I have a quick question regarding swizzled objects.

I have an original object, say Object a, I am working with.

I set a property a.something.somethingother.somethingelse.myNewProperty  to some value x.

Then at some point I am saving a and continuing to work with it.  I assume here by saving a, I saved myNewProperty as well. (as it should work)

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This is a lesson learned, which I would like to share with community.  

Recently I ran into an issue, where I was using %ConstructClone and it kept cloning extra records, which were not needed.  The record for which I was trying to run a clone had many-to-one relationships.  

The solution to this issue was using param -1.  If you run %ConstructClone(-1) it will not clone relationships, but rather just clone single oref as desired in this case.

I hope this information helps someone who is working with similar records.

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I have a custom written date, setup as myDate in my application, which always behaved fine for years, and now it's acting a little weird. 

When I run SQL in Display mode the date shows as 1/10/1841 for some but not ALL rows.

When I run the same exact query in logical Mode the date shows normal format, in my case, for example 10/1/2019.  When the application is running is shows the incorrect date.  When I run the terminal session and open a ref point and ask to write a date is shows 10/1/2019, but I am expecting internal format here - 65287.   

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Alex Kogan · Sep 5, 2019
Ambiguous sort column error


I have a small SQL question.  

Running an example queries in our Samples Namespace: 

1. select top 5 Description,Category from Cinema.Film order by Category - runs fine no issues and returns 2 columns as expected

2. select top 5 * from Cinema.Film order by Category - runs fine no issues and returns 8 columns as expected

3. select top 5 Description,Category,* from Cinema.Film order by ID - runs fine no issues, and returns 10 columns, with my first 2 repeated

4. When I try to combine the first 2 queries: 

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I assume there is a simple explanation for this, but I do get <OBJECT DISPATCH> error, when I am trying to set a global to a value.

My example is huge, but I reproduced it using Samples namespace:  

First I delete the Title from ##class(Cinema.Film)  - 3 


SAMPLES>s ref=##class(Cinema.Film).%OpenId(3)
SAMPLES>w ref.Title

SAMPLES>set ^AK(1)=$G(ref.Title)

SET ^AK(1)=$G(ref.Title)
<OBJECT DISPATCH> *Property 'Title' in class 'Cinema.Film' must be MultiDimensional

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Hello all,

I have an XSL question and I wanted to see if someone within a community can help me out.  

To Summarize: I am working with XSL documents, single and multi-pages.  
Inside my style sheet XML document, which is supporting my pages, everything on the page, including a headers, footers and the items are calculated 
based on the portrait measurements. 
Pages come up on the screen as portrait, but sometimes, depending on dynamic data are wide, they do not print properly in portrait.

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Alex Kogan · Nov 15, 2018
SQL calculated property rollback

Greetings all,

I have a quick SQL question.  I am working with a class, which has a calculated property, which in turned indexed.
The calculation for this property is created based on another property value via: 
SqlComputeOnChange = attributes  - so basically every time I add a property attribute to my class, my new property 
is calculated based on some SqlComputeCode which calls some class method.

That initial setup works as designed.

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