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Radio button problems and code errors

Thread began 11/22/2010 4:51 pm by mrs | Last modified 3/17/2011 9:52 am by mrs | 1837 views | 11 replies

Russell CollinsBeta Tester

Hi mrs,

As Jason indicated, radio buttons are more like a number selector function.
1 would = yes
0 would = no
So if a buttons checked value was 1 it would mean yes
And if the second buttons checked value was 0 would mean no.

You can of course have as many buttons as you like to express other meaning such as colour
button1 checked value 1 = red
button2 checked value 2 = blue
button3 checked value 3 = yellow and so on.

This is why when you run the wizard you get only 2 radio buttons.
The wizard stitches the "functionality" of the buttons between the pages,
but it is up to you to add what sort of checked values you want and, how many.

So in the example above

step 1 would be to ensure your database set up correctly for this type of use.

Lets look at the most basic db.
Table name = yes_no
field1 IDyesno, INT(11), auto inc, pk
field2 decision, tinyint(1) - this data will be either 1 or 0 ( equating to yes or no)
field3 description, VARCHAR(64) - a persons name for example if your doing a survey

Step 2
on the search page
Select the button you labeled yes and put 1 as the checked value (by default it adds the word radio)

Step 3
on the search page
Select the button you labeled no and put 0 as the checked value (again it will have the word radio in it)

Your search functions will now work with field 2 of the database

Step 4
on the insert page
Repeat the same as in step 2 & 3

Step 5
on the update page
Select the yes button
remove the code that was placed in the "checked value" in the properties tab and replace it with the number 1

Step 6
Select the "bind to dynamic source" button on the properties tab and set the value to the field2 "decision" in the recordset from the above db

step 7
on the update page
select the no button
remove the code that was placed in the "checked value" in the properties tab and replace it with the number 0

Step 8
on the update page
Select the "bind to dynamic source" button on the properties tab and set the value to the field2 "decision" in the recordset from the above db

This will give you all the functionality of insert, update, search etc on the subject of yes/no
One point to take into consideration is that on the search results it will show 1 or 0 in the dynamic text of field2 column, the same will also apply to the details page.
If you wanted to have the name yes or no you could do an inner join from a 2 row db.
for example
table name = decision
field1 ID INT(11)
field2 Decision VARCHAR(10)
0===No
1===Yes

You could however just use a static menu to get the same results into a db as text.

Regards

Russ

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