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  • Flattenquery()

    I have a form based on a set. It has an enbedded browse (child). I want to include child records in the query. I assume I need to use a flattenquery, but I also need to ask the user what to query on. Can this be easily done? Thanks and have a safe holiday!

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    RE: Flattenquery()

    First, if the child is a one-to-one you will not need to use Flattenquery().

    Second, can you give a little more detail about "ask the user what to query on?" I don't see why you couldn't do this. Do you want to ask about one field at a time? A subset of the fields? Fields from the child table only? The number of fields used for a query could become an issue - if it's too many, why not consider using a query by form?

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    • #3
      RE: Flattenquery()

      The set is a one to many. The master table ...MAINFILE consist of these fields:F_num, F_name, Location
      The child table...SUBFILE consist of f_num (linking field)
      s_name, c_name, d_name
      The user needs to be able to enter a keyword to search on any of the alpha fields (F_Name or S_Name or C_name or D_name.) I need to be able to show just those records containing the keyword in a browse.

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      • #4
        RE: Flattenquery()

        Rose, the form you use to collect query information could include a button to 'run query'. The button's script could build a filter expression, one field at a time, depending on whether the field is blank or not...

        You wind up with a lengthy script and a complex query filter expression, but it can be done.

        Perhaps an easier alternative would be to create an inverted set. The original child table becomes the parent, and the original parent table becomes child. The link is one to one. You build a form on the new set, and the user simply does a qbf. It's not 'exactly' what you're after, but it might serve???

        -- tom

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