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razmah
Level II

Hiding window right after opening...

I need to hide a my data table after opening but my table doesn't have a specific name, so I cannot use invisible command.

I'm using following script but it doesn't work. I appreciate any suggestion. Thanks

dt=Open();

dt << show window(0);

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vince_faller
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Re: Hiding window right after opening...

if you're using open() to get a generic file you can just use pick file() to get a name of it so you can still assign invisible.

file = pick file();

dt = open(file, invisible);

Vince Faller - Predictum

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hlrauch
Level III

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

Your script works fine for me. I'm able to use it to open a data table that is invisible.

When you say the script "doesn't work" do you mean that the data table remains visible, or does it not appear at all (even in the window list)? Is it possible that, if the table is very large or if the table is open from a remote location, the script needs to pause to let the table open completely? In that case, I'm guessing that inserting a Wait(1.0); command between your two lines of code could help. Otherwise, check for typos.

Howard

razmah
Level II

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

I mean the window is still visible for me.

you said "I'm able to use it to open a data table that is invisible" but  my purpose for using it is to HIDE a table that newly opened and visible. do I use a wrong command?

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hlrauch
Level III

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

I should clarify: I'm able to use your script to open a table, and the table BECOMES invisible immediately.

If the table is already open and visible, and it is currently your active table, you can "name" the table and make it invisible as follows:

cdt = Current Data Table();

cdt << Show Window(0);

Howard

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razmah
Level II

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

It's still visible for me!!!

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hlrauch
Level III

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

I don't know why it's still visible for you. However, as you see, Vince's solution should definitely do the trick for you.

Howard

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vince_faller
Super User

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

if you're using open() to get a generic file you can just use pick file() to get a name of it so you can still assign invisible.

file = pick file();

dt = open(file, invisible);

Vince Faller - Predictum

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razmah
Level II

Re: Hiding window right after opening...

Thanks a lot

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