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Hi All,

I need a script that will give me a warning based on due date.

For example:

The due date is (September 1, 2006)

Current Date (August 12, 2006)

Three months before the due date I need the DB to warn me

July 1, 2006 a warning "Reminder" text in green color

One month before the due date

August 1, 2006 a warning "Warning" text in yellow color

Two weeks before the due date

August 17, 2006 a warning "Urgent" text in red and blinking

Then a check box that the user will check if the task is already delt with.

Then the warning field will be empty.

Thank you all in advance.

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Case(

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)); Day(Get(CurrentDate)); Year(Get(CurrentDate))) >= date_due and

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)); Day(Get(CurrentDate)) - 14; Year(Get(CurrentDate))) <= date_due and

IsEmpty(task_done);

TextColor("Urgent"; RGB(200; 0; 0));

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)); Day(Get(CurrentDate)) - 14; Year(Get(CurrentDate))) >= date_due and

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)) - 1; Day(Get(CurrentDate)); Year(Get(CurrentDate))) <= date_due and

IsEmpty(task_done);

TextColor("Warning"; RGB(255; 225; 50));

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)); Day(Get(CurrentDate)) - 1; Year(Get(CurrentDate))) >= date_due and

Date(Month(Get(CurrentDate)) - 3; Day(Get(CurrentDate)); Year(Get(CurrentDate))) <= date_due and

IsEmpty(task_done);

TextColor("Reminder"; RGB(0; 200; 0))

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I prefer this style - taking advantage of short-circuiting (new since vs. 7) and it would save 3 evaluations. By testing for Task_Done outside the entire calc, we can save 3 more evaluations. And the entire calc won't bother to calculate at all if task is done (taking advantage of branch prediction), saving more evaluations. I also find it easier to read in this format:

If ( IsEmpty ( TaskDone ) and DueDate ;

Let ( [

today = Get ( CurrentDate ) ;

urgent = today + 14 ;

warning = Date ( Month ( today ) + 1 ; Day ( today ) ; Year ( today ) ) ;

reminder = Date ( Month ( today ) + 3 ; Day ( today ) ; Year ( today ) )

] ;

Case (

urgent :great: DueDate ; TextColor ( "Urgent"; RGB ( 200; 0; 0 ) ) ;

warning :great: DueDate ; TextColor ( "Warning"; RGB ( 255 ; 225 ; 50 ) ) ;

reminder :great: DueDate ; TextColor ( "Reminder"; RGB ( 0; 200; 0 ) ) ;

)

)

)

John, your calc doesn't work unless the DueDate is the current date or passed. I suppose you have DevCon on your mind!

LaRetta :wink2:

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Hi Sir LaRetta,

Just checked the calc of Mr. John and seems not working maybe i did something wrong?

By the way thanks for the the new calc. Looks very easy now, that was the cal I was thinking the first time around, but I was really confused, I think there's not enough logic in my head.

I saw that kind of calc with the age calc example from this forum.

Thanks again

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You didn't set your calc to unstored which it needs to be because it uses Get ( CurrentDate). If you change that, you will see what I mean. But here's the comparison. It breaks because (I think) John copy/pasted the pieces and didn't correct them properly. I doubt his mind is here with us today - it's off at DevCon where I wish *I* was! :wink2:

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