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  • dropdown box

    I use a dropdown box to search, driodown box's value comes from a column in dabase, which has "FA", "PR". I am wondering is that possible, it displays as "Fund Accounting", "Pay Roll", instead of "FA","PR". but background DATABASE still use "FA","pr"

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    Re: dropdown box

    Yes. Use the displayed value. Stored value is still "FA" - or whatever - and your displayed value can be anything you want. Is "Fund Accounting" associated with "FA" in some way inside your database? EG, you have a column in a table somewhere that contains values, such as "Fund Accounting" and "Pay Roll", that are associated with your existing column containing "FA" and "PR"?

    EDIT:

    The reason I'm asking is because if you do store the extended name/meaning of your two-letter values inside your database, then you can do this with a simple SQL SELECT using the Dynamic option. Otherwise, you'll need to implement your dropdown choices in a variable that is populated when the grid is initialized (the Variable option for populating your dropdown in the dropdown's choices property.)
    Last edited by TheSmitchell; 11-04-2013, 01:19 PM.
    Alpha Anywhere latest pre-release

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    • #3
      Re: dropdown box

      Thank you for your answer!! But I do not have that column associated with "FA" and "PR", so i have to use xbasic code to overwrite the dropdown choices property in grid initialized, is that correct? Could you give some demo code to do that? Very appreciate your help!!!

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      • #4
        Re: dropdown box

        I tried to find you some documentation on this that would help get you started, but I am google fail.

        First off, open the choices setting for your dropdown box and check "variable":



        You'll see some help information here about what you need to do in order to setup the variable definition for your dropdown.

        Next. Check out onGridInitialize:

        Code:
        function OnGridInitialize as v (e as p)
        'This event fires when the Grid is initialized. It also fires when the Grid is
        're-initialized after a session has expired.
        'IMPORTANT: The onGridExecute event, which fires every time the Grid is executed fires BEFORE this event.
        
        'NOTICE: If you want to override a Grid property, use the OnGridExecute event.
        
        'e.tmpl - component definition
        'e.rtc - Run-time calculations (allows you to pass data to other event handlers)
        
        'Request - The Request object. Includes Request.Variables, which should be used instead of the older e.rv construct
        'Session - The Session object. Should be used instead of the older e.session construct
        '		 - To set a session variable: Session.myNewSessionVariable = "Alpha"
        
        'Example:
        'Define a list for a drop-down box
        'e.rtc.list1 = comma_to_crlf("Red,Green,Blue")
        
        
        end function
        This is where you define that list. For example:

        Code:
        function OnGridInitialize as v (e as p)
        dim list as c =<<%txt%
        Choice 1|A
        Choice 2|B
        Choice 3|C
        None|Z
        %txt%
        
        e.rtc.list1 = list
        end function
        Retrieving data out of your database will require connections and such, which you can learn about here (has videos and such): http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Learni...20SQL%20Tables

        Other functions that may (or may not) be handy for creating your list:

        That should get you started. If you need more help, feel free to post back here.
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        • #5
          Re: dropdown box

          Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!! You are the best!!!!!!!!!!

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