1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 23, 2011 9:40 AM by philmodjunk

    Big Buttons to post Times



      Big Buttons to post Times


       I am needing help in the following:

      I've created a small data base, using FMK11, for my "Touch screen laptop".
      I need (3) Buttons, showing a Start time, Arrive Time and End time with  a calculation of time used.
      I am hoping for something along the line of (3) Big Buttons, pulling system times, and calculating time used.
      They might look along the line of :

      Button 1= "Start of shift".  If, I touch the "Start button" and it should post time in a box below the "Start BUtton" the existing system time, giving me my "Start of Shift time". ( I still need the option to adjust time entered system time, if need be.)

      Button 2= Arrival time. (I touch this button,  it too should post my Arrival time to my Destination) with allowance to adjust the time and finally,

      Button 3= Clear time. ( I wish on this button,  to post my departure time from the location).  Yes, here too, I would like to be able to correct the time, if needed. (

      Each "Button" not withstanding what their are titled, should be pulling initial times from the system.  Each button will post the time in a box below the Titled Button.

      Therefore. It might look similar to :

      Today's DATE :MM/DD/YY

      1. [Start]          [Arrive]       [Clear]

      2. {hh/ss]         [hh/ss]        {hh/ss}

      I would like a total hours noted between the Shift Start time and End Time. ex. (8hours worked) " or whatever is calculated.

       Note: line 1 (just above) is shows "Touch Buttons" and if I click or Touch the button Line 2 entries will display.
                line 2 (just above) shows the resulting times.

      So, can someone help me with creating this script or direct me to a possible existing Knowledge Base/ Forum solution
      which may already exist.

      Thanks for the help in advance.





        • 1. Re: Big Buttons to post Times

          Your buttons can use Set Field [YourTable::YourTimeField ; Get ( CurrentTime ) ]

          In situations where you may have to deal with midnight, Using timestamp fields and Get ( CurrentTimeStamp ) will be a better option.

          Since this step copies the system time or timestamp into a data field, you can still edit the value after you click the button.