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    Guest replied
    RE: embedded browse index

    Hi Tom,

    That's a good approach. Maybe I was trying to make it too simple for
    the user since the 2 users are far from being computer literate.
    The form is based on a single table from 1 of 3 different buttons,
    each button having a different index depending on whether they want to
    find a contact by first name, last name or business. However, in lieu
    of having an intermediate form that sets the index, I have already made
    3 different embedded browses where the indexes match.

    Thank you for your response,

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  • Thomas Henkel
    Guest replied
    RE: embedded browse index

    We don't really like the users selecting their own indexes, either, but we di give them a choice button. We restrict the "find" feature, then allow them to choose one of three methods for searching, then we set the index and ask for a key. It seems cumbersome for us, but is easier for them. enclosed is our little search method.

    Hope it Helps.


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  • whanigsberg
    RE: embedded browse index

    Dear 7,

    You do not mention whether the form in which the browse is embedded is based on a set or a single table. The issue here is that if the browse and form are based on the same single table they will have the same filter and order properties.

    However, should the browse be based on a child table of a set, it could have a separate order and filter from the form which likely would be based on the parent table.

    As for the 3 different arrival routes, you don't need multiple browses since the button code can dynamically set the filter and order properties of the called layout.

    On how to do this I recommend the chapter of Dr. Wayne's Xbasic book on manipulating form properties. It is exactly on point.


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    Guest replied
    RE: embedded browse index

    Hi William,

    Since I bring up the form containing the embedded browse from 3
    different forms, by 3 different buttons (each having their own index
    because I don't want the user changimg indexes)I would need 3 different
    embedded browses, right? Or can the form entry and view form
    automatically change the index on the browse. If so that would really
    satisfy the problem.

    Thanks for replying,
    efs aka?

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  • whanigsberg
    RE: embedded browse index

    You can set filter and order expressions in browse properties.


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    Guest started a topic embedded browse index

    embedded browse index

    Hi Phorum,

    I don't like users selecting their own index and hence 1 part of my app
    is to store data on contacts with an embedded browse on the entry and
    view form. I have different buttons for them to select from the menu
    depending on whether they want to locate the contact by first, last or their business name. Now, I would like the embedded browse to use the same
    index as the form. How can I do this?

    Thank you,
    efs aka ... I ain't goin dare