Not sure if this will be userful, but would placing the following script in your stack (or frontscript I guess) work easier?
command amIHere pName try dispatch "imHere" to group pName of the current card catch tError return false end try end amIHere command imHere return true end imHere Might be cheating using try this way, but I think it should work pretty well. If the dispatch fails due to object (or in this case, background) not found error, you get false, if the dispatch is handled you get true. On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:23 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I used DO to evaluate the statement and of course that works, but any > reference to group <variable containing group long name or long id> fails > to resolve. > > I worked around this anomaly (which I vaguely recall I've run into before) > by using > there is a group tDataGrid of tCurrentCard > > tDatagrid is the short name of the datagrid > tCurrentCard is the long id of the card the datagrid is on > > Apparently you cannot reference an object using it's full id, but you can > reference an object using it's short name and the long id of the parent! I > find this odd, but oh well. > > Bob S > > > > On Apr 11, 2018, at 09:08 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < > email@example.com> wrote: > > > > Ok here is a real stinker. > > > > put quote & tDataGrid & quote && "of" && tCurrentCard into tGridLongName > > put (there is a group tGridLongName) into tGroupExists > > if not tGroupExists then next repeat > > > > tGridLongName resolves to: > > "dgsites" of card id 1002 of stack "Sites" of stack > "/Users/bobsneidar/Documents/Livecode Projects/Forms Generator 8/Forms > Generator 8.livecode" > > > > When in the message box I type: > > put there is a group "dgsites" of card id 1002 of stack "Sites" of stack > "/Users/bobsneidar/Documents/Livecode Projects/Forms Generator 8/Forms > Generator 8.livecode" > > > > I get true. > > > > But the code: > > put (there is a group tGridLongName) into tGroupExists > > > > returns false. tGridLongName is not resolving in this statement. > > > > Is this another use case for DO? > > > > Bob S > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your > subscription preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode