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Master list/Detail lists

Thread began 11/03/2014 11:14 am by tony | Last modified 11/03/2014 5:09 pm by Jason Byrnes | 352 views | 1 replies |


Master list/Detail lists

Hi all,
I'm (still) using ADDT and I would like to know if DA can replace it.
Today I create Master list/detail lists and details forms in a matter of minutes.
Is there a way to get the same results in less time (or similar) with DA?
Here a sample application I would like to create with DA:

I have two tables:
1- galleries
2- pictures

The galleries list would list all galleries details (!).
Here a sample:
id - name - description
1 - gallery 1 - description 1 (EDIT1) (DELETE1) (PICTURES1)
2 - gallery 2 - description 2 (EDIT2) (DELETE2) (PICTURES2)
3 - gallery 3 - description 3 (EDIT3) (DELETE3) (PICTURES3)

Clicking the (PICTURES1) button would open a new detail list:

id - file - description
1 - file1.jpg - descriptionaaaa (EDIT) (DELETE)
2 - file2.jpg - descriptionerwterw (EDIT) (DELETE)
3 - file4.jpg - description gfdgg (EDIT) (DELETE)
4 - file6.jpg - descriptionsd56t (EDIT) (DELETE)

Now clicking (EDIT) or (DELETE) would manage the single record in PICTURES table.

In ADDT I would:
1- click to create a dynamic list (galleries)
2- click to convert to master list (simply adds a URL parameter to the PICTURES BUTTON)
3- click to create another dynamic list (PICTURES)
4- click to convert the PICTURES list to DETAIL LIST

Can this be done with DA?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, this can be done using Data Assist, the workflow will be different.

Use the Data Assist wizard to create pages for managing the galleries table.

The results page will have a link to the gallery details page.

On the gallery details page, you can create a link to the gallery images update page, in that link pass the gallery ID as a url variable

you will need to create the gallery images update page.

Create a recordset that uses the gallery ID URL variable to look up the images that relate to the gallery

create an upload form to upload a new image, and use the image upload behavior.

in the form include a hidden element that captures the gallery ID URL variable.

add an insert record behavior to save the uploaded record file name and gallery ID.

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