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Force Parameter Text

Anonymous
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OK, not sure if this is posible but I will give it a go.
I am in the process of creating my own multi-use door for use on future projects.
What I would like to do is force text within a parameter for use in scheduling.

For example, if my door has a vision panel, I would like another parameter to call the code VP

ie
if visionpanel = 1 then
vp_schedule = "VP"
endif

Obviously this script doesn't work. What do I need to do to get this to work.
Do I need to use the Call command?
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
If I am on the right track here you need to firstly have a text parameter called "vp_schedule" in your parameter list.

Then in you master or parameter list you need ...

if visionpanel = 1 then
vp_schedule = "VP"
PARAMETERS vp_schedule = vp_schedule
endif

This will set the parameter value.
Now you can use this as an additional parameter in your schedules.

Barry.
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
You should also have something in the code to turn off "VP" when there is no vision panel.
So maybe something like this is better.

if visionpanel = 1 then
vp_schedule = "VP"
else
vp_schedule = ""
endif
PARAMETERS vp_schedule = vp_schedule
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Anonymous
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Thank you very much Barry,
That is exactly what I want.

For some reason the 'LOCK' command isn't greying out the parameter when I open the object however. No big deal though.

Thanks again, saved me banging my head against the GDL reference guide
Barry Kelly
Moderator
Tom wrote:
For some reason the 'LOCK' command isn't greying out the parameter when I open the object however. No big deal though.
In Parameter script type the following (with the quotes) ...

LOCK "vp_schedule"

Barry.
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Anonymous
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Gosh, I must of had a brain freeze yesterday.
Thanks

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