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  • Passing values from Dialog to Grid

    Hi all,

    I have a grid with a search part. I'd like to have Box2 on the search area filter by what was entered into Box1.

    So if Box1 says "Dairy" then Box2 will filter so it only shows "Milk" "Cheese" and the user can pick "Cheese"
    If Box1 says "Vegetables" then Box2 will filter so it only shows "Carrots" "Peas" and maybe the user picks "Carrots"

    From searching the board it looks like you can only accomplish this by using a dialog. Is that correct? If so, how do I display a Dialog with the two boxes filtering correctly and then pass the values (say, "Dairy" and Cheese") to the search are of the grid so the user can then click SEARCH to find his records?

    I realize this is probably a dumb question so forgive my ingorance but it's bugging the heck out of me :)

    Thanks for any help.

    -John

  • #2
    Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

    Hi John,

    To start with I suggest you look at the web sample demo cascading lookup dialog. This where the user starts with State, City, then Last Name.

    If Box1 says "Vegetables" then Box2 will filter so it only shows "Carrots" "Peas" and maybe the user picks "Carrots"
    What do you want to happen after the user pick "Carrots"?
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at that example and with any luck I won't need to come back...but you never know :)

      -John


      Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
      Hi John,

      To start with I suggest you look at the web sample demo cascading lookup dialog. This where the user starts with State, City, then Last Name.

      What do you want to happen after the user pick "Carrots"?

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      • #4
        Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

        I did find the example you mention and that is pretty much exactly what I want to do but I'm still not sure how the grid was eventually filtered.

        The example says, "When the user clicks the Dialog's submit button (re-labelled to display 'Edit Customer Record'), code in the Dialog's 'AfterValidate' event is executed."

        But as far as I can tell the example doesn't show the code and that is where i'm stuck.

        The example goes on to say, "The code in the 'AfterValidate' event redirects the browser to display the 'CustomerFormEditable.a5w' page. This page contains the 'CustomerFormEditable' Grid component on it. A filter is passed to the target page so that only the selected record is displayed."

        Again, I'm not sure what code is in the AfterValidate or what filter is being passed. Sorry, i'm not an expert at A5 so where this may be a novice question for you is a bigger hump for me. Is there somewhere I can see an example of the code in the AfterValidate that is passing a filter to a grid somewhere?

        Thanks again for your help.

        -John

        Originally posted by Jberry View Post
        Hi Keith,

        Thanks for the reply. I'll take a look at that example and with any luck I won't need to come back...but you never know :)

        -John

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        • #5
          Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

          Hi John,

          Here is the dialog in edit mode.

          Look at where the validate events are and note the code that is used there.

          I would recommend that you look at all the dialogs and grids and study the properties.
          Regards
          Keith Hubert
          Alpha Guild Member
          London.
          KHDB Management Systems
          Skype = keith.hubert


          For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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          • #6
            Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

            Hi Keith

            Thanks again for the response. From the picture it looks like you have this example on your PC. I do not have it on my PC. I only see the example online and I don't see a way to get to the screen you show. Is there somewhere to download those examples? I've looked in the C:\Program Files\A5V8\Samples directory and don't see anything that looks similar to the A5 example online.

            Thanks
            -John


            Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
            Hi John,

            Here is the dialog in edit mode.

            Look at where the validate events are and note the code that is used there.

            I would recommend that you look at all the dialogs and grids and study the properties.

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            • #7
              Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

              Hi John,

              You were so close with C:\Program Files\A5V8\Samples, now have a good look in the samples folder and see WebServerDemo. Open that folder and select Web_Applications_Demo.

              I was not trying to fool you.
              Regards
              Keith Hubert
              Alpha Guild Member
              London.
              KHDB Management Systems
              Skype = keith.hubert


              For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              • #8
                Re: Passing values from Dialog to Grid

                Ahhhh....got it!

                Thanks
                -John


                Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
                Hi John,

                You were so close with C:\Program Files\A5V8\Samples, now have a good look in the samples folder and see WebServerDemo. Open that folder and select Web_Applications_Demo.

                I was not trying to fool you.

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