IndexFieldNames in my own component

Hi

I am using D1 with Windows 3.11

I am creating a data aware component, and I need to add the property IndexFieldNames.  I know that the TTable to which it will be attached has this property, but my component needs to have two different indexes.  I have assumed that the TFieldDataLink has a relevant property, but I cannot find any help on it.

How do I add the property to my component so that it behaves the same way as it does in the TTable component?

Any help most appreciated.
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ZifNabCommented:
What about this?

(fDataLink.DataSource.DataSet as ttable).IndexFieldNames

Never tried out, but maybe...

Regards,Zif.

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jdthedjAuthor Commented:
Hi ZifNab - thanks for replying

I tried that first, and it works OK at runtime, but I can't get it to work in Design mode - it tells me that the Dataset is not available.  I think that has something to do with the order in which things are initialised within the Component, but I don't know how to force different bits to initialise before others.

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ZifNabCommented:
Hi jdthedj,
I guess I got it, pffff. found something in the help-file. It's made it in D2, so I don't know if it works under D1. But let me know!!

Put a table, datasource and button on the form, copy then this source. Linke table & datasource, etc...

Code can look some messy, sorry.  
unit unit1;

                      interface

                      uses
                        Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
                        StdCtrls, DB, Grids, DBGrids, DBTables,
                        dbitypes;

                      type
                        TForm1 = class(TForm)
                          Table1: TTable;
                                          DataSource1: TDataSource;
    DBGrid1: TDBGrid;
    Button2: TButton;

    procedure Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
                        private
                          { Private declarations }
                        public
                          { Public declarations }
                        end;

                      var
                        Form1: TForm1;


                      implementation

                      {$R *.DFM}

                      uses dbiprocs;

                      procedure TForm1.Button2Click(Sender: TObject);
procedure ShowIndexDescs(ds: TDataSet);
const
  IDXStr = '%sIndex name: %s. Number of fields in key: %d'#13#10;
var
  CurProp: CURProps;
  pIndexDesc, pTmpMem: pIdxDesc;
  i, MemSize: integer;
  ShowString, IDXName: string;
begin
  Check(DbiGetCursorProps(ds.Handle, CurProp));
  MemSize := CurProp.iIndexes * sizeof(IDXDesc);
  pIndexDesc := AllocMem(MemSize);
  try
    pTmpMem := pIndexDesc;
    Check(DbiGetIndexDescs(ds.Handle, pIndexDesc));
    i := 0;
    ShowString := '';

    while (i < curProp.iIndexes) do begin
      with pTmpMem^ do begin
        // primary index does not have a name for PARADOX tables }
        if bPrimary and (StrComp(curProp.szTableType, szParadox) = 0) then
          IDXName := 'Primary'
        else
          IDXName := szName;
        ShowString := Format(IDXStr, [ShowString, IDXName, iFldsInKey])
      end;
      // increment pointer to the next record
      inc(pTmpMem);
      inc(i);
    end;
  finally

    FreeMem(pIndexDesc, MemSize);
    ShowMessage(ShowString);
  end;
end;

                      begin
                       ShowIndexDescs(DBGrid1.DataSource.DataSet);
                      end;

end.

for your component, use fdatalink.datasource.dataset instead of dbgrid.datasource.dataset
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jdthedjAuthor Commented:
Hi Zif - we meet again.  The code didn't work quite as it was written, but it gave me a good start, and I have managed to do what I need to do.  Thanx
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ZifNabCommented:
Great! c.u. Zif.
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