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Forms for Web-Apps?

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  • Forms for Web-Apps?

    the forms to manipulate tables in desktop applications are great. but why cant i publish them like the other web components?
    are they really just for desktop apps?

    thx a lot,

  • #2
    Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

    Forms in Desktop cannot be migrated to the web environment. You need to recreate your forms.
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    • #3
      Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

      thx for the answer,

      but am i right, when i see just grids and gridlinkers to recreate the forms?
      they are not in the least so confortable and customizable like the forms for the desktop service.



      • #4
        Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

        but am i right, when i see just grids and gridlinkers to recreate the forms?

        And dialogs too !

        they are not in the least so confortable and customizable like the forms for the desktop service.

        Not so comfortable, true, particularly at first, but that's the web - and it will become much more comfortable as you get used to them.

        Not so customizable, very true, but again, as you work with them, you will get better and better at crating very useful, good looking forms ...

        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


        • #5
          Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

          i'll try my best :)



          • #6
            Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

            Is it possible to make the grid-forms to throw data into a dataset from desktop?

            You make it sound like only forms will have to be re-created. How does one get their database files linked to the web components so multiple users can have access and add data or run queries on the databases without having the ability to edit field structures, etc?

            Is going from desktop to networked/application server going to require re-entry of all data? :\
            The more I read on this the more it seems that is the case.

            "Total training" was a bit of a farce..."I'm going to brush over this complex function really quickly because I don't have time to..."

            Essentially I want to be able to take what we have and make it available to everyone within our LAN. It sounds difficult to go both the web based route and the mapped drive route, and I'm unsure as to whether either will be fully on the mark and it seems very much to be a one or the other option.
            Last edited by idkwhatimdoing; 05-22-2009, 12:37 PM.


            • #7
              Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

              Try reading any web app documentation you have... how to use and publish your desktop tables is pretty much one of the most basic things there are...


              • #8
                Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

                My apologies, I'm as noob as noob gets with this whole deal.

                And I got the tables to work, so I've seen how it works now a bit. I'm onto making forms.


                • #9
                  Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

                  Originally posted by idkwhatimdoing View Post
                  My apologies, I'm as noob as noob gets with this whole deal.

                  And I got the tables to work, so I've seen how it works now a bit.
                  Just have a look-see at any of the samples for the web app server that are installed with Alpha5, plenty of examples there.


                  • #10
                    Re: Forms for Web-Apps?


                    Either I'm mis-understanding you or you aren't understanding the relationship between the desktop and WAS.

                    A hybrid system is easy to do - depending on your infrastructure.

                    How is yours set up?

                    and where are you in Wisconsin? I'm in the SE corner
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                    • #11
                      Re: Forms for Web-Apps?

             wise? I'm not sure what you're meaning by infrastructure. If that is what you mean, we have a small server here through which everyone has access.

                      I've got a platinum license and the WAS and unlim. runtime engines so I was going to try to work everything around that and give everyone access to all the databases with all of them working off the same files. I really am doing this pretty blindly. The databases were set up a long time ago and I'm updating the whole thing and trying to streamline it as much as I can, but I've no previous database experience.

                      I'm a little northwest of Milwaukee.