[Datagrid] How to change an objects owner from a Datagrid to a Card

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Thu Feb 26 16:35:58 EST 2015

On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:36 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:

> My first real play with Datagrids and I have to say I'm very impressed.
> After sorting out the display and getting the first set of data into the DG
> (which all went very smoothly - much better than expected) I went to
> implement a Next and Previous buttons to move through chunks of data. To do
> this I duplicated the Next and Previous btns on a different Card and then
> using the Project Browser dragged the duplicates, one at a time, to the
> Card with the DG. Unfortunately, for reasons I can't explain, the Previous
> btn ended up on the Card, but the Next btn ended up as part of the DG.
> I've now spent quite a lot of time trying to drag the Next btn out of the DG
> and onto the Card but with no success. The 'owner' is a read only property
> and there is no hint on how to scriptually achieve a change of ownership.
> I'm looking at the Menu -> Object -> Ungroup Selected with fear and boding.
> Foolishly I didn't start my DG experiment with 2 fields and an image as per
> the online Lesson, but with 56 fields and some graphics in a rather complex
> split level display. Looking at the Application/Project Browser I see there
> are A LOT of objects associated with my DG that I didn't put there. So
> admitting I have no clue as to the internal workings of the DG the last
> thing I want to do is Ungroup Selected and have it all break.
> Any help very much appreciated.


Have you tried looking at the DG components in the Project Browser? It would allow you to see all of the internal components without ungrouping it. You should also be able to see the errant Next button and drag it out of the DG group.



Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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