FAR from torture ....  Once you get productive on SB+, you can churn out
screens that are consistent and easy to use by end-user clients faster than
just about any other product.  I'd recommend SB+ to anyone starting a new
project.  The fact it's moved fairly seamlessly from Character to GUI and
soon to .NET without users really having to make ANY changes to their code
(that were not to their benefit to do, anyway!) -- Most ANY other product
has required a 'refactor' or 're-do' to change even rarely used code
screens...

Heck, I have seen code file screens that we have not had to touch since 1997
-- how crazy is that??  I just can't picture another product with that kind
of 'staying power'.

Just my .02 -- but what other product has been in constant use since the
1980s but still looks half-way commercial today??  

DW

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[mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Wjhonson
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question


I like these SB+ questions.
It lets the rest of us non sb plusers peer into the torture chamber.




-----Original Message-----
From: Lunt, Bruce <bl...@shaklee.com>
To: 'U2 Users List' <u2-users@listserver.u2ug.org>
Sent: Tue, Mar 13, 2012 11:14 am
Subject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question


Hi Bob (and all other's who have been following this issue):
I have found the problem. I did try creating a brand new screen and it was
till failing, so I started changing settings, one at a time. I finally
hanged the right one: I had the Write Record (Y/N) set to Y. I changed it o
N and all is well. It makes sense since I was using a work record and in he
Process After Screen Accept slot I called a program to update the main ile
from the changes in the work record. So there is no reason to have the creen
write the record.
Sorry for taking up everyone's bandwidth. :-) Bruce

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mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Woodward, Bob
ent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:14 AM
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i Bruce,
Make a brand new screen with just the four WORK fields.  If the problem
ersists in the new screen then the problem is how you're loading the data nd
calling the screen.  If the problem does not appear in the new screen hen
start adding bit by bit, saving and testing in small steps until you ither
start seeing the problem again, or you get the screen completely uilt.  It's
got to be an assumption you're making somewhere along the line hat coming up
from behind and biting you.
-----Original Message-----
rom: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Lunt, Bruce
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 5:14 PM
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ubject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question
Interestingly, it still fails after I remove the process from the field.
here is nothing in any field definition to control the logic flow.
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mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Woodward, Bob
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:35 PM
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o theoretically, the one process is what's causing the "skipping" action of
he Earned Date field.  To test that theory, take it off completely.  This
hould let the cursor move between the LI# and Earned Date field, line by
ine, each time, regardless if you change any of the values or not.  After ou
prove that it is, in fact, this process that's causing the issue then 'd say
our next step is to look at what's happening inside the process.  Is t a
PROC or a BP program?
Maybe we should take this off-list instead of flooding everyone's inboxes.
'm far from an expert in this but I'm willing to explore possibilities with
ou.
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rom: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Lunt, Bruce
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:20 PM
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ubject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question
Yes they are MV fields. There is nothing on the LI# or Award fields. The
equencing is left to right with no extra processing and they are just @WORK
ariables.
I tried to move the process from Process After entrty slot to the Validation
lot and it behaves a little better but it still skips from line 1 to 2 and o
on without stopping at the Earned Date field.
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rom: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Woodward, Bob
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 2:15 PM
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ubject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question

o are these MV fields or SV fields?  Also, you only have a process-after on
he Earned Date?  Nothing on the LI# or Award fields? I'm also assuming your
equence of prompting in the screen is straight forward, left to right for
hese 4 prompts, and you have no extra processes on the DICT entries for
hese.  You said they are just @WORK variables, right?

----Original Message-----
rom: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org
mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Lunt, Bruce
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 1:53 PM
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Hi Bob,
Thanks for the reply. I agree with you - Kevin's book is fantastic! I have
een using it for many years and still refer to it when I need guidance. As
or the problem: Maybe I am using the wrong processing slot.  What I have is
omething like this:
LI#   Award     Earned Date     Paid Date
--   -----     -----------     -----------
99   xxxxx     DD MMM YYYY     DD MMM YYYY
I have the LI# field as input but do nothing else with it. I have the Award
ield as no input; display only. I have the Earned Date field as input with
Process After process to determine what to do with the Paid Date. In the
rocess I will populate the Paid Date if it is not already there. I will
hange the Paid Date to be the same as the Earned Date if the Earned Date as
changed and the Paid date was the same as the original Earned Date. If he
Paid Date is not the same as the original Earned Date I will leave the aid
Date alone. And lastly, the Paid Date field is diplay only.
To me, this means that I have to prompt the user for the Earned Date - I
annot skip the field until I know if they are wanting to change the field o
I then will know what to do with the Paid Date. If they do not change the
arned Date then I will leave the Paid Date as it is.
I also put a DISP line showing the value of the original Earned Date and the
urrent one in the Process After for the Earned Date and it will show
orrectly the first time I enter the screen (after I hit enter in the the
arned Date field.) but it will show after I enter the LI# field, the next
ime I open the screen and skip the Earned Date field. 
Thanks again,
ruce

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mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Woodward, Bob
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:09 PM
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ubject: Re: [U2] SB+ screen question

i Bruce,
It may have to do with your concept of how the work flow is going in screen
nd the way your process is working to control your entry.  If you have ccess
to a copy of Kevin King's green System Builder book "SB+ Solutions", heck
the sections in "Special Processing for Multivalued Fields" starting n page
3-145.  Specifically where it talks about the fact that in an ultivalue
field, the Process Before the Prompt is only executed one time or the first
value, not before each value of the field.  This might be here you're having
the problem.
I love this book, by the way!!!  Thanks Kevin!
BobW
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mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Lunt, Bruce
ent: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:40 AM
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ubject: [U2] SB+ screen question
Hi All,

 have created a new screen in SB+. The data is built into the work record nd
then I want to have the user be able to go through the lines one at a ime in
order to change a date field. The date field itself will only be ble to be
changed when another associated date field is not already resent. I have the
screen working pretty well except for something strange hat is happening.
That is, I can call the screen up from the menu and when  hit enter at the
first line it move over to the the date to be modified.
ut when I exit the screen and come back into it, the cursor will not move
ver to the date but just down to the next line, and the next line again if
continue to hit the enter key. It never goes over to the date field, just
own a line. When it reaches the bottom of the data it cycles back to line ne
and continues to go down the page with each enter key. Now it gets eally
interesting. When I exit the screen and then go back into the screen t will
work correctly. And if I exit and re-enter it will fail again. It ust
toggles between working correctly and not working at all.

 have tried to debug this by putting in DISP statements into the Process
fter Display (the first process is called from here) but I do not see what s
causing the screen to react the way that it is.

 don't know if I have explained it very well but has anybody else had this
roblem before and know how to fix it?

hanks in advance,
ruce
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