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  • button in detail view

    how to add few button in detail view section?
    i meant, from main grid to detail view,

    I wish to have button to do other function(s)
    i gather the purpose of "detail view" is to view grid data or update
    related field within the parent Grid.

    Can I have several variable data entry fields within the detail view?
    and can i place buttons(s) to perform xbasic codes ?
    just can not see anything within the properties

    appreciate assistance/guidance?

    Ken Tjia

  • #2
    Re: button in detail view

    You can use the freeform designer to add whatever you want, including buttons.


    • #3
      Re: button in detail view

      any good sample?


      • #4
        Re: button in detail view

        It depends on what you want those buttons to do. Too many possibilities for anyone to guess what might constitute a "good example."


        • #5
          Re: button in detail view

          Thanks Steve, I agree and apology for such broad request.

          in my real sample, i have 3 fields show
          reference number,part number & description,
          which is permanent (read only)

          i was hoping to add 2 variable field(s)
          first being usage reference number ( 10 digits characters)
          second being an entry in character (20 digits long) representing the defective serial number to be reported.

          then the magic button is to take the above 5 fields of data
          posted to an xyz.table in sql ( this part i know well)

          so taking 3 field data plus 2 variables and insert is what i am trying to
          accomplish. i have done it with a seperate screen, like a pop up
          but found it too slow and having to close the window too many times
          for a typical 20 lines of posting.

          While i notice with pre-loaded detail view (pre-fetch)
          i enjoy excellent result, but now stuck on how to add the 2 variables and button.


          ken tjia


          • #6
            Re: button in detail view

            Outta time tonight for a detailed suggestion, but generally:

            Consider an AJAX approach. Deadly easy once you learn it, and very very fast.

            Look at the sample Web Application Demo database that comes with A5. Study the first AJAX example. You can see that all it's doing is using the button's OnClick event (which you can create when you use the freeform design) to pass a couple values along to an A5 AJAX Callback page.

            There's no reason that callback page can't simply take the values fed to it to create a record in your table. I've done this in a couple places, but can't remember where so couldn't find it right away.

            If that doesn't make sense or you need more, I'll be back in (I hope) a little bit sometime later tonight.