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Split menu hierarchical list - move from static to SQL list actions?

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  • Split menu hierarchical list - move from static to SQL list actions?

    The video's show a very easy way to create a 'split menu hierarchical menu' using a static list of menu titles. However this functionality stops one step too soon for my skills. The pik shows the structure I have to date, ie clicking "My Cases" leads to "Open cases." A companion list is going to be "Closed cases." Obviously these two menu items are dynamic, ie on one day a case will be open and appear on one list, and two days later it'll be closed and appear on the other.


    At the moment the endpoint is "Action_1." Can someone explain how I can get "Action_1" to be a SQL defined list, ie all open cases. I have the SQL, I'm just not sure how/where to put it to work in this great component.

    The user will select from the list of open case titles (SQL generated), and the new endpoint action (now Action_1 presumably) will point to the embedded UX which displays the details of the specific case - ie filtered by the argCaseNumber.

    I hope this makes sense.

    Of course, I might be looking in the wrong place and there's a more effective alternative to this component - although it it just too good to walk away from easily.

    If someone could guide me through this it'd be a great help.



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    Re: Split menu hierarchical list - move from static to SQL list actions?

    To which video are you referring?

    Would this video help you? UXL_V12--71

    Not quite sure what you're after. A sql-based List with 2 selections... Open Cases and Closed Cases. Selecting one of these choices will expand the List and show the cases for that choice. Selecting one of those cases will take you to an embedded component showing that case. Is that right?


    • #3
      Re: Split menu hierarchical list - move from static to SQL list actions?

      Ah! Thanks for the pointer to the second video - that's the second clue to the adventure. I now need to mix both static menu items (for the first two steps), with dynamic items for the last step. Once it's done, hopefully, I'll post the result. Thanks again for the prompt. Malcolm


      • #4
        Re: Split menu hierarchical list - move from static to SQL list actions?

        So, I got a bit further. What I'm after is a menu structure like this:

        My Cases (static)
        ........Open Cases (static)
        ..............Case 1 title (sql)
        ......................Case details (UX)
        ..............Case 2 title (sql)
        ......................Case details (UX)
        Closed Cases (static)
        ..............Case 4 title (sql)
        .......................Case details (UX)
        ..............Case 5 title (sql)
        .......................Case details (UX)

        I can arrange the first bit: ie

        My Cases (static)
        ..........Open Cases (static)
        ..........Closed Cases (static)

        and the following xbasic taken from video UXL V12_71 gets me the sql/dynamically selected cases names in the form

        Case 1 title
        Case 2 title etc:

        function xb_getdata as c (e as p)
        dim cn as sql::Connection

        dim sql as c
        sql = "SELECT 'My Cases', 'Open cases', CaseName FROM Cases WHERE ISNULL(CLOSEDATE)"
        dim flag as l
        flag = cn.Execute(sql)
        dim rs as sql::ResultSet
        rs = cn.ResultSet
        dim txt as c
        txt = rs.ToString(-1,-1,.t.,"|")


        dim json as c
        json = a5_xbasictreetojsontree(txt,"|","display")
        end function

        My challenge is to get the two working together as outlined above - or am I looking for a solution in the wrong place? I'm trying to avoid nesting the second list inside the first (if that's even possible) in order to save screen space by only having one menu.

        Hopefully there's a relatively simple solution somewhere.


        Last edited by Malcolm; 10-25-2016, 04:48 AM. Reason: layout changes