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  • Link to open other information in grid

    How do you choose a field in a grid to be a link and when the user clicks on that link it opens the other fields in the grid on a seperate a5w page?

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    Re: Link to open other information in grid

    i hope this is what you are looking for, maybe someone will have a better solution. is a detail view no good for you?

    i added an image to my grid - and used the onclick event to call an ajax callback which sets the id field as a session variable and then opens a web page.

    my page is a pop up as i need to remain on the grid and see information from related tables (this grids gets data from lots of related tables so the detail view was unsuitable for this purpose) but im sure you can navigate to another page.

    thanks to steve for help with this.
    Code:
    Function SetProdVar as c (e as p)
       dim session.SetProdVar as C = e._currentRowDataNew.PRODID
       SetProdVar = "window.open('track_usersec.a5w','title=Provider Contact','resizable=no,width=455,height=455,status=no, toolbar=No,location=No,directories=No,menubar=No,scrollbars=No,copyhistory=No,top=50, left=400');"
    end function

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    • #3
      Re: Link to open other information in grid

      Steven -

      Here is another way using the onClick event for the chosen field:

      - select the field to use
      - click the "..." for the onClick Javascript event
      - Add New Action
      - select Inline-Javascript
      - enter this code, substituting your own a5w page for 'example':

      var open_link = window.open('','_blank');
      open_link.location="example.a5w";

      - Save

      Clicking on the chosen field will now open the selected a5w page in a new window/tab.

      That said, IMHO, this is a poor UI (user interface) design :) Typically, when a user clicks in a field, they expect to enter data.

      As Richard noted ... could you not use a Detail View instead? Or a Tab Control/Tab Pane would be an alternative too.

      Cheers!
      Lyle
      Cheers!
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      • #4
        Re: Link to open other information in grid

        Thanks, I will try these. Really what I want is to list items on a5w page in which has the item's description, then if the user is interested in it they can click on the link (item description) to see full details. I know I am still weak on using detail view so not sure if that is the best route.

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        • #5
          Re: Link to open other information in grid

          For example, like the message boards here, you see the title and if you are interested you click it which takes you to detail information.

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          • #6
            Re: Link to open other information in grid

            Detail View would be a really good place start

            grid_detail_view.JPG

            This is a very simple example. Clicking the Name link goes to that record in the Detail View. I have this set up to always be visible, but you can set that to open on demand (clicking a linked field, clicking the grid row, double-clicking the grid row.)
            Cheers!
            Lyle Chamney
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