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  • Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

    I keep getting this 'Map primary key field(s) to List query field(s)' error. My query is a simple inner join between two tables. The primary key for both tables is in the field list of my list control. In my list's Table Properties the joined table's primary key is in fact entered. Pics below.

    What am I missing here??'s driving me crazy.


    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Independent Developer & Consultant

  • #2
    Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

    Try changing the Permissions for the contact table to read only.


    • #3
      Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

      That allows me to save the list component but then my table is read only.
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
      Independent Developer & Consultant


      • #4
        Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

        Ok... you didn't say you wanted to update contacts.

        Not a lot of info to go on here... so it's just guesswork.

        In your image for the contact table you're showing the Primary Key field to be id... but you're mapping it to Contact_ID. Is the key for both tables id?

        And you've set an alias for the contact table key id to Contact_ID? I believe Alpha has trouble resolved this.

        Instead, give your PatientPhysician table key id an alias... let's say ppID... and leave your contact table id as id... no alias.

        Now map your tables in the List detail accordingly and it should be ok.


        • #5
          Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

          Thanks David, I'll give that a go.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
          Programmatic Technologies, LLC

          Independent Developer & Consultant


          • #6
            Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key


            I am running into the same issue. Were you able to resolve this?


            • #7
              Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

              Decided to take a completely different approach for my needs. I didn't end up trying David's suggestion in post #4 so I would start there.
              Mike Brown - Contact Me
              Programmatic Technologies, LLC
              Independent Developer & Consultant


              • #8
                Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

                Mike, David, and Greg,

                It seems like this function of AA is still not working even v4.5.3, build 4845.

                -- Address w/alias as address_s
                -- Address w/alias as address_b

                My job table has
                -- site_address_id
                -- billing_address_id

                My SQL Join looks like this:

                FROM (job job
                LEFT OUTER JOIN address address_s
                ON job.site_address_id = address_s.id_address
                LEFT OUTER JOIN address address_b
                ON job.billing_address_id = address_b.id_address )

                In the Detail section, Table Properties of the List Control I have:


                Then I get the map primary key error message:



                Michael Carroll


                • #9
                  Re: Detail View Mapping Problem with primary key

                  Yeah, I've also had this issue pop up repeatedly. Like Mike, I also decided "to take a completely different approach", since nothing would solve the issue. It's too bad, because in my case that was the easiest route to take, but instead ended up going the long way around to make things work.