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  • Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

    Just getting started with V9 web projects and thought that when I did a live preview, the filter that I added "Job_Number=VAR->ASKC_JOB_NUMBER" to the grid would sort the records by job. I do not get any request for the job number and do not get any records showing up.

    Should the "Browser" live preview prompt for the filter and provide the filtered records?
    I am able to enter new records in the "Browser" live preview and these show up on the Browser and therefore have been added to the database.

    Searched the help files for "live preview" came up with the following however I can not find the lightening bolt icon it mentions.


    Previewing the Grid in the Live Preview Directory

    1. Click "lightening bolt" on the toolbar to preview the page in the Live Preview directory. This is different from viewing the grid on the Live Preview tab. In this case the Application Server processes any Xbasic on the page and your browser displays the results. The important difference from previewing in your local webroot is that files previewed to the Live Preview directory can not be seen by web users.

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    Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

    ASKC_ is a desktop feature. That method will not work on the web. To do what you want you either need to use the Search option on a Grid or create Dialog that askes for input, and then opens a Grid on Submit. That later method is more difficult.
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      Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

      Steve, I was going through the steps of setting up a grid and the function was there as part of the filter setup using the genie.

      So if it is not available, then I guess it should be removed. I will have to do a bit more reading and research to get a search function happening.

      Thanks

      larry

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        Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

        I believe you, but I don't see where that option would come up in setting a grid filter. Can you show?
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          Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

          What I am trying to do is a little project for work where the site superintendent can log into our database to check status of ordered equipment.

          So my thought was that the askc command would let him input his job number to see the status of equipment for that particular job.

          Larry

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            Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

            Likely the easiest way is to create that same Grid and add a Search section to it. The Sup can log in, the use Search to find the Job and see status.
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              Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

              larry, if you are confident that the end user knows the job number exactly..

              just create an a5w page with a text box and submit button and a grid with filter option where the filter of "job number" gets the value from a variable..
              whether it is a page variable or session..

              once the user enters the job number and press "view" or "submit" button, u assign this text box value to the variable that u defined in your grid for filtering..
              internally u check whether there is a record existing with that job number, if yes, then display the grid .. if not, don't display the grid.. for the grid, u don't need to do any additional coding as it is already receiving the filter value from the "textbox" value as a variable..

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                Re: Live Preview of grid builder - filter not functioning

                Originally posted by sendamail View Post
                larry, if you are confident that the end user knows the job number exactly...
                Good point, if they may not know the job number, making the search field a dropdown box might be more useful.

                The "QuickSearch" option in grids is also useful for fast and yet compact (size-wise) search boxes: http://afas.alphasoftware.com/Sample...earch_page.a5w

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