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    I have a form which has several child tables linked. NetMake reffers to this as "master/detail" which really isn't appropriate term. Most of the developers I know use the term PARENT-CHILD which seems to be much more appropriate. DETAIL term should be reserved to what I mention below.


    Question:
    SC has nice feature to generate record detail form, although is is very incomplete and has no features (at least that I know of). I would like to be able to click the magnifying glass icon (on the grid and open the record details) along with the linked table in form of the grid (i.e at the bottom). All in READ ONLY mode. I wonder if anybody has done something like that.

    Side Question:
    Do we have any control on how the detailed form looks like? I do not see anything that would allow anything except Enabling/Disabling it


    Arthur
    Last edited by Giu; 04-27-2016, 05:46 AM. Reason: Moderated: Don't use capitals https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiquette_in_technology#Netiquette
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    Arthur Klisiewicz
    dATA POINT SOFTWARE
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    Originally posted by aka View Post
    I have a form which has several child tables linked. NetMake reffers to this as "master/detail" which really isn't appropriate term. Most of the developers I know use the term PARENT-CHILD which seems to be much more appropriate. DETAIL term should be reserved to what I mention below.


    https://www.patternfly.org/wikis/master-detail/

    Question:
    SC has nice feature to generate record detail form, although is is very incomplete and has no features (at least that I know of). I would like to be able to click the magnifying glass icon (on the grid and open the record details) along with the linked table in form of the grid (i.e at the bottom). All in READ ONLY mode. I wonder if anybody has done something like that.

    Side Question:
    DO WE HAVE ANY CONTROL ON HOW THE DETAILED FORM LOOKS LIKE ? I do not see anything that would allow anything except Enabling/Disabling it


    Arthur
    Detail mode of grid is good for prototyping when there are'nt too much fields, but is not very usable for more complex forms. In this situation, just link a form, position fields as you wish, and set all fields to read only/labels.
    /Giuseppe

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    • #3
      Thanks Giu - but this is not exactly what I have asked although it is close. The first and main question is what can we change in the Detail View for the record (that opens from the grid by clicking maginying glass icon). It seems there is no control so this feature (unless there is something super plain and simple) is useless for anything a bit more advanced, but perhaps I'm wrong and there is something I do not know yet. I could create a standard form with Parent/Child records , then make all fields READ ONLY and that would be it. The little problem with this is that it takes extra time, it also looks different making an impression for the user that this is regular edit form. Of course this could be managed with colors etc, but I would like to see a feature to convert standard EditForm into ReadOnly form. This would simplify a lot and save lots of time. I was also thinking about calling the form with parameter to disable all fields for edition but for some reason this macro is not working for me at all.

      Arthur

      PS>
      I will take a closer look at the link you posted in a next few days. Do you use any of these ?
      Last edited by aka; 04-27-2016, 05:35 PM.
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      Arthur Klisiewicz
      dATA POINT SOFTWARE
      www.datapointsoftware.com

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      • #4
        Detail mode of grids cant be customized. Don't makes sense for me to reposition the fields, never had this need, but obiviously is just my opinion, could be a good suggestion for next versions.
        /Giuseppe

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