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  • Filter Gridlinker with HTML Buttton

    I have a gridlinker published on a web component. All is good. I would like to create an HTML button...on the web filter the records in the Gridlinker.

    I cannot find any clear directions for this and it is a requirement of the client. Please help.

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    Re: Filter Gridlinker with HTML Buttton

    I'm talking about predefined filter definitions displayed as HTML Buttons or Links,


    • #3
      Re: Filter Gridlinker with HTML Buttton

      A general method is to first use Alpha to create the filters you want (using a search box on the primary grid for example), and then observe the format of the URL when you perform a search. Then mimic that URL in a HTML button.

      Or you can create HTML-looking buttons using Custom Fields in Dialogs or Advanced Buttons in Grids that may suffice.

      Here is some code where I take a Dialog and turn various fields in to a search for a Grid. If you study the URL from a normal Search part of a Grid, you will see I am just mimicing the URL in my Dialog output.

      srch = srch + "list.a5w?vessel_list_SaveURL="
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_VESSELTYPE="+currentform.controls.type
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_HULLMATERIAL="+currentform.controls.HullMaterial
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_RIGGING="+currentform.controls.Rigging
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRS_PRICE="+currentform.controls.pricefrom
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRE_PRICE="+currentform.controls.priceto
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRS_VLENGTH="+currentform.controls.LengthFrom
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRE_VLENGTH="+currentform.controls.LengthTo
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRS_VWIDTH="+currentform.controls.BreadthFrom
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_SRE_VWIDTH="+currentform.controls.BreadthTo
      srch = srch + "&vessel_list_S_Search=Search"
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        Re: Filter Gridlinker with HTML Buttton

        Wonderful!! I will give the first method a try. I am trying to allow the user to filter the gridlinker based on certain status codes defined in the Parent Grid.

        The end result will show a series of buttons or Links to select and filter the gridlinker on the status codes.

        Ultimately i would like a side bar of links or buttons. So i will let you know where we stand.

        i also need some development your rates would be methods and such....if necessary.

        So far our application is pretty much complete.....minus this very vital final piece.