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by JackieBlue1970
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Templates
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Templates

stam wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:50 pm
So that’s a bit like a class then?
From what I can see, it is like Inheritance of properties in OOP rather than an instance of class.

Moderaters note: Removed the wrong quoting.
by JackieBlue1970
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: String issues

FourthWorld wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:41 pm
- Use a field, as you've done.
- Use the simple "put" command, to display in the Message Box
- Use the debugger, designed for exactly this sort of observation.
I have used the debugger some but find it cumbersome for this purpose, when I want to just observe the variable for a test.
by JackieBlue1970
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: String issues

Perhaps it is helpful if you remember that LiveCode does not distinguish between string variables and numeric variables. BTW - in my cultural context (American born in 1970) "whacked" means "crazy". Quite possibly: LiveCode has grown out of HyperCard, a programming environment that was initially th...
by JackieBlue1970
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: String issues

BTW - in my cultural context (American born in 1970) "whacked" means "crazy". I always thought that "whacked" meant murdered. American, 1951. Craig It does as a verb - as in "to get whacked". Mostly heard in movies about organized crime. If it is about street gangs you usually here "pop a cap" as i...
by JackieBlue1970
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: String issues

Putting into the fields worked for my purposes and quickly let me diagnose and address the testing issues. But, the handling of string literals is very strange compared to other languages. As you surmised, it is XML, which is just formatted text. Other languages treat them as text/strings, period, e...
by JackieBlue1970
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

Re: String issues

Thanks. Strange behavior. I keep running into strange behaviors with LiveCode. Honestly, I would consider this a bug since the information is enclosed in quotes and should be interpreted as a string literal, not HTML. Very, very whacked.
by JackieBlue1970
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: String issues
Replies: 25
Views: 1027

String issues

I'm perplexed on this one. I am testing an call to eBay's API, a very simple one. The XML code is submitted with headers. I found it was not working, even though the XML is right. I was building the XML up with strings and found that it doesn't work as the logic would indicate: put "<?xml version='1...
by JackieBlue1970
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Internet
Topic: LiveCode + Xero (OAuth1.0a)
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

Re: LiveCode + Xero (OAuth1.0a)

I’m curious, have you tried the solution noted above using the POST and GET functions?
by JackieBlue1970
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Internet
Topic: Using tsNetPost
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Using tsNetPost

Thank you. Can’t hurt. I’ll give it try on Monday. I thought I saw something in the forums that the POST command was not preferred though.
by JackieBlue1970
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Internet
Topic: Using tsNetPost
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Using tsNetPost

Good afternoon and happy Friday. I'm doing some testing with LC and the eBay XML API. Basically involves a POST to eBay's server. I'm testing with a simple request - GetOfficialEbayTime (yes it says get but all the eBay requests are POST). I've tested my XML in eBay's API Explorer which allows me to...
by JackieBlue1970
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Building a SQL statement issue
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Building a SQL statement issue

Thanks. I saw the post. As I said though I can write the function myself - in a variety of languages, it would be nice if it was built in. String manipulation is a standard function for most languages. That was my only point. Thanks. Jack
by JackieBlue1970
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Building a SQL statement issue
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Building a SQL statement issue

Thank you. I am just copying from a spreadsheet cell and something is in there that LiveCode picks up. I suspect an escape code. Although I am puzzled as this doesn’t happen in SQL and text editors. I guess I will write some functions to check it. I’m a bit puzzled why LC doesn’t include better stri...
by JackieBlue1970
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Building a SQL statement issue
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Building a SQL statement issue

Thank you Klaus. The contents of that filed are in the photo. I cleared it and added, and it worked. HOWEVER, there was nothing changed in the field. So I am a bit puzzled on how that would cause anything. The only thing I can concluded was using something off the clipboard that had hidden character...
by JackieBlue1970
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Building a SQL statement issue
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Building a SQL statement issue

Good afternoon folks. I've been testing my application this morning. I ran into an issue on a different part of functionality that had been working find, even this morning. However, not it is displaying behavior that I cannot explain. It is pretty simple functionality. It simply creates a SQL statem...
by JackieBlue1970
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Would you fund a campaign for a better livecode website?
Replies: 26
Views: 1048

Re: Would you fund a campaign for a better livecode website?

Pictures of "pretty" teenage girls at some high school in Edinburgh does NOT let anyone know what a bloody marvellous entry language LiveCode is There are lots of languages that could give people a leg up though. I think LiveCode is relatively easy to learn too. But, Python, C#, LIberty Basic, Pure...

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