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  • Linked Grids Error

    I am attempting to add linked grids to a grid component but am not having any luck. I have included a screen shot. I tried placing it in the Row Expander and in the Below Grid freeform region, but keep receiving the same error message. What am I doing wrong?

    A5 - Grid Link Error 1.png

    Also, both grid components work perfectly fine on their own. I have no issues other than when I try to link them together.

  • #2
    Re: Linked Grids Error

    Nobody knows? I have deleting and remaking the grids and continue to get the same error. I have tried on different computers, and get this same error. PLEASE someone HELP!! I really need this to work.

    Thanks, HOlly


    • #3
      Re: Linked Grids Error

      Holly - Can you make sure you turn off the "Has linked content" checkbox and see if you get the same result with the grid in the row expander?


      • #4
        Re: Linked Grids Error

        Hey Dave,

        I swear I had done that yesterday, but I did it again and it worked. I would really rather have it just on the page and not as a row expander. I need to build a couple others and having it directly on the page rather than in the row is going to be necessary. But I am still having the same issue when I have it directly on the page under the "Has Linked Content". Do you know why this is doing this? Any other suggestions?


        • #5
          Re: Linked Grids Error


          I don't know if this will make you feel better or not, but I'm getting the same exact error when I define a linked grid. I wanted to make sure you were not also getting this error with the row expander grid as well because it works for me. There may be a bug with Linked Grids. If so, I'm surprised no one else has reported it on the message board yet. Have you used a linked grid before? I haven't.

          Now that I know the row expander works for you too, I will see if I can get the linked grid to work for me or find out where the error is coming from.


          • #6
            Re: Linked Grids Error


            First off - you rock! Mostly just for always replying and assisting me with this. I was starting to think this might be a bug issue, as I just have no clue as to what would be causing this. But I am glad it is just not me. I even uninstalled Alpha and re-installed to see if that would work and it did not. I tried all sorts of things. I can place it in the actual grid itself and I can place it in the row expander, but not on the page as a linked grid. It seems like a highly used feature so one would think others having this issue would be saying something as well.

            Is there a way to ask Alpha directly?? Do you know?

            Thanks again for all your help!! Holly


            • #7
              Re: Linked Grids Error

              I just them a message on their "Contact Us" form. I don't know how else to contact them about this. So, we shall see.


              • #8
                Re: Linked Grids Error

                Inside of the Alpha Five Development application, go to the Help menu and select "Send a Bug Report".

                What did you name your linked content section? Are there any spaces? I had a space in mine, so I removed it and now it's launching the child grid but I'm getting a different error now.


                • #9
                  Re: Linked Grids Error

                  Dave - it is working now. I can't understand it. I didn't do anything differently. I just tried it again, and now it is fully functional. I did not have any spaces in my linked content section. I don't know but I am happy to say that it is working for me. Again thank you for all your help and suggestions. Who knows what was wrong.


                  • #10
                    Re: Linked Grids Error

                    That's great! I just got mine to work too. I tried so many things that I'm not sure I can pinpoint exactly what the problem was, but I know it had to do with the name of my child grid and/or the name of the linked content section. Did you change either of these? My linked content section initially had a space and was over 10 characters long. The maximum section name length is 10 characters. A5 does not warn you when you exceed 10 characters or enter spaces. They are normally very good about validating input and warning you when you enter something invalid.


                    • #11
                      Re: Linked Grids Error

                      I honestly did not do a thing! It literally just started working. Really weird. But I am glad to know about the charcters, I did not know there was a max number on that. But now I can keep that in mind from here on out. Strange! Well, thanks for working this puzzle out with me, and I am thrilled yours is working correctly now too. I'm sure we will chat again soon :D Have a great day!


                      • #12
                        Re: Linked Grids Error

                        I sent a bug report to Alpha this morning about adding validation logic to the Linked Content Name in the Linked Content Builder. I received an email from Selwyn Rabins this afternoon that it has been completed. How is that for service?


                        • #13
                          Re: Linked Grids Error

                          I just received the same type of error when running working preview on a component with a linked-grid. The row expander worked just fine, but the linked grid gives me an error every time.1-24-2013 3-06-24 PM.jpg
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                          • #14
                            Re: Linked Grids Error

                            I just figured out what seems to be my error. Alpha will let you save a grid component as a name with spaces under some circumstances. If I use the linked grid with that name, such as "Invoice Header Linked Grid" the error occurs. If I "save as" the same grid to another name, such as "invoiceHLGrid" everything works fine. I figured this out by noticing that Steve Workings in his videos always saves his components with underlines instead of spaces between the words of the name.

                            I noticed also that sometimes Alpha5 changes the spaces to underlines; other times it does not depending on the context.

                            This is probably all newbie error stuff; This is probably the third time in the last 4 years I've been a newbie.


                            • #15
                              Re: Linked Grids Error

                              That would do it. See my post above about using a name with spaces or more than 10 characters. This should have been fixed already and included in the current release candidate.