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  • Tabbed Objects and Specific Child Fields

    I have a membership application database where the parent table contains an "applicant" key that links to a one to many child table of "applicant references". There are always three references for every applicant. I have created a set for the parent-child tables.

    I would like to create a form with a tabbed object of three tabs, a tab per reference associated with the applicant. On each tab, I would like to place applicant reference records fields specific to the particular applicant reference. I do not want to use a browse as I want to control the placement of each individual child field on the tab.

    Could some one map out/examples of the XBasic code that would be needed for the OnTabChange event to update the chosen tab's applicant's reference fields?
    Eugene Saltz, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    Saltz Consulting LLC
    [email protected]
    www.saltzconsulting.com
    QuickBooks Sales & Support - Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors - Enterprise Solution Providers

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    Re: Tabbed Objects and Specific Child Fields

    Unless I misunderstand what you'd like... you just need to create a set with one-to-many relationships from the main table to your 3 references table.

    Then, build your form based on this set. All the fields will be available to the form... so place the references fields on the 3 tabs. Unless you need to do something special with the fields, you don't need code... the form/set will look after the information for you.

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      Re: Tabbed Objects and Specific Child Fields

      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
      Unless I misunderstand what you'd like... you just need to create a set with one-to-many relationships from the main table to your 3 references table.

      Then, build your form based on this set. All the fields will be available to the form... so place the references fields on the 3 tabs. Unless you need to do something special with the fields, you don't need code... the form/set will look after the information for you.
      I did build a set, and since my original post, I consulted my copy of Dr. Peter Wayne's book, "Alpha Five: Xbasic for Everyone", and have got most of what I needed to work done.

      Everything you have suggested would work except changing the tabs does not change the references' fields. Clicking on the tab does not trigger advancing to another reference record - that has to be coded in Xbasic. I am trying now to figure out the "envelope" around the tabs to advance to the next reference record, refresh, and when editing, saving the edits.
      Eugene Saltz, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
      Saltz Consulting LLC
      [email protected]
      www.saltzconsulting.com
      QuickBooks Sales & Support - Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors - Enterprise Solution Providers

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