For Newbies The "Basic Database Primer V2)
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 14 01:06:38 CST 2005
--- Bob Hartley <rev at armbase.com> wrote:
> Hi All.
> Version 2 of the basic database primer series is now
> on revonline. It is in
> general categories.
Nice work -- it will help anyone who wanted to do
database-related things but was afraid to start...
> Now I know it is for newbies, however, could some of
> the rev gurus please
> have a look at the "search->List" popup and the way
> is modifies the list.
> Once the list is filtered with this popup it wont
> allow double clicking of
> the listfield entry to go to the corresponding card.
My first thought : save the card ID in the field, but
out of view -- let me explain.
- Set the vGrid of the index field to true.
- Set the tabStops of the index field to the width of
the index field.
=> now anything after a 'tab' char won't show in your
index field, so there we can store our data !
- Change the index field script so that the
mouseDoubleUp handler is something like :
put the hilitedLine of me into tLine
set the itemDelimiter to tab
put item 2 of line tLine of me into tCardID
go card ID tCardID of stack "Foobar"
- Change the index building script to something like :
put the number of cards of stack "Foobar" \
go first card of stack "Foobar"
repeat with i = 1 to tNumber
put field "Title" & tab & the ID of this card & \
return after tIndexText
## we have the data, so go back to our index stack
go card "Index" of stack "Index"
put char 1 to -2 of tIndexText into field "Index"
=> So we rebuild the index, keeping track of the card
ID where the actual data can be found ; when the user
double-clicks a line in the index field, the field can
quickly extract the ID-number and the user never needs
to know as it's invisible.
- Now when you filter the data, use something like :
put "*" & field "filter" & "*" & tab & "*" \
filter field "Index" with tCombinedFilter
=> when the lines are filtered, it saves those lines
that contain the data before the tab ; pretty nifty,
isn't it ?
> If I get this sorted I can get on with the rest of
> the demo app.
Hope to have nudged you in the right direction,
Quartam - Tools for Revolution
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