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    Finding primary key based based on another field

    Anybody can help me to find a way to fetch a record from a table not based on primary key?

    I am going to populate date in a UX component but not based on primary key, Actually, I have a table of products with primary key but this time i am going to empower my user by searching based on serial number which is another field of table(user do not know primary key and just knows serial number). I have tried "look up..." and "get primary key values..." and "populate data for unbound ...." but non of these three ways helped me to fetch the correct record.

    Is there any body to know what should I do?

    Thanks

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    Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

    I do not know how you tried to use a lookup but this will work if set-up correctly. Generally I lookup via a grid component and if has lots of records and/or the record I want is hard to find then I have a search part in the lookup grid.
    Take a look at http://http://screencast.com/t/bNOFZOGmgmV - it starts from a grid but it is equally applicable doing a lookup from a UX field.
    Good luck!

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      #3
      Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

      Thanks for your reply ,
      I have tried lookup and lookup is perfect when you search with primary key and you need one other field based on your primary key, but, in this case
      I just have another field and I need primary key ,
      I have watched many videos about how to set up look up in "alpha anywhere " but When I am setting up a look up with "Keyword search" I give Error number one .
      When I do it with primary key there is no problem but search with other field except of primary key will led into "lookup.pngerror 1 while computing lookup.png".

      Item is the Primary key and Serial is not .

      Thanks for your help. :)

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        #4
        Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

        Thanks for your reply ,
        I have tried lookup and lookup is perfect when you search with primary key and you need one other field based on your primary key, but, in this case
        I just have another field and I need primary key ,
        I have watched many videos about how to set up look up in "alpha anywhere " but When I am setting up a look up with "Keyword search" I give Error number one .
        When I do it with primary key there is no problem but search with other field except of primary key will led into "Click image for larger version.

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        Name: error 1 while computing lookup.png
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        ID: 38696".

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          #5
          Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

          You might want to remove the # from the Field Name, extended characters are never a good thing to do in field names from my experience..
          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein, (attributed)
          US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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            #6
            Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

            you need to change your load method.
            first take the serial number and find out the primary key and insert it to the primary key, and populate on the on change event of the primary key
            if you like you can hide the primary key so it looks like the serial is feeding, in essence the primary key that you supply is feeding the dialog.
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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              #7
              Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

              Thanks for reply that works . :)
              Happy

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                #8
                Re: Finding primary key based based on another field

                I hate to revive a necro thread but... this is exactly what I am trying to do and getting the same error. Unfortunately I do not understand GGhandi's answer. Can anyone maybe shed some light on this for me? In my case I have pulled a username from the login, and passed that into a child UX and written to a control in there. I wanted to do a lookup based on that username, and write the primary key for it into another control. I am getting the same issue as the original poster.

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