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  • Dynamic Column Heading Question

    Is there a way to have dynamic column headings. By that I mean headings that are created from a table. I have a situation where the column heading needs to be the name of the employee, but that varies depending on what department they are in.

    Thanks in advance!
    Tommy Thompson
    Thompson Consulting Services
    Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256

  • #2
    Re: Dynamic Column Heading Question

    Never tried it, but should be possible. Take any grid, look in the xbasic tab. Note the .Column.Heading = "mycolumnname". You should be able to override this property at runtime using xbasic in the A5W page for any given column.
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    • #3
      Re: Dynamic Column Heading Question


      The following code is from the head section of a page, not the component. It goes in the area where the component is processed. It does two things, it filters the grid based on a session variable, then looks at the label table. If the field is blank, it hides the column. If it isn't blank, then it sets the column label.

      Delete tmpl_Co_List
      DIM tmpl_Co_List as P
      tmpl_Co_List = a5w_load_component("Co_List")
      with tmpl_Co_List
      componentName = "Co_List"
      '==== filter and hide columns with blank labels ====
       .DBF.filter = "Li_Id=" + s_quote(session.Li.Id)
      '==== get the user defined labels
      dim tbl as P"[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\lists.dbf")
      if alltrim(tbl.Li_Co_Ul01)=""
      end if
      if alltrim(tbl.Li_Co_Ul02)=""
      end if
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting


      • #4
        Re: Dynamic Column Heading Question

        Thanks guys. I think I can take it from here.
        Tommy Thompson
        Thompson Consulting Services
        Beautiful Kentucky Lake, Springville, TN 38256


        • #5
          Re: Dynamic Column Heading Question

          Did you ever get this working? I need to do the exact same thing.


          • #6
            Re: Dynamic Column Heading Question

            maybe you can use session variable.
            so in your heading column, <%a5 ?session.yoursessionvariable %>