Putting a variable into a KirbyBase database cell

Hi,
With a lot of help from Jamey, the KirbyBase inventor, I’ve managed to
get a script that does what I want it to. I’ve proven that I can
populate my database properly. But, so far, I’ve only been able to
update my table if I put in literal values, like the value “39” below.
But, in my real world, I need to put a variable in there. It’s a
variable derived prior to this in the program. It’s named “$totalpages.”
If I put #{$totalpages} in place of the “39” below, I get a parsing
error:

:/PageCounts/pagecounter.rb:91: parse error, unexpected kEND

Dir.glob("*.ps").each do |dirfile|
result = pageinfo_tbl.select(:recno, :filename) { |r| dirfile =~
Regexp.new(r.filename) }
pageinfo_tbl.update(:pagecount=>39) { |r| r.recno ==
result.first.recno } unless result.empty?
end

Thanks,
Peter

On Sep 28, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Peter B. wrote:

Hi,
With a lot of help from Jamey, the KirbyBase inventor, I’ve managed to
get a script that does what I want it to. I’ve proven that I can
populate my database properly. But, so far, I’ve only been able to
update my table if I put in literal values, like the value “39” below.
But, in my real world, I need to put a variable in there. It’s a
variable derived prior to this in the program. It’s named
“$totalpages.”
If I put #{$totalpages} in place of the “39” below, I get a parsing
error:

You don’t want #{$totalpages} but simply $totalpages.

The #{…} notation is for use within a string such as:

"There are #{$totalpages} total pages"

Gary W.

unknown wrote:

On Sep 28, 2006, at 2:47 PM, Peter B. wrote:

Hi,
With a lot of help from Jamey, the KirbyBase inventor, I’ve managed to
get a script that does what I want it to. I’ve proven that I can
populate my database properly. But, so far, I’ve only been able to
update my table if I put in literal values, like the value “39” below.
But, in my real world, I need to put a variable in there. It’s a
variable derived prior to this in the program. It’s named
“$totalpages.”
If I put #{$totalpages} in place of the “39” below, I get a parsing
error:

You don’t want #{$totalpages} but simply $totalpages.

The #{…} notation is for use within a string such as:

“There are #{$totalpages} total pages”

Gary W.

Thanks, Gary. Yeh, I tried that too, without the braces. I didn’t get
the parse error, but, I didn’t get the results I needed, either. I found
that I have some variable problems. But, thanks for the explanation.
I’ve always been confused about when to use #{ or not.
-Peter

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