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  • Create a Main Form Dashboard

    I am looking to build a main form that opens when you open a database, just like the one in Alpha Sports. I am looking for directions on how to accomplish this. Is there a tutorial out there that will help me get started on creating one of these?

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    Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

    Hi Enrique,

    First you create a table that is not used for any data, lets call it Menu. You have one field in it, lets call it Dummy.

    Now you can have your opening form with whatever you want on it. You can even call it Main Menu. One main button to put on this form is to shut down the application. (Exit Alpha).

    Let us know how this works for 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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    • #3
      Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

      Creating and Assigning a Startup Form

      Changed to web link rather than local.
      Last edited by Stan Mathews; 03-10-2010, 03:32 PM.
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

        Stan,

        I think there is a problem with your link to the help file.

        mk:@MSITStore:C:\Program%20Files\A5V8\AlphaFiveHelp.chm::/User_Manual/Creating_and_Assigning_a_Startup_Form.htm
        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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        • #5
          Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

          Yeah, used the local link. Now fixed.

          Thanks.
          There can be only one.

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          • #6
            Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

            Thanks for the help. Made my form and it opens on startup :). Now need to figure out how to add links.

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            • #7
              Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

              Links to what? Generally you put a scipt, xbasic or action, on the onpush event of the button.
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

                I want links (i guess buttons) to open a few forms and 2 different reports.

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                • #9
                  Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

                  Open the Alphasports sample, close the main menu, select the main menu in the control panel, forms tab. Right click on the main menu form, choose design. Click on a button, right click on it and choose Events. Select the onpush event. See what you find.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

                    I was able to create my buttons to open my forms. It's a bit trickier opening my reports. Should I open a new thread for help.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

                      You probably mean it it trickier to open a report based on a filter supplied in the action/script? Probably should start a new thread if you can't find what you need in the webhelp or searching here on the board.
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Create a Main Form Dashboard

                        Yup, it has a filter in the action/script. Thanks for everybody's help! Will start a new thread.

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