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  • Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

    Hi,

    I need to enable my users to add a quantity of items from a dropdown selection on a grid. For instance, if a user selects an item from a dropdown, i need to place a quantity box next to the item so that if they select Apples and type in 4 in the quantity box, i get 4 sepearte Apples records.

    e.g.

    DROPDOWN - Apples
    QUANTITY - 4

    ID---DESCRIPTION
    01---Apples
    02---Apples
    03---Apples
    04---Apples

    I cannot work out how i can achieve this. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,

    Denis

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    Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

    I don't know if this is the best way to solve this but I have a similar situation and this is how I was thinking of solving it.

    I have products that come in a variety of sizes and colors. I need to be able to input quantities for a size if required.

    I figured out how to get the individual sizes for the products via sql distinct query and got stuck. I had the thought to pass the data to a new table (QUANTITIES) with columns for invoice #, prod_id, color, size,qty, cost.

    I guess I would need all of that in a grid component so the user could input individual quantities for each of the available sizes for that product.

    I am relatively new at this and have no idea if this is the right way to accomplish this but I thought I would share. If I'm dead wrong maybe I will find the answer with you.

    Thanks
    Darryl

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    • #3
      Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

      I learned the Application Server doesn't recognize the INSERT command so just when I thought I was getting somewhere with this program I am back to square one.

      sorry for interrupting your thread.

      Darryl

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      • #4
        Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

        No worries. Thanks for your attempt.

        If anyone has a solution to this problem, please help.

        Denis

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        • #5
          Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

          Anyone done this?

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          • #6
            Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

            I have an application where the user picks a site and a range of dates and the app creates a record for each day in the date range.

            I cheated, of course, and did it with a dialog and xbasic, which was easy, but if you are a purist and want to do it in a grid, then here's what I would do. Create a quantity field in the table which will only be used for this purpose. This in the can insert record event save one record, then in the after record insert event open the table and insert quanity - 1 more records.

            Pat
            Pat Bremkamp
            MindKicks Consulting

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            • #7
              Re: Add quantity of records to be added from a dropdown selection

              Thanks for your response Pat. I am not sure what needs to be done for 2 and 3.

              1. Create a quantity field in the table OK
              2. In the can insert record event save one record ?
              3. In the after record insert event open the table and insert quanity - 1 more records ?

              Denis

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