Automatic operation of checkbox and radio buttons is easy, but what if you want to extend the functionality or do something out of the ordinary? This blog discusses how to manage the control more closely via button notifications. I will also update the checkbox script from Part One of this series to use notifications to add a narrative description to the dialog.Continue reading "LDC #133: Checkbox and Radio Button Controls..." »
Friday, April 26. 2019
Friday, April 19. 2019
Last year, I wrote a series of blog posts on a Page Break Manager tool for GoFiler. It allowed users to save page breaks into a style template, rename them, and delete them. One feature was conspicuously absent though, the ability to edit a page break. Well, it seems like now would be a good time to rectify that mistake! This blog post is going to go over how to add the edit function to this script. It’s also a really good example of code should be written in a fairly modular fashion, because it makes it a lot easier to come back in and edit things later. I wrote this seven months ago, I don’t really remember how a lot of the functions work exactly. Things like reading the file into a data table, or saving the file back out, are somewhat complicated, and while I’m sure I could figure out how it’s working, there’s really no need to, since those are self-contained functions within the script. I don’t need to know how they work really, as long as they do what they’re supposed to do I can simply re-use them in this new function without a problem.
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Friday, April 12. 2019
It’s time to finish up our full script for our Section 16 data scraper. In the first three parts of this series we completed a base script that would go out to the SEC’s website, download all of the filings from a particular CIK, cache all of the Section 16 filings, find all of the reported transactions, put those transactions into a CSV file, and then read all of those transactions and figure out which of those transactions are current holdings. This week we are going to finish up by creating a dialog and adding our script functionality into the dialog.
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Friday, April 05. 2019
This week’s blog post is going to be an example of using Legato to analyze a directory and a csv file, and to update a database with the results. While this script is specialized for a personal website and may have a lot of practical application outside of similar websites, it showcases many of the concepts I want to cover in this blog and illustrates the ability of Legato to bring data together.Continue reading "LDC #130: Synchronizing Meta Data" »