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  • #16
    Re: Help with textbook inventory program

    On the Input Screen, I have a button that allows one to view/print inventory for a particular room by typing in the room number on a dialog box. Is there a way to have a lookup table/database pop up when the "room inventory" button is pressed and the dialog box pops up?

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    • #17
      Re: Help with textbook inventory program

      You need to change your xdialog from a type in to a record list-list box which gets the choosable values from a table. I selected the textbook orders table for illustration.


      listbox.gif

      example.gif
      There can be only one.

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      • #18
        Re: Help with textbook inventory program

        Stan,
        I guess I am not seeing the forest through the trees cause I can't even see where I can make the changes you suggest. Please help me see where I need to go to make this change. Also, I am trying to do a table lookup in which only the room numbers from that particular school shows. What I did is create another table and form which I call location where the fields are school; room number; and description. When I create a new record, and advance to the room_number field, I would like just those room numbers from the location.dbf to show. Now, all show.
        Here are some of the things I have done and tried:
        ':location:school.value=var->school
        school=topparent:school.value
        'tbl=table.get("location")
        query.filter="school= var->school"
        query.order="Room_Number"
        'qry=tbl.query_create()
        'topparent:location.resynch()
        As you can see, I do a lot of trial and error.

        thanks as always. Sorry about some of these questions--they are very difficult to me.

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        • #19
          Re: Help with textbook inventory program

          Curretnly your Room Inventory button plays a script, room inventory, which displays an xdialog box prompting for the room_number variable value.........

          Did you create this or did Tom Baker?

          In any event, you need to start over in the design of the xdialog. The xdialog you have allows you to enter a string value. What you want is a record list - list box. A record list - list box allows you to select from a list of values obtained from a table.

          Learning Xdialog
          There can be only one.

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          • #20
            Re: Help with textbook inventory program

            Stan,
            Thanks for your advice on the xdialog--working on it. I have created a table called location and also a form called location. This table has three fields in it: room number; description; and school. On another form, I have a field which is called room number. When you get to that field, there is a drop-down box which allows you to choose the room number according to the description (teacher's name). Since this application is for all schools, I want only the room numbers and descriptions from the school selected in the login menu. When the location tab is selected from the opening menu, the location form shows only those from the selected school. What I have not been able to figure out (I've tried many things which do not work) is to have only the records from the location table appear in the drop-down table. All records appear. I've played with field rules to trying to filter in the "on enter" event to...........
            Any suggestions??

            Thanks in advance.

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            • #21
              Re: Help with textbook inventory program

              When you get to that field, there is a drop-down box which allows you to choose the room number according to the description (teacher's name).
              Better attach a new sample. There are several ways you could create the dropdown.
              There can be only one.

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              • #22
                Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                Stan,

                Here is the attached application. When you login, use Mamou High School and the password is Alpha. Choose the "Textbook Input" Button. New Record, then when you get to room number, you will see the dropdown from "location table and form" If you directly from the Opening Menu to Location (button), you will see that only the records that belong to Mamou High are displayed.
                This is what I want shown on the "Textbook Input" screen when you get to room #.

                Thanks,
                ted
                Attached Files

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                • #23
                  Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                  I removed your field rule lookup and made the room number field on the form a record list - combo box. You may want to unzip this to a different location to try it out.

                  textbooks3.zip
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                    Stan,

                    Thanks so much. Worked like I wanted it to. I guess I'm trying to make it more difficult than it has to be. Again, I do appreciate all the help--makes me feel "slow" with some of the simple solutions. Before I ask for help, I do try as many things that I can think of, then I ask for help and you guys are always there.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                      Ted,

                      There are just certain aspects that work better in certain contexts than others. Your field rule approach relied on filtering on the school variable. That can be done but I think the form approach is cleaner.
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #26
                        Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                        Ted

                        I did a total inventary solution, but with the WAS. I suggest you explore the ability of the web section of Alpha Five. Works like a charm.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Help with textbook inventory program

                          Originally posted by tsoileau View Post
                          I've used alpha in the past and am rusty now. I am working on creating a textbook inventory program for our school district. What I have is a database that each school can log into and see only their inventories. From this form, they can also view/print reports that show school inventory by classroom or by entire school. There is also another form from which they can input info detailing textbooks that are transferred to another school. What I would like (am having trouble with this) is that the inventory in that particluar classroom is adjusted to reflect both textbooks (by isbn) that are received and/or transferred to another classroom within that school or another school completely. I have worked on the reports for such and have had some success in the totals in the classroom from books that are received, but not those that are transferred. In the past, this site has been more than helpful and I would appreciate any suggestions/help.

                          ted
                          Marketing helps you a lot, because it makes people to be aware of your books, which results in success.
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