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  • Row merging in Grid

    hi all,

    how to arrange grid rows as shown below.
    (productNo and product name is stored in one table,description stored in another table and the primary key is prodcutNo)

    i am looking very urgently for the above mentioned problem...

  • #2
    Re: Row merging in Grid

    If you only need to display the data, then I have a solution. If you need it to be updateable, then this won't work.

    Screen1 shows the method I'm going to describe. It is a list of RealEstate Agencies with the member Realtors listed next to it. The advantage of this method is that it allows a variable number of realtors.

    The first column is the Agency. This column is a custom field created like the example in the Web samples Alpha provides: definition is:

    function Name_render as c (data as p, args as p, PageVars as p)
    with PageVars
    on error goto Name_xbasicError
    Name_render = remove_blank_lines("<span style=\"font-size: 11pt;font-weight: bold;\" ><a href=\"agency_listings.a5w?session.AgencyId="+Data.Agency_id+"\">"+alltrim(Data.Name)+"</a></span>"+crlf()+alltrim(Data.Location)+crlf()+alltrim(Data.Adr1)+crlf()+alltrim(Data.Adr2)+crlf()+alltrim(Data.City)+", "+alltrim(Data.State)+" [EMAIL="%22+alltrim(Data.Zip)+crlf()+transform(Data.Phone1,%[email protected]"]"+alltrim(Data.Zip)+crlf()+transform(Data.Phone1,"@R[/EMAIL] (999) 999-9999")+crlf()+"<a href=\""+Data.Calcwebsite+"\">"+Data.Calcwebsite+"</a>")
    Name_render = stritran(Name_render, crlf(),"<br />")
    Name_render = "Error in custom control xbasic: " + error_text_get()
    end with
    end function
    The other columns are calculated fields created on the Query tab using table.external_record_content_get() <-Working on the web, you'll use this function a lot! Here's one example:

    calcPhone   = table.external_record_content_get("[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\Realtors.dbf","phone","lastname+firstname","Agency_id="+quote(agency_id))
    The field itself is just set up as a label.

    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


    • #3
      Re: Row merging in Grid

      Why not just set the rid to a View rather than a table (in the Query(DBF)) section of the grid. It will let you treat the data like a set.

      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


      • #4
        Re: Row merging in Grid


        A view is an excellent idea, except that I couldn't figure out how to get this kind of display out of a view.

        Views are 1:1 and this is 1:many, so it wold have to be done "upside down" then sorted for the dispay, and it got too complicated for me.

        Pat Bremkamp
        MindKicks Consulting


        • #5
          Re: Row merging in Grid

          hi guys,

          The Grid is updatable.
          Please have a look for the attachedment for clear Description.