By Lionel Davidson
Casper Laing, the younger, fiery and really good Professor of Semitic Languages, is requested to decipher an historic parchment present in Israel. Piecing jointly its mysterious fragments, his translation quickly finds instructions to a shrouded place. Believed to be the key hiding position of the genuine Menorah, an old and useful Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis start a frantic race to say the prize. Surrounded via violent and treacherous opponents, Casper is enjoined on a perilous event deep into the burning Negev wilderness. a ways to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's 3rd novel, used to be a e-book Society selection and received the Crime Writers' organization Gold Dagger Award in addition to the Crime Critics' Award for top mystery of the yr. released within the united states because the Menorah males, it used to be a no. 1 bestseller on each side of the Atlantic. It extra cemented his recognition as one of many pre-eminent style writers of his new release, and was once defined via the father or mother as 'first-rate' and via the recent York occasions as 'a supple enjoy which studying, wit and elegance are superbly integrated.'
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Using TQuery components, see page 115. The SQL property, see page 117. Using the Database Form Expert, see page 21. Setting a range This example explains how to select a set of records by setting a range (also called a filter). To set a range on a Paradox or dBASE table, work with keyed (indexed) fields. To set a range on a SQL table, you can specify the fields to be used as indexes using the IndexFieldNames property. DB in a grid. For detailed instructions, see page 21. 2 Use the Object Inspector to change the form’s Name property to CustForm, change the TTable component’s Name property to Cust, and change the TTable component’s Active property to True.
1 Use Form Expert to build a form based on a query of the Customer table (for detailed instructions, see page 21). Use only the CustNo, Company, and State fields (for simplicity). Specify a grid layout. 2 Use the Object Inspector to set the TQuery component’s Active property to True. The grid displays the query results (by default, the query selects all records). 3 Set the TQuery component’s Active property to False. The grid empties. ) 4 Use the Object Inspector to display the TQuery component’s SQL property, and type the following statement after the last line in the SQL statement in the String List Editor window: where State = "HI" 5 Click OK to close the String List Editor.
When the user moves off that record, changes are posted automatically. But, to modify TField component values based on values entered in a standard edit control, or to perform table modifications in code, you need to explicitly switch to Edit state, set the value, and post changes. Note You can safely call Edit even if you’re already in Edit or Insert state. In such cases, calls to Edit have no effect. The TField component and the value you assign must be compatible. In the example, the edit control’s Text property is compatible with Table1Company, a TStringField.