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    Re: I need feedback in web app

    Do you want it privately send or posted??
    Have in mind that I use .aex files loaded to the page. So I can send you those as well.
    I am not sure if there are anymore interested people but if there are I can post a page here on the message board.
    The Mexican


      Re: I need feedback in web app

      Well I don't know. I can't publicly ask for them privately! I know others are interested and would like the process demystified. I'd offer to render the information in to a paper that others could work from more effectively. On the other hand, it's the product of your work effort.
      Steve Wood
      See my profile on IADN


        Re: I need feedback in web app

        I am a firm believer of Open source Alpha. I like the idea of the paper so others can understand it. Maybe I'll send it to you privately and then posted with a better explanation.
        The Mexican


          Re: I need feedback in web app


          Thanks for demoing this. Yes, I believe a lot of people (including me) will be interested.

          Taking nothing away from your work, which is excellent, since you asked for feedback, I noticed one error and have one suggestion.

          I entered Fred Flintstone, and put him as "Other", but the field defaulted back to "American Indian". Also, it's not clear to a new person like me how the data is to be formatted in the entry form, so maybe you could add a column for examples. For example, for the date, I entered 01/01/08 and got an error. Also, for ssn, do you put in the - ? 11-222-3333, or 11223333?...that sort of thing.

          If you are going to hand code the pages, is there an advantage to using Alpha over, say php? Or is it just that you already know Xbasic and have Alpha?

          Pat Bremkamp
          MindKicks Consulting


            Re: I need feedback in web app


            Please, please, please ... I wouild love to see the behind thge scenes of how to do what you did...

            Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


              Re: I need feedback in web app

              Ok here is the web page named hoh.a5w for you all too look at. I don't claim to be an expert or anything like that so do not pick up bad coding habits from this.

              <meta name="generator" content="Alpha Five HTML Editor Version 9 Build 1457-3177">
              <title>Head of Household</title>
              <style type="text/css">
              '********** Security ****************
              if eval_valid("session.__protected__logged")then
                  if session.__protected__logged<>"yes" then
                  end if
              end if
              '********** Security ******************
              <body bgColor=#c8c8c8>
              dim nrecs as N
              dim i as N
              dim row1 as C
              dim row2 as C
              dim link as C
              dim filter as C
              dim sort as C
              dim orderby as c
              dim path as C
              dim numrecs as C
              'Search by Last
              if eval_valid("s_last")then
              	if s_last<>"" then
              	    filter="'"+s_last+"' $ last"
              	end if
              end if
              'Search by SSN
              if eval_valid("s_ssn")then
              	if s_ssn<>"" then
              	    filter="'"+s_ssn+"' $ ssn"
              	end if
              end if
              'If both variables have nothing then filter is set to '.t.'
              if filter="" then
              end if
              'Get number of records
              numrecs="Number of records:"+str(nrecs)
              <p align=center><font color="#000080" size="4">WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANT PROGRAM</font></p><!---------------------- Start search form --------------------->
              	<form method="post" action="<%a5 ?Request.script_name %>">
              <table align="center" border="1">
              		<td>Find by Last Name:</td> <td><input name="s_last" input<></td>
              		<td>Find by SSN:</td> <td><input name="s_ssn" input<></td>
              		<td> <input type="submit" value="Search"><input type="reset" value="Clear"><input type="submit" value="Show All"></input></td>
              	</form><!----------------- End Search form ----------------------------><!--------------- Start table of records -------------------------------------------------------------->
              <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" align="center" >
              	<td colspan="3" id="records"><%a5 ?numrecs %></td>
              	<td></td><td>Click here to <a href="login.a5w"><font size="4" color="#0000ff">Logout</font></a></td> 
              <tr><td colspan="3" align="middle"><a title="Creates a new e-wap application" href="hoh_addnew.a5w" >
              	<font size="3" color="#000080">New HoH</font></a></td></tr> 
              <tr align="middle" bgcolor="#82b1d7">
              <td></td><td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=ssn" >Ssn</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=rank">Rank</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=first" >First</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=last" >Last</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=phone" >Phone</a></td>
              <td id="column">Gender</td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=age" >Age</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=nationality" >Nationality</a></td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=gross" >Gross</a></td>
              <td id="column">Related</td>
              <td id="column">Employee</td><td id="column">Disabled?</td><td id="column">Disability</td>
              <td id="column"><a href="hoh.a5w?orderby=app_date" >Applied</a></td>
              dim arrRecs[nrecs] as P
              'Create fields
              for i=1 to nrecs
              	?"<tr align='center'>"
              	?"<td id='values'><a href='members.a5w?hoh="+arrRecs[i].ssn+"'>Members </a></td>"
              	?"<td id='values' title='Edit Head of Household'><a href='hoh_edit.a5w?social="+arrRecs[i].ssn+"'>"+mask(arrRecs[i].ssn,"   -  -    ")+"</a></td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].rank+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].first+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].last+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+mask(arrRecs[i].phone,"(   )   -    ")+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].gender+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].age+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].nationality+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>$"+arrRecs[i].gross+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].related+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].employee+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].disabled+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].disability+"</td>"
              	?"<td id='values'>"+arrRecs[i].app_date+"</td>"
              next i	
              </table><!-- End Table that shows records -->
              I am sending the rest of the app to Steve Wood so he can create something that will better serve our Alpha community.
              The Mexican


                Re: I need feedback in web app

                Thanks bunches. I can follow that. It will be a few days before I can write something up. What will be more difficult is to mimic other grid features like summary values, calculated fields, etc. Earlier Gary asked 'where's the xbasic' (the stuff under the xbasic tab for a grid), to which I suppose the answer is that you don't need it since you define exactly what you want in the html. That must partly account for the great time savings.
                Steve Wood
                See my profile on IADN


                  Re: I need feedback in web app

                  Hi Mario,
                  I am very new to all this "HTML" and alpha 5. What you mentioning above about not using web components, are you referring to generating the UI with HTML text commands? and using xbasic to provide the necessary client/server interactions? for instance, instead of using the the alpha 5 genie to gather using input data on your form, you are using xbasic command to individually capturing each input field and using alphaDAO to update, store the user input into the database?.. and what is the ratio of speed difference here? thank you in advance for your prompt reply.
                  Sept 27th 2013.