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Edit Records from DBGrid

Posted on 2002-07-10
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Im just new in Delphi Programming so I hope somebody could help me with this. How do I link a DBEdit box and combobox to a DBGrid columns(which is connected to a database) so as when I click a record from the dbgrid I can edit or delete that record using the editbox, combobox and command buttons. I also need to add records by clicking an ADD button and the type the the data in the edit boxes and combo boxes. And also, I want to restrict the user to type anything in the DBGrid, I want all editing in the editboxes, how do I do this? Hope somebody could help me. Thanks.
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kretzschmar earned 150 total points
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use the same datasource for the grid and your dbedits,
set the grid readonly (property)

you could use three buttons

edit-method=datasource1.dataset.edit;
new-method=datasource1.dataset.insert; //or append

//following is only available, if edited or new
save-method=datasource1.dataset.post;
maybe-cancel-method=datasource1.dataset.cancel;

you could also use a tdbnavigator for this
(just connect it to the same datasource)

hope this helps

meikl ;-)

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by:sharol
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is this also possible if the list/items of the combo box is coming from another table?
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by:kretzschmar
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yes,

you could use a tdbcombobox or a tdblookupcombobox

by the tdbcombobox you've to fill the entries at appstart

meikl ;-)
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