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How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

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  • How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

    Hi,
    One of the functions of forms was to allow the user to create a document such as an Invoice with line items that looks like a printed invoice.
    The template tester provides a Order/Order-Details example but does not show how this template can get it's data from a list, a list that contains a singe record for order and the child records for details.

    Is there some documentation or video on bring this together?

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    Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

    Originally posted by edsicard View Post
    Hi,
    One of the functions of forms was to allow the user to create a document such as an Invoice with line items that looks like a printed invoice.
    The template tester provides a Order/Order-Details example but does not show how this template can get it's data from a list, a list that contains a singe record for order and the child records for details.

    Is there some documentation or video on bring this together?
    Hi Ed,

    Are you asking how you would do this in the FormView or in a List control?
    Sarah Mitchell
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    • #3
      Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

      I guess list control because that is what hold the data.
      Example..
      Northwinds has a Orders Table and Order Details table. In Alpha this takes 2 lists to edit them.
      But as Dan B demo last year the FormView could edit both tables in one panel with touch and it looked exactly like a printed paper invoice.

      I cannot upload a picture for some reason on this web site.

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      • #4
        Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

        Goto this video by DanB

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UblhtTJtYY4

        Start at the 30:04 Mark

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        • #5
          Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

          Originally posted by edsicard View Post
          Goto this video by DanB

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UblhtTJtYY4

          Start at the 30:04 Mark
          Ah! I know what you're talking about. OK.

          You could do this any number of ways. The easiest method is probably to use 2 lists. One parent list that holds the main records and then child list in the Detail View for the parent list that holds all the order items (with its own detail view.) Check out the video on Hierarchical lists: http://www.alphasoftware.com/video-library/?v=4455. In the video, Selwyn demonstrates two lists that display orders with order details.

          Regarding the styling to make it look like a paper form - you can accomplish this with CSS. The Paper look can be accomplished by defining a container with a fixed width & height. The detail view components for the parent list as well as the child list control can be styled to fit within the the container.
          Sarah Mitchell
          Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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            Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

            Hi Sarah any opportunity to have this specific Customer/Invoice Formview by DanB made available to the user community? I would be interested in digging in to see how it was accomplished.

            Thanks,

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              Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

              I second David's request. I am very interested in the CSS styling demonstrated in the video as well as the overall action of the form editor and viewbox control. I would love to get my hands on a working example to learn how to replicate for my own project.

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                Re: How to convert List with Master Details records to editable Template

                bump

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