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  • Browse layout query

    The reason I was exploring video's - in my earlier post - is that I'm attempting to recreate an embedded browse similar in layout to the Word document below. I have an idea I could get near it via linked grids, but I'm not getting very far on the desktop. Any pointers would be very much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Larry
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    Re: Browse layout query

    i think you are on right rack.
    this will involve lots of steps i will try to be clear as much as possible.
    this assumes sql back end.
    prepare detail grid:
    fashion a grid based on the detail table, hide the id field and the foreign key fields. add a static text and make that ahead of the description you have and make the static field to represent "*" or ">" which ever you like and remove the title and the choice for the number of grid rows in the properties. and save as detail_grid.
    prepare the item grid:
    fashion a grid based on the item table and insert linked grid, the detail_grid and define the linked content. and save the grid as item_grid.
    now go to desktop create a form and place the embedded grid - item_grid and check if it satisfies you.

    disclaimer:
    i do not, repeat do not, work with desktop, only on the web side and that too with sql only. this should get you started and then you can explore how to add other features you are looking to add.
    Last edited by GGandhi; 05-25-2016, 07:02 AM.
    thanks for reading

    gandhi

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    • #3
      Re: Browse layout query

      Instead of using the item field in the browse create a calculated field. blank_duplicates(item) Place that where you have item.
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Browse layout query

        Thanks for the invaluable help. I have quickly implemented yours Stan, but also want to explore and understand the embedded grid options, Mr Gandhi, so thanks for that too.

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