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  • my first web component and have several questions

    if someone can tell me if i'll be able to implement the following, i'd appreciate it. don't have to tell me how, just point me to where I can find some answers, because I can't find them on my own.

    the application will never reside offsite, it's on a local windows server. most data entry will be on the network through a native form . in certain instances i may need to enter a record through a browser.

    1. use grid component or dialog component? I see a submit button component when I convert to a dialog, not when I use a web component. I need to add some code to the submit button that looks up some email addresses in several tables before it actually writes the record. now I have an xbasic script that runs and formats and sends the email when the save button is pressed on the native form.
    can any of this xbasic code be used or do I have to rewrite it?

    2. if i'm going to run the application on the server, can I publish to iis to be able to enter records using the browser?

    like I mentioned, i'm new to this. I've written plenty of native xbasic and excel vba code, but know absolutely nothing about html or javascript. so, I don't know what's needed or when to use it.

    thanks
    Last edited by gkeramidas; 09-14-2014, 02:04 AM.

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    Re: my firsst web component and have several questions

    good morning, I will attempt to answer these as best I can as possible:
    whether your application resides in your local windows server or not when accessed via a browser, essentially it can be accessed from anywhere, just not limited to your office, even though that is what you might do.

    about grid and dialog. these are two different components either can be used to data entry or to display data. in my personal opinion grid displays data better dialog enters data better.

    the xbasic codes that runs in your native form may possibly be reused if they are converted to functions and then to an aex files and published to the server or just copy the code and add to the grid or dialog and reference the fields properly. for example if your last name is tbl.last_name in the web it will e.datasubmitted.last_name etc

    as far as I know IIS is not integrated yet, you will need to install application server and publish all you files to that server. and then you can view via a browser. you will not be able to publish to IIS, it does not know a5 codes the application server converts those to html code for the server to display

    hope this helps.
    Last edited by GGandhi; 09-14-2014, 06:29 AM.
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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      Re: my firsst web component and have several questions

      yes gandhi, that helps. a question about publishing to the local application server.
      if all I have is an entry grid or dialog, can the be published and accessed? or do I need some sort of start page? it seems when I publish to the local host, I can't load anything.

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        Re: my firsst web component and have several questions

        only pages are viewed. the components need to be placed in a page then you can view them.
        alternatively if you place them in a tabbedui_component then alpha creates a tabbedUi_page for you based on that component and you see that (again) page.
        only pages are seen, not he components.
        thanks for reading

        gandhi

        version 11 3381 - 4096
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        http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
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          Re: my firsst web component and have several questions

          ok, probably sounds stupid, but I can view a live preview, I just can't figure out how to publish it so it can be viewed in a browser. I just use the defaults when publishing, but then I can't access it through the browser. don't know if I need an a5w page or not. where can I find out the basics, I can't seem to find what I want in the help file.

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            Re: my firsst web component and have several questions

            ok, I added my grid component to an a5w page and got it to display.

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