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Getting, accessing dynamic textfield values

Posted on 2004-07-30
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I am working in PHP.I have tree view which is made with database. The database for this tree has a PARENT CHILD relation based in id. I have to give the user an option of adding new nodes at different tree levels. For that i am using textfields in the tree where ever the insertion of new node is possible. The question is that how can i come to know that which text field has which parent so that i can save its value, which will ba string, against its parent id....

ne suggestion, comment....

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by:Marcus Bointon
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Well, either you or the user needs to specify where this new item will be attached - you can't just figure it out by magic. Perhaps a pop-up that lists all nodes so that they can select what it is attached to?
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Richard Quadling earned 125 total points
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My choice would be that if they want to modify the tree, each element on the tree has a button (or a series of buttons).

[+] Add Node
[-] Remove Node (only if end of tree)
[--] Remove Node and all sub nodes
[Up] Move the node above the previous node at the same level
[Down] Move the node below the next node at the same level
[Left] Move the node up 1 level.
[Right] Move the node down 1 level as a child of the node above.
[Edit] Alter this nodes properties.

That sort of thing.

Now, admittedly, this may look a little messy.

But each button's url would be something like ...

/amendtree.php?id=ThisNodesID&parentid=ThisNodesParentID


So, as part of the rendering you can create the urls for the images on the fly as you render the node iteself.

Are you using a proper tree class? One which says find this node or find path to this node,etc.

If so, I'd like to see it. I have a tree class which allows out of sequence addition. This means I can read data which is in the format of

nodeid, parentid, data

and then add it to the tree.

The tree sorts out the heirarchy at render time.

I don't have to add the data into the tree top down.

It also means that I only need to make 1 call to the database to retrieve all the nodes.

Richard.
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by:Richard Quadling
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I'd very much like to see this working? Especially if you create a generic class or need any further help.

My ICQ : 1711757

Regards and thanks.
Richard.
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