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  • #16
    Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

    In ver. 10, your new record in the child grid will automatically inherit the parent table (grid) linking value - w/o any coding. In v10 you wouldn't use a gridliker, but a row expander or equivalent.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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    • #17
      Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

      Alpha can count on me upgrading.. Thanks for the heads up...! Meanwhile, I'll see if I can put Steve's solution to work until then....
      bob.corwin@gmail.com
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      • #18
        Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

        In ver. 10, your new record in the child grid will automatically inherit the parent table (grid) linking value - w/o any coding. In v10 you wouldn't use a gridliker, but a row expander or equivalent.
        Thanks Peter,
        I see a number of videos where the row expander shows the results of data already inserted but I cannot see where or how the data gets inserted.
        Do you know of any videos which demonstrate say adding invoice lines to the invoice header in a row expander?

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        • #19
          Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

          Originally posted by JH10 View Post
          Do you know of any videos which demonstrate say adding invoice lines to the invoice header in a row expander?
          Not sure. There are so many videos. But really, it's simple. In your child grid, set the appropriate property to allow adding new records. There are several ways to do this. For example, you might have a read only grid w. an editable detail section, or you might have an editable grid allowing new records. It depends upon how you set up your grid. The key thing to remember is, you MUST include the fields that you want to update, in the appropriate section of your grid. e.g. If the child grid is read only w. an editable detail section, you must include the linking filed in the detail section to allow Alpha to fill that field when entering a new record. Alpha will fill it in automatically w/o you needing to lift a finger.

          Honestly, version 10 is the cat's pajamas!
          Peter
          AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

          Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
          https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          • #20
            Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

            Thanks Peter

            Do I take it that the method you describe for attaching line items is for V10 and not V9.

            I did have a look at V10 but decided that as I dont know much about V9 yet I should not deviate. I also thought that V10 is still on test and not ready for sale yet.
            Regards
            John

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            • #21
              Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

              Originally posted by JH10 View Post
              Do I take it that the method you describe for attaching line items is for V10 and not V9.
              I think that the above method works if you use a grid linker (v9 & previous), but I'm not really sure. It's been so long since I used a grid linker I can't remember. But in v10, you have row expanders, linked content sections and tabbed linked grids (and maybe some others) that will automatically fill the parent linking value in the child grid record.

              I did have a look at V10 but decided that as I dont know much about V9 yet I should not deviate. I also thought that V10 is still on test and not ready for sale yet.
              Think of it this way, v10 is basically 100% backwards compatible w. v9 (except maybe for lookups? - not sure). It's just that v10 has tons of new super-fast & super-powerful AJAX features that if you are using the WAS, you definitely want v10. v10 is still in beta, but as a beta tester, I already bought my copies of v10 and server. Not sure if that is available to everyone yet or what.
              Peter
              AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

              Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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              • #22
                Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

                Thanks Peter,
                I am still on V9.
                I will have a go at what you describe. Its all good learning material.

                I love your enthusiasm about V10, quite inspirational!
                Cheers
                John

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                • #23
                  Re: Adding Child Record to Web Application

                  Honestly, version 10 is the cat's pajamas!
                  Thanks for the comment Peter, I agree now that I have it, I am making some better progress more easily!
                  Cheers
                  John

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