expressions are most commonly used to create datawindow column property expressions. But the are also used to create filter and find strings.
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May 15, 2008 Posted by | Expressions | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment