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  • Using Combo List

    I have built an app and I have a database with Company, Name, Address, Phone, Email and I use combo list to select the Company from the Company field as a selector when adding a new record. I want to be able to populate the Name, Address, Phone, Email with the data from the same record that I select the Company from so that each one does not need to be filed out if there is already that info connected with that Company name from before. I have read but can't find out how to do this...Thanks.

    Jerry

  • #2
    Re: Using Combo List

    Suggestion.

    Company Data Table
    Put all corporate demographics here and have an ID for the Company

    Data Table
    Put all of the data for the company here and have an ID field same format as the ID in the Company Table

    Set
    Join Company Data Table and Data Table on ID

    Play with the attached.
    Attached Files
    See our Hybrid Option here;
    https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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

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    • #3
      Re: Using Combo List

      I will play with this and I truly appreciate your help. New to Alpha5 and working hard to learn...

      Jerry

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      • #4
        Re: Using Combo List

        I sure appreciate the help. However, I am wanting to be able to pick a company from the combo edit list used for the company field when adding a new record and have it populate the company, name, address, phone and email fields which are all separate. Is this possible? I cannot find anything that helps me do that....

        Jerry

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        • #5
          Re: Using Combo List

          fieldrule - lookups - table - fill info
          Al Buchholz
          Bookwood Systems, LTD
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          • #6
            Re: Using Combo List

            Thank you very much! Is there a book or place to read all this info or is it learned by experience? I appreciate the speedy help on this forum!!

            Jerry

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            • #7
              Re: Using Combo List

              Originally posted by pipharvester View Post
              Thank you very much! Is there a book or place to read all this info or is it learned by experience? I appreciate the speedy help on this forum!!

              Jerry
              http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Getting%20Started%20Title

              http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Creating+a+Table+Lookup
              Al Buchholz
              Bookwood Systems, LTD
              Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

              Occam's Razor - KISS
              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

              http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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              • #8
                Re: Using Combo List

                Thanks Al.

                Jerry

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                • #9
                  Re: Using Combo List

                  Jerry, try this. Add a record to Corp1 Form. Look at the field rules behind the Table.
                  Attached Files
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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

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                  • #10
                    Re: Using Combo List

                    Thanks! This is a working example of what Al suggested! You guys are the greatest...have a good day.

                    Jerry

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                    • #11
                      Re: Using Combo List

                      Ted,

                      Along this same process I am wanting to add the record for the Company info to another database that stores only the Company, Name, Address, Phone, Email so that I can use that as my drop list as the current database has 10 company slots that are all used separately so my drop down list may not include a company that I want to use in the company1 slot since it was input into the database as company2. I would love for the drop list to be unique but still want to store info for all companies in the database.

                      Jerry

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                      • #12
                        Re: Using Combo List

                        I'm out of action for 4 days. Will be back on line Friday. Al will be able to assist if he's available.
                        Easily doable.
                        See our Hybrid Option here;
                        https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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

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                        • #13
                          Re: Using Combo List

                          The lookup Table can be populated using Append - Replace existing Add unique.
                          Can you post a bit more on the app please?
                          See our Hybrid Option here;
                          https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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                          Live with it, Change it or Walk away from it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Using Combo List

                            Ted,

                            I am writing an app that is to help with my friends delivery business. He has people that call (stored as the caller info with Company, Name, Address, Phone, Email) and then there are others that become part of the delivery process (each having the same fields in the main database but under Company1, Name1, Address1, Phone1, Email1....though Company10, Name10, Address10, Phone10, Email10) and we store each on in the same record but in these separate fields depending on who they are in the chain. The caller, payer and pickup and drop points all get entered into the proper fields in the database. When the next delivery comes up it could be the person that was the final drop in the previous delivery that is the caller or payer or pickup point and I want all of the companies that are stored to be available to select from for any of the slots rather than just Company1 info from previously entered Company1. This is why I am wanting to store the data from any of the different ones involved in a single delivery to the separate database so that all the choices for the next delivery can include any previous company. I hope this is making sense....

                            Jerry

                            Jerry

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                            • #15
                              Re: Using Combo List

                              Where is the best place to cause the Append to happen? OnExit etc?

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