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  • Jberry
    Hi Rich, Thanks for that.

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  • RichCPT
    The recommendation of Grid vs. UX really depends on who you are developing for and how much time you have to spend programming. If only a few people (less than 20 - 50 per server instance) will use your system and they will only be using desktop computers that always have a connection to the web server then Grid is nice. If you have to support more simultaneous users, or mobile devices, or any offline device, or this is a commercial app then learn and use only UX's for everything!

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  • Jberry
    Thank you both.

    My first question is, am I using the UX correctly, meaning, should I be doing this in a UX or just stick with grids?

    I'm really new to UX and as everyone is moving in that direction I think I should get on board; it does confuse me though, I'm not exactly sure what they are used for? Anyway, I did eventually figure it couldn't be done with repeating sections (though it would have been really nice!) so I started to check on Lists.

    I created a simple test and I'm thinking the way to go is to use Lists and a Detail view for sections that need a lot of data to be entered and maybe inline editing for those section that only need a few fields added/edited. Does that seem right?

    So far I have only gotten to having 3 lists on a UX and the links seem to be working fine. Next I will need to have a test adding a button(s) to add a new record/move between records etc. and see if it works.

    I come back to my original question though on if I'm using the UX for its intended purpose. Is this how you guys would do this? or maybe use grids and put grids on the UX?




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  • peteconway
    Binding to the UX as the repeating sections do, just doesn't cut it anymore, I'm stunned it still exists. While the List Control is a heavy solution, for now I'd follow the advice from lance for now.

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  • Lance Gurd
    Use lists instead of repeating sections, they now have inline editing and you can link as many sub tables as you wish

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  • Jberry
    Let me try to explain again.

    I'm using panels. I have a client on panel one: IBM Client_ID = 1

    I move to panel two where I have the countries my client is in (Table2). I have a Repeating Section (RS) linked to the Client from page one by the Client_ID field. (IBM has offices in Belgium and France) [Linking by Client_ID <-> Client_ID]

    Under that RS I have (Table3) where I have people who work in the respective offices. I want to be able to link the two RS together by the Unique ID that is generated for Table2. So the Link Field in Table3 would be 1 for Fred, June and Helen and it would be 9 for Pete. I get an error message saying I have to link it to data in Panel one but that's not what I want to do.

    Is this not possible using UX's and Panels? Am I doing somethng wrong?

    Thanks for any help



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  • Jberry
    started a topic Linking repeating sections

    Linking repeating sections

    Hello everyone,

    Is it possible to link repeating sections?

    For example, I have a main table, TABLE1 (T1), I have a repeating section TABLE2 (T2) that links back to T1. So far, so good, however, I also have TABLE3 (T3) that should be linked to T2 but when I try to do that A5 Tells me it needs to link with T1. T2 is already linked to T1, now I need T3 to link with T2 on some other field.

    A crappy example:

    T1_ID NAME
    1 Smith

    T2_ID T1_ID_fk Address
    1 1 100 Main St.
    2 1 999 South Ave

    T3_ID T2_ID_fk Phone
    1 1 (555) 911-9999
    2 2 (555) 555-1212
    3 2 (555) 123-8686

    I'm new to using UX, I've been using Grids and this was ok in grids, I just don't know how to link the T2 and T3.

    Thanks for any help.