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Nested repeat regions, use value from parent repeat region to filter nested

Thread began 12/24/2018 2:15 pm by p.kelembeck232519 | Last modified 12/31/2018 1:12 pm by Ray Borduin | 48 views | 6 replies |

p.kelembeck232519

Nested repeat regions, use value from parent repeat region to filter nested

I have managed to nest a repeat region within a parent repeat region but I am struggling to get a parent column value to the nested region so I can filter.

I have tried to generate a variable using 'Add Variable' but on creating a variable with this I get the error message '$client_id is an invalid variable name; it does not appear in the SQL'. If this isn't the correct way to generate a variable to share between parent region and nested region please let me know.

If it is the correct way what am I doing wrong? Thank for your help (I have attached present code)

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You didn't attach any files.

The parameter name shouldn't have any special characters in the SQL statement.

Try using "clientid" as the parameter.

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p.kelembeck232519

Nested repeat regions, variable......., solved but now I'm getting duplicate values in nested results.

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  You didn't attach any files.

The parameter name shouldn't have any special characters in the SQL statement.

Try using "clientid" as the parameter.  


Hi Ray, thanks very much for getting back to me in the holiday period. I did attempt your suggestion but got the same error. I solved the issue though by creating a variable manually e.g.

<?php
$clientid = ($RsTest->getColumnVal("id"));
settype($clientid, "integer");
?>

Then I placed variable $clientid in the query of the record set for the nested repeat region.

The problem I have now is that I am getting duplicate results in the nested repeat region. I am not the greatest coder in the world but I presume it's because I am using two different record sets and two different repeaters. And the nested repeat region is forced to loop again per parent record.

So my question now is, is there a simple command I can place here to spot and cancel/kill duplicates?

or

Should I use a join tables in one record set to unify the tables in one query? I have read that this solves the duplicate problem in the forums?

Please let me know what you think.

Many thanks.

I have attached updated code if you need to view.

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test.php
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Here is an updated version of your page built with the extensions without hand coding to show you what I was referring to.

What duplicated results are you getting? The fmid shouldn't be duplicated, is it? I'm not sure why it wasn't working properly. It appeared to me that it should have been working as you had it, but look at the page I have attached and provide more detail about what is being repeated that shouldn't be. Maybe include a URL where I can see the problem so I can understand it better.

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p.kelembeck232519

Nested repeat regions, variable......., solved but now I'm getting duplicate values in nested results.

Thanks Ray, I see what you mean. I should've created the variable in the query before attempting to use add variable.

Here is the duplication error example:

https://www.appsevo.com/Filemaker-Email-Campaigns/test.php

The duplicates are happening on the nested repeat region (under the heading 'Colours'). I still don't know why.

This is the same file you sent back.

Please let me know what you think. Thanks

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You could probably just update your SQL statement from:

$nested->setQuery("SELECT * FROM test_repeat, fm_emails_est_tsk_client WHERE test_repeat.fmid = ?");

to:

$nested->setQuery("SELECT * FROM test_repeat WHERE test_repeat.fmid = ?");

You should already have the values from the fm_emails_est_tsk_client table in the other recordset, so it doesn't need to be added to this one.

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p.kelembeck232519

Nested repeat regions, variable......., solved but now I'm getting duplicate values in nested results.

Great!!! Thanks Ray.

That worked perfectly.

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