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Handling checkbox on the detail and update pages of webassist

Thread began 10/01/2009 4:43 am by neil.batchelor254136 | Last modified 10/06/2009 3:54 pm by Eric Mittman | 1303 views | 3 replies |


Handling checkbox on the detail and update pages of webassist

When you create an insert page you can choose checkbox and the checkbox data input I have chosen is:

1 for checked
0 for unchecked

After insert a record the detail page with display all the checkbox entries as 1s.

1. How can I display these 1s as Yes.
Please explain step by step and as simply as possible because my php knowledge it still growing.

2. On selected update all my checkbox are blank, i.e. no ticks, even through I inserted them.
If a checkbox = 1 on insert how do I get this to display on the update page as a tick when the record is requested.
Again, lease explain step by step and as simply as possible because my php knowledge it still growing.

Many thanks,

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Eric Mittman

I will do my best to explain it here for you.

Checkboxes will contain the value of whatever you specify in the value attribute, but only if the box is checked. So if you have the value of the checkbox be 1 that form element will have a value of 1 if it is checked.

If the '1' is the value from the checkbox you can get it to say yes if update the value of the checkbox to be yes on the insert and update pages.

You can also make this change in the code directly using a ternary expression like this:

<?php echo ($row_YourRS['the column'] == '1')?'Yes':'No' ?>

This is equivalent to saying if the column from the recordset is equal to 1 then write yes, otherwise write no.

I edited this post to add in the part about showing the default value. To do this select the checkbox then in the properties panel click on the dynamic (lightning bolt) button. In here you can specify to have the box checked if a certain value is present.

If this is not enough info to help you get it worked out please post back and include some more details about how far you have gotten in these steps and what the result is. It may also be helpful to post back with the pages in a zip archive so that they can be examined.

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Eric thanks this worked.

Can you take at my latest query please.
I don't understand at all how to retrieve the records unique to a logged in user:


Thanks again Neil
(this is an urgent query please.

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Eric Mittman

The thread you posted looks a little busy so I will try to get you some info here. If the thread has gone too far off topic it may be best to start a new thread and just reference anything that you need to.

The idea is like this, when a user logs in you can store any value from that users record in a session variable with Security Assist. It is common to store the id in a session variable. Assuming that your login is setup like this you can retrieve any info about that user on any page by using the session variable.

With the userID session variable present on any page you would like to get the details for that user you would just create a recordset in Dreamweaver. In this recordset just choose the user's table and all the column. In the filter section you will just specify to filter on the userID column, with a session variable, then enter the name of your session variable that holds the userID. If you need to look it up you can find it in the authenticate user server behavior on the user login page.

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