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Data Assist inserting on two joined tables

Thread began 2/03/2010 2:49 pm by Mustapha307688 | Last modified 2/04/2010 5:14 pm by Jason Byrnes | 796 views | 3 replies |

Mustapha307688

Data Assist inserting on two joined tables

Hi there

One would think that it would be much easier to use Data Assist but in fact its not.
Sometimes all I want to do is to create a single page at time testing my database ect.

However it always ask you to create at least a result page ect. Also I need to create an
Insert page on 2 joined tables but although my recordset reflects the tables and join I find that data Assist does not allow one to create an insert on two tables that are joined.

This is important for data integrity.

Please can someone Assist me with this.

Many thx
M.Ajam

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The DataAssist wizard will only create the insert page for one table. You can modify the insert page to insert into the joined tables after it is created for the main table.

When the insert record server behavior inserts a new record, it will create a session variable containing the ID of the record that was just created. make note of the name of the session variable in the Session Variable -> Store As section. You will also want to clear the Redirect after insert.

You then need to modify the form to add form elements for the information that will be stored in the other two tables. Once the form is complete, Click the plus button on the server behaviors panel and select Web Assist -> DataAssist -> Insert -> Single Record Insert to add a new insert record behavior. For the Foreign key column, click the lightning bolt and select the Session Variable created by the first insert record server behavior. for the other columns, bind them to the appropriate form elements.

repeat the above steps for the Second joined table. since this is the last insert record behavior, set it to redirect to the detail page after inserting.

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Mustapha307688

Object achieved

Hi Jason

I managed to get the insert to work on the two tables as you segessted but I think you should have documentation available so that one do not have to struggle to find ones way around.

I am Always testing and debugging to make certain my ideas work etc. so I do not want to go through a whole wizard just to acheive this. The next would be to create an insert for a many to many relationship with a joining table in between.

Is there something I should l know before I proceed and If you could just outline it for me please .

Also I thought I wanted to create forms that are connected to a database using CSS FORM BUILDER. Is there a certain procedure to folllow.

There are a lot presets but I need flexibility as I am creating all sorts of forms nothing that resembles your templates.

Many thx
M.Ajam

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

DataAssist has a manage relational table behavior for managing a many to many relationship.


see post three in the following thread for details:
showthread.php?p=10544#post10544



you can create your own css form layouts in Form builder. Leave the design selection blank and click the edit button edit the css parameters, you can also use Dreamweaver to create the form instead, then apply your own css layout.

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