Copying and pasting a data grid form?

Pete pete at
Fri Dec 2 02:32:43 EST 2011

 Here's one way to do this,there may be others.

Both datagrids will have the dgProps["row template"] property  set to the
same group and card of the Datagrid Templates stack.  Locate that card and
use the message box to make a copy of it in the Datagrid Templates stack.
 Make a note of the Row Template group ID and card id of the new card, then
change the dgProps["Row Template"] property of the second datagrid to refer
to the new group/card.  At that point, you can modify the second datagrid's
template as you wish without affecting the first datagrid.

Hope that helps,


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM, Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) <
keith at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Okay, I am at a loss. I have a stack with several cards... On one card I
> have a custom data grid form with graphics and several text fields... What
> I want to do is copy the data grid and then paste it onto another
> card--which works fine. The problem is, I am unclear about how to create a
> new template for the pasted data grid... When I make minor changes to the
> template, the changes are also applied to the original data grid on the
> previous card...
> How can I create a new template for the pasted data grid so that I can
> make changes to it without affecting the original data grid? I want to find
> a way to do this without having to recreate the second data grid from
> scratch, because there are only minor changes and it would be quite
> time-consuming to say the least...
> I found the following link, but it does not really explain what I am
> looking for:
> Thanks,
> - Boo
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