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Linking Web Componets to build a Catalog

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  • Linking Web Componets to build a Catalog

    I am trying to create a web interface to build an auction catalog online and I am having a hard time translating the method I have used in other systems to A5 conventions. I have a Catalog Items table that I would like to be the Parent or Header DB for selecting one or many donated items from the donations table.

    In another non web focused Database system I created a catalog table, a donations table and I joined them with a Catalog Line Items table. I would create a new Catalog record and then add donation items to a browse of the Catalog Line Items table based on a lookup that pulled from the donation table. I assume I need to do the same thing here but I can't figure out how I would build the web based form that would allow for that type of functionality.

    The grid linker allows me to create the links but I don't understand how to have one page with two different tables one it, except maybe coming up with something in xbasic which is about a year away for me.

    Attached is a picture of the desktop app that I am trying to translate into an A5 form on the web. I have a number of a5 books and skim through the help file a lot, but I just don't see how to translate my thinking into the A5 world. Pointers to help files or books would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Kevin

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    Re: Linking Web Componets to build a Catalog

    Sorry, I might have jumped the gun on this question. I didn't understand that I had to add the Grid Link table to an A5 page to start working with it.

    I think I have a little more to play with before I post another question.

    Sorry & thanks
    Kevin

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