PRODUCT:  R:BASE             VERSION :  4.0
     AREA   :  DATA QUERY         CATEGORY:  TRANSFER       DOCUMENT#:  655
    In R:BASE 4.0 Browse/edit you can copy data from a column into a 
    variable, called #BROWDATA, then access that variable after leaving 
     You can use Browse/edit to view data and then use #BROWDATA to return a 
     value to a form where a menu is not applicable. This can be because you 
     want to choose a value from a great many rows or columns of data or 
     because you need to compare values from more than one table.
     To capture data from Browse/edit into the #BROWDATA variable, simply 
     move to the field containing the desired data and press Shift-F10. The 
     data from that row and column is now contained in the #BROWDATA vari-
     able. You can then use the variable #BROWDATA in a form or command file. 
     #BROWDATA provides an easy way to select a value from large amounts of 
     An Example Using an EEP
     Here's a simple entry/exit procedure (EEP) that displays the Browse/edit 
     screen. Note that you can customize the BROWSE command to display fields 
     in colors, lock columns, make data read-only, and prevent the user from 
     changing the query by switching to QBE. 
     SET VAR vcustid INTEGER
     BROWSE custid=READ=MAGENTA=6,company=READ=CYAN=25, 'Choose a + 
      CUSTOMER I.D. by hitting SHIFT-F10'= BLACK=44 FROM customer NOQBE 
     SET VAR vcustid=.#BROWDATA
     You can place this EEP on the sample form tranform in the CONCOMP 
     database as follows:
     Delete the field custid by pressing SHIFT-F9. Press SHIFT-F6 and locate 
     vcustid in its place. For vcustid, choose NO to define an expression, 
     choose INTEGER as the data type, and choose YES to modify field settings. 
     Enter BROWDATA.EEP as the name of the entry procedure to execute. 
     Now that you have replaced custid with vcustid, create an expression to 
     place the value of vcustid into the column custid so it is stored in the 
     table. Choose Define from the Variables menu and add the following 
     expression to the transmaster table:
     When the row is added, the expression is read, and the column custid is 
     updated with the current value of vcustid, which was selected in Browse/
     edit and has been transferred to the form via #BROWDATA.
     When the user moves into the CUSTID field on the form (now the variable 
     vcustid), the EEP browdata.eep is run. The EEP places the user in the 
     Browse/edit screen, where he or she can choose the appropriate customer. 
     After pressing Shift-F10 to select the value, the user must exit Browse/
     edit to return to the form, where the selected value selected appears in 
     the vcustid field. The form uses the selected value to look up the 
     customer information.
     Use a Keymap to Select the Data
     As an alternative, you can define a keymap to select the data and exit 
     Browse/edit. Press Ctrl-F1, and choose Define a keymap. Specify Alt-C as 
     the key to define. Enter the following keystrokes in the order shown:
     1.  Shift-F10. This selects the value and places it in #BROWDATA.
     2.  Esc. This moves to Exit on the Browse/edit menu.
     3.  Enter. This executes the Exit action and leaves Browse/edit.
     4.  Enter. This leaves the vcustid field in the form and executes the 
     5.  Shift-F8. This moves to the transdetail table in the form.
     6.  Ctrl-F2. This ends the definition.
     When the user has moved the cursor to the desired row and column in 
     Browse/edit, he or she can press Alt-C to select the data into #BROWDATA 
     and return the user to the form. Keymaps can be saved in the RBASE.CFG 
     file or automatically created using a script file.