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Your tutorial Dynamic Dropdowns with Data Bridge 2.0 is not working with my project. The reason seems to be the database structure.

Thread began 3/01/2019 6:36 am by Jonas | Last modified 3/12/2019 7:15 pm by Ray Borduin | 49 views | 5 replies |


The tutorial Dynamic Dropdowns with Data Bridge 2.0 is not working with my project. The reason seems to be the database structure.

I have tried to start from your tutorial Dynamic Dropdowns with Data Bridge 2.0 to create a corresponding dynamic dropdown for my project.

But its not working. The reason seems to be the structure that the tables in the tutorials have.

It does not feel realistic given the normalization of databases to have two tables with the same content in. As in your case where the cities name is in text in both tables.

The more logical here is, I guess - is that the field 'teamTown' in the table 'teams' instead contains a number that refers to the corresponding field 'townName' in the table 'towns'. That's how my database is built.

See the attached picture of how my structure looks.

How do I create a dynamic dropdown in this case?

I guess I need to change the code from step 2: Define child page recordset, in the tutorial in someway, but I don't know how?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It doesn't change anything whether you use a text or ID column. You just specify the ID column instead of the text column as the value of the parent dropdown and use it when specifying the relationships. There really is no difference, but I agree your structure is the more accepted technique.

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Okey, thanks Ray, now this works!

Now to my next question.

One of my webpage is made up of three design elements: menu, article and aside.

The menu part consists mainly of a menu that shows different cateogories.

In the article section, I want to show bootstrap cards that belong to the selected category from the menu above.

The aside section should display the contents of the card the user chooses.

The user experience should be in three steps. First you choose category. Then you choose a card. And lastly, the contents of the selected card are displayed.

I think I can use Dynamic Dropdown menu DataBridge 2.0 for this. But I do not know how - because this differs too much from the tutorial. Can you tell me how this should be done. Thanks in advance!

The more help I can get the better. But I understand if this is too much requested. If only I had understood how to think - it would have made it easier in any case.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It is too complex for me to walk you through in the forum. You should be able to use the same concepts as you find in the Dynamic Dropdowns tutorial though. The dynamic section doesn't have to be a dropdown... it can be images or a form or whatever you need for your application.

It might make sense to use a premier support ticket to help with this due to the complexity.

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Okay, I understand. But can you at least give me a tip on how I can create so-called cards instead of a list menu? Unfortunately, the tutorial is far too general and unfortunately it does not help me. Which I hope you had wanted when you created this. Thanks in advance!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Add cards to the plugin instead of a list. The content of the loaded plugin can be anything.

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