Text editors, linked to variables instead of fields


#1

In my Gradebook database, some info such as Instructor and Instructor info, is stored in variables, rather than fields to avoid repetition. If a text editor object is linked to a field, updating the field automatically updates the text editor display, but if the text editor is linked to a variable, updating the variable does not update the text editor display… until the form is switched to Graphics mode and back once. I can work around this failure by inserting temporary fields in between the variable and the text editor, but there SHOULD be an easier solution, I think. Is there?


#2

It should update if after changing the variable you issue a showvariables myvariable statement.


#3

I just tried Gary’s suggestion, and it worked.


#4

Yep. Works like a charm now. THANKS!


#5

BTW, showvariables works exactly the same in both Panorama 6 and X.