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  • V10 Page Layout Grid Link

    Hi All,

    Has anyone used the grid 'Link' function in the Page Layout component in the V10 Beta?

    I have two grids (say grid1 and grid2) linked by a key field 'geo_id'. My question is how do I filter grid2's records with grid1's geo_id field.

    So far I have guessed the following sequence:
    1. Add both grids to the page layout.
    2. Open the grid2's 'link' dialog from the properties box.
    3. Check the 'Link' checkbox and open the pulldown to display the 'Define Link Field Values' dialog.
    4. Select geo_id from the left (primary target(?)) pulldown.
    5. Opening the right pulldown asks me to <set the value>.

    And thats as far as my newbie brain goes! The help on grid linking seems to apply more to an onclick event for a link field opening a child table page. In this case I am simply changing tabs after the selection.

    Surely I have to define the link as being with grid1 and then define the linking field or am I missing something obvious?

    Any help appreciated!

    Last edited by ChristopherG; 07-08-2009, 04:27 AM.

  • #2
    Re: V10 Page Layout Grid Link

    If tried this option also and I first thought and hoped you could link grids together similar like the old (tabbed) grid linker...

    Apparently not.

    I haven't seen video's yet explaining this feature yet.

    I think this is a feature which needs to be further worked on...


    • #3
      Re: V10 Page Layout Grid Link

      Figure out what URL you need in Grid2 in order to filter as you want, and then recreate that URL in Grid1 for the link.
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      • #4
        Re: V10 Page Layout Grid Link

        I was hoping to get around the limitation of the grid 'Linked Content Section' configuration which requires more than one grid to be linked into the primary grid before a tab can be created.

        So instead I put the grid on tabs in the Page Layout Component and was hoping to get the same effect as 'Linked Content Section'.

        I am not familiar with URL based linking but I got the impression it was for cases where I click a linking field in a grid1 row which then opens grid2?

        Could the url link apply a filter without opening grid2 (which I do by changing tabs)? Would a page variable not work better for this?

        I will give both a bash but may need to come back help!:o

        Thank you.



        • #5
          Re: V10 Page Layout Grid Link

          How did all this ended up?
          is it possible to use linked fields on the layout Grid?


          • #6
            Re: V10 Page Layout Grid Link

            I believe that I have resolved this issue, if by link you mean that you want the data in the "child" grid to change when the record in the "parent" grid changes.
            If that is what you are looking for, I finally got this to work by replacing .reset() with refresh() in this video:


            hope this helps.
            Jay Talbott
            Lexington, KY