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  • Filter Grid by Logged in User

    Hi All

    Sure this is a simple one, but I have been struggling to find the answer.... so if anyone can help it would be greatly be appreciated....

    This is a Web App in V8.

    I have a Grid containing data for multiple customers, I want the customer to be able to login with there login and only see there data.

    therefore i need to filter the grid by the user login.

    Please HELP.



  • #2
    Re: Filter Grid by Logged in User

    This question has been covered many times before, so a search should yield lots of information.

    In a nutshell, use the user's login to get the ulink value and get the user's company Id from his/her people record. Stick that in a varaible in the URL or in a session variable. Then, in the grid you want to filter, create an argument based on the variable and filter the grid based on the argument.

    Works very well.

    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


    • #3
      Re: Filter Grid by Logged in User

      Hi Pat

      Many Thanks for your answer, I think i understand the principle however I am still unsure how to put it into practice...

      I have ticked the box in the security configuration sp per attachment image.

      Then in my page that contains the grid, i have the following code.... I have highlighted the filter bit below...

      If you could tell me where I am going wrong it would be great... Thanks a Lot



      Delete tmpl_Grd_Menu
      DIM tmpl_Grd_Menu as P
      tmpl_Grd_Menu = a5w_load_component("Grd_Menu")
      'Following code allows you to override settings in the saved component, and specify the component alias (componentName property).
      'Tip: Keep the componentName property short because this name is used in page URLs, and it will help keep the URLs short.
      'Each component on a page must have a unique alias (componentName property).
      with tmpl_Grd_Menu
      location = ""
      componentName = "Grd_Menu"
      end with
      '=======================================compute the HTML for the Component=======================================
      delete x_Grd_Menu
      dim x_Grd_Menu as p
      x_Grd_Menu = a5w_run_Component(tmpl_Grd_Menu)

      Delete tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat
      DIM tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat as P
      tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat = a5w_load_component("Grd_Points_Statement")
      'Following code allows you to override settings in the saved component, and specify the component alias (componentName property).
      'Tip: Keep the componentName property short because this name is used in page URLs, and it will help keep the URLs short.
      'Each component on a page must have a unique alias (componentName property).
      with tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat
      DBF.filter = "Client_name = "+quote(session.current_user)
      componentName = "Grd_Points_Stat"
      end with
      '=======================================compute the HTML for the Component=======================================
      delete x_Grd_Points_Stat
      dim x_Grd_Points_Stat as p
      x_Grd_Points_Stat = a5w_run_Component(tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat)
      if x_Grd_Points_Stat.RedirectURL <> "" then
      end if
      <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code Start - Will be automatically removed when page is published -->
      <!--CSS for tmpl_Grd_Points_Stat -->
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="file:///C:/Program Files/A5V8/css/RainyDay/style.css">
      <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code End -->

      <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code Start - Will be automatically removed when page is published -->
      <!--CSS for tmpl_Grd_Menu -->
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="file:///C:/Program Files/A5V8/css/Perforated/components/a5navsysToolbar/style.css">
      <!--Alpha Five Temporary Code End -->

      <meta name="generator" content="Alpha Five HTML Editor Version 8 Build 1914-3142">
      <body class="RainyDayPageBODY">

      <td valign="top"><!-- Navigation System -->
      <%a5 ?x_Grd_Menu.Output.Body.navsysTBV %>
      <td valign="top">
      <td><%A5 ?x_Grd_Points_Stat.Output.Body.Grid_Echo %></td>
      <td><%A5 ?x_Grd_Points_Stat.Output.Body.UpdateErrors %></td>
      <td><%A5 ?x_Grd_Points_Stat.Output.Body.Search_HTML %></td>
      <td><%A5 ?x_Grd_Points_Stat.Output.Body.Grid_HTML %></td>
      <td><%A5 ?x_Grd_Points_Stat.Output.Body.DetailView_HTML %></td>


      • #4
        Re: Filter Grid by Logged in User

        Here is what I do. I hope it helps you.

        Here is the code I place on the Main page that displays my information:

        dim global vcfirstlast as c
        dim global vchildpic as c
        dim global vloginid as c
        dim global vchildid as c
        session.__protected__FlagIsLoggedIn = .t."parentpass")
        while .not. t.fetch_eof()
        if vloginid=alltrim(t.loginid)
        end if
        end while

        In this example, I first set various global variables I want to use. I then use "vloginid" to capture the user's login information.

        ParentPass is an A5 dbf that has within it the login name. Therefore I can then search that dbf to get the information I need i.e. t.loginid or the global variable vloginid.

        On the grid component I can then set it to filter to something like childid=var->vloginid where childid is the key of the dbf you are displaying in your component.

        It took me weeks to figure this out. Hope it helps.

        Good luck,