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  • Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

    Maybe it is late and I am not thinking straight, but I am in need of filtering a named browse layout that I have on a form and I am drawing a blank.

    I have a set that consists of two tables. "mileage_tracking" and "vehicles". mileage_tracking is the primary table and vehicles is the child. mileage_tracking contains a bunch of records for multiple vehicles. In that table there is a Vehicle_id field. The vehicle table also contains the vehicle_id field as well as other details about each vehicle that is not in the mileage_tracking table. I have created a browse that will show me the entries sorted by each vehicle_id and then by date. I have created a form that has a browse object that uses the named browse that I created. I would like to add a couple of dropdowns on the form to filter the named browse that is on the form. The first drop would contain a single entry for each vehicle_id that is in the table, so if there are 50 records for vehicle 1 and 25 for vehicle 2 the drop down would only contain two entries (vehicle 1 and vehicle 2). When I click the dropdown I want it to filter the browse and only show the records for the chosen vehicle_id. I would also like to add a second dropdown to filter the Payer field. Same scenario as the vehicle_id drop down, multiple records that contain the same payer but only want to see one entry in the dropdown.

    Any assistance or guidance would be greately appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

    Hi Keith,

    It sounds to me that you have got your set the wrong way round. The vehicle has the static data, while the mileage_tracking table gets updated.

    On a form you can have a browse of all the Vehicles and a second browse with each vehicle's mileage.
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert

    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!


    • #3
      Re: Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

      That would work if I just want to filter the mileage_tracking records by the vehicle_id, but I also want to filter it where I can select a specific payer, so for example I want to filter it to show me vehicle 1 and payer 3. the payer field is only in the mileage_tracking table.


      • #4
        Re: Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

        Drop an example here Keith. It's all doable but a sample makes it easier to respond. Saves having to rebuild what you already have and we sometimes don't have time to do that.
        See our Hybrid Option here;

        There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
        Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.


        • #5
          Re: Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

          I have attached a sample version of my workspace. There are two tables, one has two vehicles in it and the other has all the mileage records for those two vehicles. The fom vehicle_details in set vehicle_no_mileage_reimbursement is the form that I created that contains a browse. When that form is opened you see the browse filtered by the record that is selected in the primary table of the set (vehicles). I have a dropdown supercontrol on that form that can select which vehicle I want to see and the browse updates correctly. What I would like to add is the ability to further filter the browse by the Payer field in the mileage_tracking table. The sample has records in the tables and you will see that the vehicle "2009 Chevy 1500" only contains one payer, but the vehicle "2009 Chevy 3500HD" has two payers. After selecting the 2009 Chevy 3500HD I would like to then have a dropdown that filters the browse to only show a single payer.

          Let me know if that helps.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            Re: Filtering a browse on a form using a dropdown

            Try the attached Keith.
            It's a bit rough and ready but has a dynamic tree as well as the vehicle selector.
            If you want to examine how a dynamic tree is constructed, you will be able to put the vehicle AND the payer in and parse the result. I don't have time at the moment to do that but you should be able to make some headway now.
            See test_frm_01
            Attached Files
            See our Hybrid Option here;

            There are 3 things you can do in any situation;
            Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.