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  • Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

    Hello,

    I have had a look around and tried to find a solution but had no success.

    I have a form connected to table-a and it has fields from table a added.

    I have another table that has the name table-b.

    I want to put a field from table-b to the form that is connected to table-a.

    Tried adding a subform but the form in question with the field is not visible in the options drop down menu.

    I could do this in VB but xbasic is a bit more tricky.

    Thank You

    Joe

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    Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

    Join Table a to Table b through a common Field in a Set. Same length, same data type.
    Copy the For you have to the new Set
    Edit the form and your additional fields will be available to add in.
    Ted Giles
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    • #3
      Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

      Joe,

      Is the data in table-b logically related only to the data in the current record displayed from table-a?

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      • #4
        Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

        Hi Tom, no the data is not related at all.

        I did what Ted suggested and it has worked.

        If you have another way please let me know Tom.

        Ted you are a genius. Thank you for both in posting and attempting to help me its appreciated.

        Regards

        Joe

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        • #5
          Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

          If the data from table-b is being placed on the form for display only (not for edits) then it can be "looked up" or "retrieved" by script or expression, stored in a variable, and the variable displayed on the form.

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          • #6
            Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

            Thanks Tom for that.

            I have no idea how to do what you suggested though.

            I could do this easily in vb code.

            If you have a quick sample I could look at that would be great.

            Thanks Again.

            Joe

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            • #7
              Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

              Joe,

              This kind of thing is often discussed in terms of loading application wide variables on startup. This article at www.learnalpha.com may be of help.

              Other ideas recently discussed here.

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              • #8
                Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

                Thanks Tom

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                • #9
                  Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

                  No thanks necessary Joe, glad it worked. You will soon get the feel of things once you dump the VB approach .
                  When I started there was no Forum just a Dos version running on Windows 3.11. Ahhh Happy Days messing with Autoexecs!
                  Ted Giles
                  Example Consulting - UK
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                  • #10
                    Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

                    Hi Ted,

                    I had to change this and add this in as a variable. A bit of mucking around I sorted it out.

                    Having a linked table did not work because the text was missing from the field even though data was added. It may be a setting I did not set properly though.

                    You guys rock.

                    Overall I am happy with what I have done so far in very little time.

                    Just need to see if I can speed up the load time.

                    A little trick I have discovered which I was alerted to previously is you can use the genie but then you can view the actual code to see how it was coded.

                    Thanks Again

                    Joe

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                    • #11
                      Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

                      Originally posted by wolf View Post
                      A little trick I have discovered which I was alerted to previously is you can use the genie but then you can view the actual code to see how it was coded.
                      That's a beauty, eh?

                      Keep that up and we'll be looking for answers from you really soon....

                      As far as speeding up the load time, we can only guess without a more definitive example/explanation. It can always be made to be fast - just a question of what is actually being dealt with.
                      Al Buchholz
                      Bookwood Systems, LTD
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                      Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                      Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                      When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                      "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                      Albert Einstein

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                        Re: Add Table Field onto other form connected to different table

                        Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
                        That's a beauty, eh?


                        Absolutely and if you love tinkering with code Alpha 5 will speed up the development time because its a matter of copy and pasting and changing a couple of field names etc If your doing repetitive tasks based on variables as an example.

                        I have tested a couple of trial versions in the past 3 years and this version is awesome.

                        Can't wait for v11 in which hopefully charts can be added into reports just like Crystal Reports.

                        Joe

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