Insert new record by using DBNavigator

Posted on 2004-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
I have 6 fields (title,quit,answ,wrong1,wrong2 and wrong3 )>>
I do not like to write value of "title" every inserting so I want to fixed the text of editbox
so when I insert new recorde all editboxs will be clear exept the editbox of "title"?
Question by:sal1150
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ID: 10921456
Usualy TDBNavigator works together with TDBGrid and / or TDBEdits. If your data will be entered into TEdits, you don't need a TDBNavigator to post a new record, but you can use a button....
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ID: 10921535
what kind of database do you use ?
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ID: 10921569
in your code,

create a Global variable


 MYText: String;

Set the tables Fields Default value = to your title

MyTableField.AsString:= MyText;


select the DBNavigator

Go to its buttons property, and select the insert button

then go to its onCLick event

procedure TfrmTeams.wwDBNavigator1InsertClick(Sender: TObject);
 DBEdit1.Text:=  MyText;

Now anytime, MyText valeu changes and you do a insert from the TDBNavigator, you rDBEdit will be updated with the new default value

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Expert Comment

ID: 10921635
I understand that Your database is in early stage so I advise You:
Divide Your data into 2 tables

Table Titles with fields Tit_Id, Tit_Title
Table Answers with fields Ans_Id, Ans_TitleId, Ans_quit,Ans_answer, ...

Let Tit_Id and Ans_Id be autoincrement fields and Key fields.
Field Ans_TitleId should be equal to Tit_Id Field for corresponding title

Maybe it's a little bit more difficult in implementation but has some important advantages.
First of all in case of erroneous Title You need to correct only one record.
Besides Your databese will be more compact.

Author Comment

ID: 10921756
can u explane more...I do not find "buttons property"
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Expert Comment

ID: 10921826
Click on the DBNavigator so that it is selected, then there is a buttons property in the object inspector which gives you access to the buttons of the DBNavigator. Click the ellipse to get to each individula button, click on the insert


Author Comment

ID: 10922414
sorry i did not find  "buttons property"
did u mean "visiblebuttons"?
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Accepted Solution

shaneholmes earned 250 total points
ID: 10922466
Duh, my bag - what a freak I am, I was giving you the instructions for a InfoPower component which i use alot

Sorry -

Do the following:

In YOUR TDBNavigators OnCLick event, add the following:

if Button = nbInsert then
              DBEdit1.Text:=  MyText;


case button of
 nbInsert: begin
                DBEdit1.Text:=  MyText;
 etc, etc, etc,


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