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  • Related Page Tabbed form

    I have 3 related tables
    I have made a set and related the tables as follows:
    Now I need to do a related page tabbed form which will show 1 Customer Info on Tab 1, Multiple instances of Renewal Notice on Tab 2 and Multiple instances of Registration Information for tab 3.
    I do that now with Visual Foxpro 9 with Promatrix RAD and it works flawlessly EXCEPT Itís almost impossible to produce an Email to send to the client. What I now have to do is attach a PDF to an email which is less than professional looking.

    What I want is related pages in 1 form so I can manage everything in 1 place.
    Both related table have multiple fields so I canít use grids like an invoice detail.

    8-11-2015 7-23-47 AM.png

    Iíve played around with this for almost a week and canít get it to work like it should.
    Anyone have any ideas???

  • #2
    Re: Related Page Tabbed form

    An Alpha form displays one record from a table at a time or a parent record and a browse of related child records. I don't think you're going to find a way to display multiple child records without using a browse. You should be able to display one child record in a subform.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Related Page Tabbed form

      Not quite sure of you request but:
      You can have subforms as needed?
      You can create reports and print them as pdf files?
      You can have forms use fields from several tables at one time?
      Dave Mason
      [email protected]
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #4
        Re: Related Page Tabbed form

        Thanks for the replies,

        I was kinda hoping that I would be able to do it with related form but that's not the case.
        The reason for writing this program this way is that I need to be able to use emails to send Renewal Notices and once they paid, send them their Subscription Renewals.
        Currently I'm using PDF which is, as one of my client said, "You're able to write this wonderful program and your not able to send an automated email". So now's the time.
        I wrote a program using A5Version 9? that sends an produces an email for evaluation/demo of some my programs.

        I'm going to rewrite this program using Alpha and expand it to do all that I need to do in 1 program including emails.

        Joe

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        • #5
          Re: Related Page Tabbed form

          I saw a demo by Alpha once, several years ago, that sent an email of an invoice, where the invoice and lineitems were in the email body.
          Not sure where it would be.
          Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
          972 524 8714
          [email protected]

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          • #6
            Re: Related Page Tabbed form

            Now I need to do a related page tabbed form which will show 1 Customer Info on Tab 1, Multiple instances of Renewal Notice on Tab 2 and Multiple instances of Registration Information for tab 3.
            Not sure what the "related page tabbed form" has to do with your intent. You can do three reports to display the necessary details? Print them to pdf, merge the three into one file, email the result.
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: Related Page Tabbed form

              There's nothing very complicated here other than I want to have all the information in one form in one place. I have absolutely no intention of producing any pdf's of anything to email as an attachment to anyone.
              All of the items are related so I want all the information in 1 place. I can already do that in a program produced with another programming language except I can't product emails with this other ancient programming language without going through hoops.
              All I asked is can I do related pages with Alpha in a certain manner? I found out that I couldn't so I'll do it differently.

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              • #8
                Re: Related Page Tabbed form

                Originally posted by Joe LeBlanc View Post
                There's nothing very complicated here other than I want to have all the information in one form in one place. I have absolutely no intention of producing any pdf's of anything to email as an attachment to anyone.
                All of the items are related so I want all the information in 1 place. I can already do that in a program produced with another programming language except I can't product emails with this other ancient programming language without going through hoops.
                All I asked is can I do related pages with Alpha in a certain manner? I found out that I couldn't so I'll do it differently.
                Color me confused.

                Please post a picture of what you want to see.
                Al Buchholz
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                • #9
                  Re: Related Page Tabbed form

                  Joe,
                  Your objective is an end result that will send an email to your client, automatically.
                  This CAN be done, but you will most likely need to hire someone to help you.
                  Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                  972 524 8714
                  [email protected]

                  ____________________
                  "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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                  • #10
                    Re: Related Page Tabbed form

                    Not sure of all the pizazz here.
                    you have a set. You can create your form on the set and have all the table fields on it an just about any manner you wish. You can create an email template with what ever fields you want from the form/tables.
                    You can send it as an email. No report. No pdf.
                    It is real touchy with the templates(my opinion), but it works well.

                    I currently have an app where I get an email from a certain address that ultimately fills a form with tons of info. I do add a few things to the registration. Then I send an email to the registrant. I happen to send it as pdf, but could leave it as a template and would not have a pdf.

                    I have said on here that I sent around 25000 emails at one time. It took a few days, but it was a template email, no pdf's. It took info off the form and placed it where needed on the template to send.

                    Template:??
                    like

                    dear, "name"

                    your "blank blank blank is here now.

                    Please respond to " my emails, address and so forth.

                    Thank you.
                    "name of sender"
                    and other.

                    It was really a lot more than this, but time and space.

                    Automatically can be set up on a timer if app always runs, when you start the app?, on a button, It all depends on what you mean by automatic. They send an email and app gets it, then sends an email back with certain info?? It can all be done.
                    Dave Mason
                    [email protected]
                    Skype is dave.mason46

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                    • #11
                      Re: Related Page Tabbed form

                      Dave,
                      Are you using Mandrill?
                      Cole Custom Programming - Terrell, Texas
                      972 524 8714
                      [email protected]

                      ____________________
                      "A young man who is not liberal has no heart, but an old man who is not conservative has no mind." GB Shaw

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                      • #12
                        Re: Related Page Tabbed form

                        I would today, but there was none back then. Mandrill is owned wholly or mostly by squirrel mail??

                        here are a couple links that could make a bulk/mass emailer very happy.
                        https://www.sendinblue.com/ I think they will follow the standards of you need under 10% bounce to make it work, so spamming is still not good.
                        and for checking sites
                        http://mxtoolbox.com/NetworkTools.aspx

                        if I were doing mass opted in emails, the sendinblue would be the way to go.
                        Dave Mason
                        [email protected]
                        Skype is dave.mason46

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