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  • Top 10 - How To's

    I know, you were looking for the solutions to the top ten. But I wanted to ask for input on what ARE the top ten How To's you's like to see documentation on? This stems from a couple current discussions that hit on the subject of the Help document. I'm pretty sure that along with a couple other guys, we can write one or two decent solutions to each of ten or so How To questions.

    So if anyone wants to chime in, what are your Top Ten - "How do I do that" questions?

    Note - I put this in the V9 Web section because I happen to know Web better. But include any Desktop issues in your list. Also, I'd prefer the questions not be related to the new AJAX and other enhanced features in V10 for right now.
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  • #2
    Re: Top 10 - How To's

    Let me try the my first how to
    1. Setup web security and related form
    2. How to custom insert/update/delete data based on grid components. I found out the this is rather not clear with A5.

    I will put few more later

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    • #3
      Re: Top 10 - How To's

      Muhd,

      Can you explain #2, what do you mean by "Custom". Actually, can you elaborate on the first one also. That's a large area, can you narrow it down a bit?
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      • #4
        Re: Top 10 - How To's

        Hi Steve,
        We are currently looking for solutions to the following issues within web apps


        #3 - How to provide user feedback for reports etc that are created online but can take consirable time to generate. (onscreen progress indicators etc)

        #4 - How to create wizard type web pages where each step is dependant upon one or more previous steps.
        Last edited by mumfie; 09-14-2009, 07:45 AM. Reason: additional info
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        • #5
          Re: Top 10 - How To's

          How to filter data or redirect user based on the logged in user or group. I'm working on 4 web apps now that all require filtering or page redirection based on certain criteria. Got it to work but the help files weren't real clear. Thanks!!!
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          • #6
            Re: Top 10 - How To's

            I'll suggest uploading files. There is great help documentation if using dialogs and dbfs, but almost nothing using grids and detail views or other backend databases.

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            • #7
              Re: Top 10 - How To's

              Good stuff so far! Yes, I have some docs on uploading files and do it from Dialogs, Detaila View and A5W pages, and indirectly from Grid rows, so I can expand my existing document. I think that existing document is already available on my website.

              Redirection is very important but can I have an example as there are several types of redirection that can take place at different points.

              Some of the questions are more like 'modules' and may be more difficult to answer in the format I envisioned for this particular Top Ten. But they can be titles for white papers perhaps.
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              • #8
                Re: Top 10 - How To's

                Steve,

                being able to send an email from a grid row is on my list of things to figure out. I think I would probably want to print a report (silently) and send an email with the report as an attachment to a contact in the grid row.

                Bill
                Bill Griffin
                Parkell, Inc

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                • #9
                  Re: Top 10 - How To's

                  On redirection help: an example
                  Project resides on a server(1) pointed to by DNS.
                  The Alpha A5's are on a server(2) only with IP #

                  We want the web pages to stay pretty and all the images, video's, big pdf's, etc on server 1.

                  The data (lists, time sheets etc) stay on server 2 and are under Alpha security framework.

                  Pretty server 1 has in-line frames which point to server 2 for data.

                  This has to do with the web designers (Dreamweaver) NOT knowing how anything about Alpha5

                  OH - and can someone stop this blasted auto update reminder from trying to restart my machine :)
                  David Shaw
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                  Cleveland Museum of Art
                  Cleveland, Ohio

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                  • #10
                    Re: Top 10 - How To's

                    Here's the top ten according to this thread so far. I split a few of them up and left a couple out. You can browse to see more detail on each.

                    Nine below, got room for one more.
                    1. Launch scripted email from a grid row sent to user associated with that grid row. Create a report in the background, then attach and send email.
                    2. Uploading files in general and specifically from Grid Detail.
                    3. Uploading files when the database is not dbf.
                    4. Filter data based on logged in user.
                    5. Filter data based on security group of logged in user.
                    6. Redirect user to page based on various criteria at login.
                    7. Show some kind of 'in process' message to tell users that a process is underway.
                    8. Wizard type pages with "Next" button where each step is dependent on previous. "Checkout" is such an example.
                    9. Set up Security. Big topic! Additional options: take the class or buy the template.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Top 10 - How To's

                      I have set everything up for my web app, only in the end to be told to split things up for the different users.

                      Without splitting it into 3 projects and thus having to re-make most of it from scratch, is there any way I can change things as they are so when different users log in, they get directed differently and have different permissions for pages?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Top 10 - How To's

                        Gary,

                        Yes, but can you elaborate.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Top 10 - How To's

                          I sent you a private message with more detail.

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