Great Ideas. Always Flowing.

We are not happy until you are happy. Client satisfaction guaranteed. Whatever your needs and requirements, we have the skills and resources for the job!

Quick login...


Or... now make it easy with Facebook Integration
Connect via Facebook



Top Sellers

Frustrated over the lack of customization for your user's registration fields? Dynamically setup your DNN Portal with custom registration fields, layout, questions, and other core integration options......

Ultra Video Gallery is a brother product of Ultra Media Gallery, UVG allows you to upload videos in various format and automatically encode them to flv or H264 format, you also can add videos from internet or record live videos from your webcam.

Build high performance, completely customizable data-entry forms and views driven by your DNN and external databases. New built-in tools make it a snap to quickly create data entry forms, data views, and even database tables. Plus, add your own HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL commands, stored procedures,

The most advanced DotNetNuke shopping cart on the planet. Easy to use e-Commerce, Secure Shopping Cart Software and SEO friendly. B2C / B2B Ecommerce Sites.

One stop solution for events calendar and events registration! FREE DOWNLOAD is available now!

Cascading dropdowns - How to populate db
Last Post 06-18-2012 02:15 AM by robax robax. 4 Replies.
AddThis - Bookmarking and Sharing Button Printer Friendly
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
robax robaxUser is Offline
river guide
river guide
Posts:101
Avatar

--
05-25-2012 03:06 AM

    Hi

    I've just advised a local govt dept to use Dynamic Forms, but now I'm not so sure, because of the apparent difficulty in doing what is wanted.

    The requirement is to build forms with cascading dropdowns.

    I've examined the manual and the website here and found demo 11 is really the only reference for doing this type of form.

    The demo reads data from the database in order to populate the dropdowns.

    The questions are:

    What is the suggested and safe method for creating and populating tables for this purpose? The forms are to be created by admin users who do not have any further access to the database.

    What does the data look like? Is there a sample table somewhere?

    Is ther perhaps a different module that can do this more easily?

    Thanks for any info on this.
    Regards
    Rob

    Chad NashUser is Offline
    Posts:5260
    Avatar

    --
    05-25-2012 09:41 AM
    Hi Rob,

    Is this data already in database table that are within the DotNetNuke database? Or where is the data stored at? Cascading dropdowns are a major feature within Dynamic Forms that are utilized a lot... but it really depends on the queries and where that data exists at.

    The tutorial/demo that you mentioned does cover how to do this pretty well.. I know we just implemented a version of this feature along with an instance that combined with Dynamic Views that turned out to be a pretty slick implementation:
    http://mybiz2biz.com/BizSearch/tabi...earch=True


    Thanks,

    Chad
    robax robaxUser is Offline
    river guide
    river guide
    Posts:101
    Avatar

    --
    05-25-2012 02:53 PM
    Hi Chad,
    Thanks for the reply.

    I'll rephrase it a little...
    No data exists in the database. When someone is creating a form from scratch on a portal, and they want to create a cascading dropdown, how are they meant to proceed to get the data into the db? Note that the user is an admin, but does not have any direct access to the database other than through the DNN UI.

    I was expecting to find a way to enter the dropdown values into additional dropdown list fields in Dynamic Forms, same as when creating a single dropdown, but that doesn't appear to be the case?

    Or perhaps one can create one top-level dropdown with several values, and then create several hidden sub-level dropdowns and then expose these individually based on the value selected in the top-level list. Is that possible?

    Thanks for any further insights on this.
    Rob
    Chad NashUser is Offline
    Posts:5260
    Avatar

    --
    05-26-2012 10:35 AM
    Hi Rob,

    I see what you mean now... In this case you would need to either allow the user access to enter these entries under Host, Lists (such as the cascading data lists are there for countries / regions)... Or you would need to build your own flat tables (database tables) and interface within Dynamic Forms / Dynamic Views to allow users to enter items into those tables... One area for the starting table and another to let the admin always select the "Parent" entry. You would then reference that data with SQL queries.

    For creating and storing the data in flat tables... You might also want to reference demo 14, and demo 21

    Thanks!


    Chad
    robax robaxUser is Offline
    river guide
    river guide
    Posts:101
    Avatar

    --
    06-18-2012 02:15 AM
    Ok thanks for the info Chad, I'll check out the demos and see how I go.

    If you are looking for enhancements for the module, some sort of interface for creating cascades would be handy.
    Regards
    Rob
    You are not authorized to post a reply.


     
     

    Join our mailing list...

    Get current news and events the easy way
     
     
       
    Subscribe Me

    Recent Blogs...

     
    Copyright 2005 - 2011 by Data Springs, Inc.
     
  • film izle
  • 720 izle
  • film
  • sinema izle
  • film makinesi
  • T�rk�e dublaj film
  • film izle
  • film izle
  • baglan film izle
  • sinema izle
  • 1080 film izle
  • film mercegi