Limiting fields in Related records window

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Limiting fields in Related records window

Postby robb » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:54 am

I am bringing the Related records window up using the lookup command on a button. It works fine although i would like to limit what fields actually appear in it as some records have 10-15 fields in and the one i am looking for is somewhere near the end. Is it possible?
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Re: Limiting fields in Related records window

Postby Pete Stobbs » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:34 pm

Robb,

Maybe take a different approach?

Check this paper out by Lawrence Fox:

Dynamic Lookup Forms and Form Navigation in
DataEase for Windows


http://computerwizardonline.com/articles/Dynamic%20Lookups,%20Part1.pdf

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Re: Limiting fields in Related records window

Postby robb » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:44 pm

I have had a look at this and it may be the way to go.
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Re: Limiting fields in Related records window

Postby robb » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:55 pm

That is definitely the way to go works fine.
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Re: Limiting fields in Related records window

Postby Graham Smith » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:54 pm

FWIW, I originally introduced that technique at the DataEase conference in London back in 199mumble as part of the debut of DataEase Express - the precursor to DFW.

I used it extensively in DFW applications and still use it some in Ffenics, altho the Ffenics multibox has pretty well made it obsolete.

The first couple times you use it can be frustrating, trying to get the layout to work for you the way you want it. But after a couple trys, it becomes quite manageable.
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