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Using the MoveBy Method

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MoveBy lets you specify how many rows forward or back to move the cursor in a dataset. Movement is relative to the current record at the time that MoveBy is called. MoveBy also sets the BOF and EOF properties for the dataset as appropriate.

This function takes an integer parameter, the number of records to move. Positive integers indicate a forward move and negative integers indicate a backward move.

Note: MoveBy raises an exception in unidirectional datasets if you use a negative argument.

MoveBy returns the number of rows it moves. If you attempt to move past the beginning or end of the dataset, the number of rows returned by MoveBy differs from the number of rows you requested to move. This is because MoveBy stops when it reaches the first or last record in the dataset.

The following code moves two records backward in CustTable:

 CustTable.MoveBy(-2);
 CustTable->MoveBy(-2);
Note: If your application uses MoveBy in a multi-user database environment, keep in mind that datasets are fluid. A record that was five records back a moment ago may now be four, six, or even an unknown number of records back if several users are simultaneously accessing the database and changing its data.

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