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  • Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

    Hi-

    I hope someone can help with something that is probably pretty easy (but not easy enough for me to figure it out):

    I have a grid with a small "linked" grid in the right-side freeform area. Works perfectly.

    However, I would also like to ALSO display a read-only grid that is simply a list of available dates and job locations... It isn't "linked" to anything... Essentially, I just want the list to pop-up in that freeform area for users to view.

    I can't figure out how to add that small grid, without having a linking field. Is there any way to add the grid to the freeform area without a linked field (see image below for what I'm trying to do)?
    Unlinked.jpg

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Phil

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    Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

    the intention is clear but the wording is not for me.
    this is the way i understand that you want to pop up an unrelated grid in the right freeform area. how are you popping it up, by a press of a button?
    so the scenario i have is people are looking at the usual grid and other stuff and the press a button to see the available dates and that you want that to appear in the same freeform area just like other grids that hold related information.
    all these are correct?
    if so it can be done. please post back to clarify.
    thanks for reading

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      Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

      Hi Gandhi-

      Thanks for responding. You are always so helpful to people on the Message Board.

      I will try to clarify: I really didn't want the grid to be a pop-up. Instead, I want it to always be there when the main grid (I don't want to call it a "parent" because it's not linked). It's just an unrelated grid (which happens to Auto Refresh every minute) that I want to be on the same side as the two "child" grids that are also there.

      So I have a "Main" (Parent) grid that occupies the left 2/3 of the screen. There is a "truck" child grid (always there) to the right AND a "customer" child grid (always there), also to the right. My challenge: I'd like the unrelated (standalone) grid to be on the right side as well (if there were a linking field, I'd be able to do it easily, but it's a standalone grid that just has a small list of available jobs and I don't know how to add it).

      Not that it matters to you, but all three grids on the right side are very "short" and are limited to less than 2in height.

      Any suggestions would be useful.

      Phil

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      • #4
        Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

        Gandhi, I don't know if this is appropriate, but...

        You helped me with a "repeating section" issue I was having a couple of months ago. I am having a strange database error and I'd like to brainstorm with you to get your thoughts. Can I "hire" you (at your normal consulting fee) for a very short phone call tomorrow, to go over my issue? I can use some help with a puzzling situation (probably too long/complex to try to explain on the Message Board and I'd be glad to pay for your time).

        Let me know.

        Phil

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        • #5
          Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

          FYI, my e-mail address is: phil@yigcomputers.com.

          Phil

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            Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

            okay that is better.
            it is probably difficult to do but i will try little later on to see if a grid can be brought out there. it will definitely need an javascript action i will see if i can trigger that somewhere in the grid. pushing a button is easy.
            let you know.
            Originally posted by psamuels56 View Post
            Hi Gandhi-

            Thanks for responding. You are always so helpful to people on the Message Board.

            I will try to clarify: I really didn't want the grid to be a pop-up. Instead, I want it to always be there when the main grid (I don't want to call it a "parent" because it's not linked). It's just an unrelated grid (which happens to Auto Refresh every minute) that I want to be on the same side as the two "child" grids that are also there.

            So I have a "Main" (Parent) grid that occupies the left 2/3 of the screen. There is a "truck" child grid (always there) to the right AND a "customer" child grid (always there), also to the right. My challenge: I'd like the unrelated (standalone) grid to be on the right side as well (if there were a linking field, I'd be able to do it easily, but it's a standalone grid that just has a small list of available jobs and I don't know how to add it).

            Not that it matters to you, but all three grids on the right side are very "short" and are limited to less than 2in height.

            Any suggestions would be useful.

            Phil
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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              Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

              Originally posted by psamuels56 View Post
              FYI, my e-mail address is: phil@yigcomputers.com.

              Phil
              i will send you email little later.
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

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                Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

                http://screencast.com/t/uqquag0vSs8
                take a look at this screencast. I did it an easy method for me. I know there is a function {grid.object}.openChildGrid() I did not use it.
                if you find this not satisfactory post back and I will see if I can look into it.
                all my contact information is below my signature, call me if you need to.
                thanks for reading

                gandhi

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                  Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

                  The better alternative, would be to use a UX. Setup your panel cards to your liking visually - then embed your components.
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                    Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

                    I don't think you'd need to work with panel cards. If you use a ux component you can certainly insert embedded objects such as your other grids. You could use containers to lay it all out the way you want.

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                      Re: Unlinked Pop-Up Grid in Freeform Area

                      Charles and Josh-

                      Thanks so much for your advice... I definitely think I'd have been better off designing my system with a UX, instead of with linked grids (FYI, it's a browser-based, office application, not mobile). Unfortunately, I am upgrading an application that was previously designed, so I don't want to revise it at this point. Gandhi's suggestion is working perfectly... and is already in production.

                      Have a great weekend and thanks so much for your help.

                      Phil

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