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This demo allows you to enter complaint records for products you are supporting. You can perform a search in the both the EDIT/NEW record forms for the product the customer is complaining about.

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E New Srch
(E) (e)id (e)custname (e)telephone (e)address1 (e)address2  
1
72418
Jerome35886139710YbxdcmEMHPvEXEQttVDKCfzmqbNYdYJgAE
[Del]
2
72404
Gordon40994830980PdStfDNljYhdudMhNkuqrWMcaGXnG
[Del]
3
72417
Scotty50373687088RvayEBtknDPTKWfZEqCbJPoR
[Del]
4
72401
Russel55748636890jQPRcxGnLDJPOsBLCFYuQywpqPZvvEOLx
[Del]
5
72412
Ralph59666819120rhOsEOxhmNFZcKkTCARsWnVibCwH
[Del]
6
72409
Earnest61897289927NIGCgfbITrMjngkbCJKSBUxQwDpzt
[Del]
7
72426
Donovan91967843105MZotqgbCDnVIxJoyWihzqIPXjR
[Del]
8
72402
Chuck92778848882iqAkcPUNHEQUtLSWEGeoHWCllclBSYNTC
[Del]
9
72413
Rodger97282191338HTzjOUWuRrrxIPpszKxzeOiCYO
[Del]
10
72414
Dro4er99055582810WgzaqqXPRoBYXrGWBxnfXfI
[Del]
(E) Edit Record     
(e)id 72418 
(e)Product*
(e)custname
(e)telephone
(e)address1
(e)address2
(e)Complaint
 
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E New Srch

Notes

This feature is available since 3.1.

This demo show to create complaint records, retrieving the product id using a search form built into the NEW/EDIT record form. This is particularly useful when we have a 100,000 product table and we don't want to pull every product record in a normal lookup, but allow the user to enter the first few characters of the product name, then we perform a search.

The two key properties are:

$lens->lookupLens = 
	'PRODUCTID^#select productid,productname from products where productid={productid} ';

The lookupLens is used to perform the mapping between product and productid. We use a hot-update, instead of a regular lookup because we only want to retrieve the required records based on some search criteria, and not pull down 100,000 product records. Hot-updates begin with a #, and matched with the complaint record's {productid}.

$lens->searchInEditNew =
	"PRODUCTID^select concat('Product: ',productname),productname,productid 
		from products where productname like '{#}%'^>1";

There are two modes for searchInEditNew. The simpler first one is discussed in ex919. This example is when the search field is also a lookup, so we need to define a hot update lookupLens. This is because we don't want to display the productid in the search field, but the product name.

Now the searchInEditNew uses a SELECT SQL that retrieves 3 fields, the first being the text to display in the popup, the 2nd is the text to display after the popup item is selected, and the 3rd is what we actually store into the database record. The {#} is substituted with what the user entered in the input field.

And the ^>1 at the end of the searchInEditNew means the user must enter at least 1 character to perform a search. Also note that for this type of searchInEditNew, the field must be a mustFill field.

Lastly, this example has the details being displayed below the grid, using $lens->showRecNo = 5;

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