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  • adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

    Hi

    I note that when I have a field rules lookup table i can select a form to use as data entry for a new record.

    That form is based on a single table not a set, which means that to connect relevant information I have to go back and open the form based on a set to put the other information in.

    Any hints as to how to make this easier please.

    Regards

    Malcolm
    Why did I ever say yes?

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    Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

    Take a look at the AlphaSports sample database invoice form,
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

      Thanks for that.

      I complicated it by having a many to many relationship between the product and who we make it for.

      same thing could be made for more that one person.

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      Last edited by malsalcnc; 01-19-2015, 10:15 PM. Reason: add picture
      Why did I ever say yes?

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      • #4
        Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

        Hi Malcolm,
        product and who we make it for, same thing could be made for more than one person.
        In which case it would be a Product in the Inventory table.

        As Stan has suggested, have a good look in Alpha Sports.
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        Keith Hubert
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        • #5
          Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

          Which table are you adding a new record to thru the lookup - the customer? My guess is that you also want to add the link record too so the new customer can be linked back to the product. Perhaps you could save your customer ID to a variable then after adding the new customer, use a button to add the customer ID and product ID to the link table and refresh the form.
          Robin

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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          • #6
            Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

            have had a similar thought to this while doing some other mind numbing job.

            will get back to it later.
            Why did I ever say yes?

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            • #7
              Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

              Mind numbing? lol ! More like detective work...which might be boring and/or frustrating til you make some progress.
              Robin

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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              • #8
                Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                when a new record is added from a drop-down list like in this picture

                Capture.JPG

                I would like to trap data from the form I am leaving and use it as I leave the add record form i have designed.

                are there event handlers for this.

                the second part I can do its the first event I am unsure of.
                Why did I ever say yes?

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                • #9
                  Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                  I was deburring 1000 items that needed to be dispatched today.
                  Why did I ever say yes?

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                  • #10
                    Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                    Originally posted by malsalcnc View Post
                    when a new record is added from a drop-down list like in this picture

                    [ATTACH=CONFIG]39585[/ATTACH]

                    I would like to trap data from the form I am leaving and use it as I leave the add record form i have designed.

                    are there event handlers for this.

                    the second part I can do its the first event I am unsure of.
                    If you use a saved form to add the records, you can use the events of that form to put the value just added into a variable and use in the field rule.
                    Probably a global variable...
                    Al Buchholz
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                    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
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                    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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                    • #11
                      Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                      OK I have extracted the two bits of information I need.

                      The Customer_ID and the new Product_ID.

                      Can I write that data to a new record in an external table via action script or do I have to code it?
                      Why did I ever say yes?

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                        Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                        Would I use this function.

                        Capture.JPG
                        Why did I ever say yes?

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                        • #13
                          Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                          That worked thanks
                          Why did I ever say yes?

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                            Re: adding a new record from a field rules lookup table drop down list

                            Originally posted by malsalcnc View Post
                            That worked thanks
                            You're welcome.

                            That's one of many ways to do it.

                            So do what works for you.
                            Al Buchholz
                            Bookwood Systems, LTD
                            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                            Occam's Razor - KISS
                            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                            Albert Einstein

                            http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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