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How to show values in second column which based on first column in the view?

Posted on 2003-11-13
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Hi all,

Need help urgently to resolve this problem.
I have a form (called "frmAdvInfo"), which has 10 fields (called "SkillCseNm1", "SkillCseNm2", etc) for users to key in "Skill-based" Course Name, and another 10 fields(called "KnwCseNm1", "KnwCseNm2", etc) for users to key in "Knowledge-based" Course Name.

So in a view, I need to show the Category of the Course Name (whether it's "Skill-based" or "Knowledge-based") in the 1st column. In the 2nd column of the view I need to show the Course Name, ie. if the Course category is "Skill-based", I need to show the values of "SkillCseNm1", "SkillCseNm2" etc fields. If it's "Knowledge-based" course, then I need to show the values of "KnwCseNm1", "KnwCseNm2" etc fields.

I have managed to show the first column values (ie, the category of the courses - Skill-based or Knowledge-based).
Here is my formula of 1st column:
tmpSkill := @If(@Trim(SkillCseNm1)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm2)!="" |@Trim(SkillCseNm3)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm4)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm5)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm6)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm7)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm8)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm9)!="" | @Trim(SkillCseNm10)!=""; "Skill-based"; "");
tmpKnw := @If(@Trim(KnwCseNm1)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm2)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm3)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm4)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm5)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm6)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm7)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm8)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm9)!="" | @Trim(KnwCseNm10)!=""; "Knowledge-based"; "");
@Trim(tmpSkill:tmpKnw)

Does anyone know how to resolve this?
Thanks very much in advance.

kspuea
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qwaletee earned 70 total points
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Can a document have both skill and knowledge based, or should it only have one type.
if it can only have one type, this is how I would do it.

have a radio button on the top of the form, where user chooses skill or knowledge.  Now, you only need ten fields CseNm1...CseNm10,  The first view column will just be the radio button field.

If you need to allow both, then what you should do is have a single column that categorizes on two parts. Here's your formula:

SkillNames := @Trim(SkillCseNm1 : ... : SkillCseNm10);
KnowNames := @Trim(KnwCseNm1 : ... : KnwCseNm10);
Skills := @If(SkillNames = ""; ""; "Skill-based\\" + SkillNames);
Knows := @If(KnowNames = ""; ""; "Knowledge-based\\" + KnowNames);
@Trim(Skills : Knows);


This column should be categorized.  Even though it is a single column, it will be treated as two categorized columns, separated by the \\
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Yes, the document can have both types of courses.
Bingo, qwaletee! Your method is working wonderful!!!  :-)

Thanks very much!
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