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  • #16
    Re: Parent table restricted: refetching

    David, pardon me for butting in. Check Dr. Wayne's article at www.learn alpha.com "Simplify your Applications for Better Performance". You'll get good advice. Interestingly, in the years that have passed since that article was written Dr. Wayne has indicated that he's pretty much using only xdialogs for data entry. Nevertheless, for those of us who need (or want) to use forms, his original article is very helpful.

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    • #17
      Re: Parent table restricted: refetching

      What Tom said. I am also only using xdialogs for data entry. The ability to control the input and output with the use of xdialogs is the advantage that can't be beat.
      Mike W
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      • #18
        Re: Parent table restricted: refetching

        Thanks, guys. I guess the problem I have is that to code xdialogs for 7 or eight screens, each with 50-100 questions seems like a LOT of work.

        My biggest issues are with how to make sure that when I add a record, that the key fields get updated so child records don't get separated. The plan is to open the parent record on the screen and then have a button or hotspot to open a form to enter child records. However, the child record may be two levels deep ... in other words, the child of a child. Should I base the child form on a set which includes both levels?

        Parent
        |-----Child1
        |--------Child2

        with Child2 being the most commonly-used form. PtID links Parent and Child1, but InjuryID links Child1 and Child2.

        Thanks!

        Dave
        David A. Volgas, MD

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