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    Dear Users,

    I am very new to MediaPlay, having been with MS Access for quite awhile and been very disappointed with my attempts to distribute Access databases. Anyway, I am trying to convert a project I had in Access to MediaPlay. But I am having what seems to me a ridiculous problem:

    Page.StartTimer(1000)

    nWeekday = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_DAYOFWEEK);

    nMonth = System.GetDate(4);

    If (nMonth == 1) Then (strMonth = "January") AND (Label.SetText("Label1", strMonth)) End;


    If (System.GetTime(1)>.5) Then Label.SetVisible (lblGoodMorning, false) End


    I keep getting an error when compiling, telling me to put '=' near different places, and after I do, what I want to happen does not happen.

    What I am trying to do with the two If statements is this:

    (1) create nested If statements in order to put as text in a label the current month and day of the week (as part of the entire current date on the user's computer: day of week, name of Month, day, year[4 digits]); and,
    (2) to allow only one of three labels to be visible depending on the time of day. That is, if it is before noon and after midnight, then display the label which says: "Good morning," if after noon but before 5 PM, allow the label which states: "Good afternoon," to be visible, and then after 5 PM and before midnight, to have "Good Evening," appear.

    I do have a working clock on my opening page already.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Very truly,
    edsager

  • #2
    Originally posted by edsager
    Dear Users,

    I am very new to MediaPlay, having been with MS Access for quite awhile and been very disappointed with my attempts to distribute Access databases. Anyway, I am trying to convert a project I had in Access to MediaPlay. But I am having what seems to me a ridiculous problem:

    Page.StartTimer(1000)

    nWeekday = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_DAYOFWEEK);

    nMonth = System.GetDate(4);

    If (nMonth == 1) Then (strMonth = "January") AND (Label.SetText("Label1", strMonth)) End;


    If (System.GetTime(1)>.5) Then Label.SetVisible (lblGoodMorning, false) End


    I keep getting an error when compiling, telling me to put '=' near different places, and after I do, what I want to happen does not happen.

    What I am trying to do with the two If statements is this:

    (1) create nested If statements in order to put as text in a label the current month and day of the week (as part of the entire current date on the user's computer: day of week, name of Month, day, year[4 digits]); and,
    (2) to allow only one of three labels to be visible depending on the time of day. That is, if it is before noon and after midnight, then display the label which says: "Good morning," if after noon but before 5 PM, allow the label which states: "Good afternoon," to be visible, and then after 5 PM and before midnight, to have "Good Evening," appear.

    I do have a working clock on my opening page already.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Very truly,
    edsager
    What about
    If (nMonth == 1) AND (strMonth = "January") Then (Label.SetText("Label1", strMonth)) End;


    Just an thought..

    Georges

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    • #3
      Re the second part - you could do this with -

      result = System.GetTime(TIME_FMT_AMPM);
      if (String.Right(result, 2)=="PM") then
      greeting="Good Afternoon"
      else
      greeting="Good Morning"
      end
      if (String.Left(result, 2)> "5") and (String.Right(result, 2)=="PM")then
      greeting="Good Evening"
      end
      Label.SetText("Label1", greeting);

      As for part 1 - I've looked at this myself in the past but put it on the back burner for when I know more about AMS. It would be easy in Access but I think in AMS you might need to use a table to do some looking up. Greater minds will no doubt come up with an answer

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      • #4
        Tigg helped me out with this one...hope it helps!


        result = System.GetTime(TIME_FMT_HOUR);

        result=String.ToNumber(result);

        if (result <= 7) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Early Morning");

        elseif (result <=9) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Morning");

        elseif (result <= 12) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Late Morning");

        elseif (result <= 15) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Early Afternoon");

        elseif (result <= 16) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Afternoon");

        elseif (result <= 21) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Evening");

        elseif (result <=24) then

        Paragraph.SetText("time of day Paragraph", "Good Late Evening");

        end

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        • #5
          This fulfils both requirements I think.
          An excercise for me to start to get my head round tables at last -

          -- Greeting.
          result = System.GetTime(TIME_FMT_AMPM);
          if (String.Right(result, 2)=="PM") then
          greeting="Good Afternoon"
          else
          greeting="Good Morning"
          end
          if (String.Left(result, 2)> "5") and (String.Right(result, 2)=="PM")then
          greeting="Good Evening"
          end
          Label.SetText("Label1", greeting);



          -- Date as text.
          tbl_months={"January","February","March","April"," May","June","July","August","September","October", "November","December"}
          tbl_days={"Sunday","Monday","Tuesday","Wednesday", "Thursday","Friday","Saturday"}
          tbl_day_numbers={"First","Second","Third","Fourth" ,"Fifth","Sixth","Seventh","Eigth","Ninth","Tenth" ,"Eleventh","Twelfth","Thirteenth","Fourteenth","F ifteenth","Sixteenth","Seventeenth","Eighteenth"," Nineteenth","Twentieth","Twenty first","Twenty third","Twenty fourth","Twenty fifth","Twenty sixth","Twenty seventh","Twenty eighth","Twenty ninth","Thirtieth","Thirty first"}
          get_month = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_MONTH);
          get_day_of_week = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_DAYOFWEEK);
          get_day = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_DAY);
          get_year = System.GetDate(DATE_FMT_YEAR);
          m = String.ToNumber(get_month);
          d = String.ToNumber(get_day_of_week);
          dd = String.ToNumber(get_day);
          month = tbl_months[m]
          day = tbl_days [d]
          days = tbl_day_numbers[dd]
          display_date = "Today is "..day.." the "..days.." of "..month.." "..get_year
          Label.SetText("Label2", display_date);

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          • #6
            Cool! Yes, this is a great one for getting familiar with tables. :yes

            Corey Milner
            Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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            • #7
              I agree with Corey: very cool.

              Thank you all. This will definitely provide for an opportunity to become familiar with AMS5.0 tables.

              Thanks,
              edsager :yes

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