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Checkbox update record

vonfranzken asked
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Is it possible to have a master page with a checkbox, that can update a record if selected?
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

Hi vonfranzken,

Yes, it is possible.

Could you post a little more detail about what you are trying to do and which server model you're doing it with?


Sure in fact here is a copy of the error I get when I try to it says.

Error Type:
ADODB.Field (0x800A0BCD)
Either BOF or EOF is True, or the current record has been deleted. Requested operation requires a current record.
/musicforall/newsroom/news_master.asp, line 267

Line 267 is this:
<input type="hidden" name="MM_recordId" value="<%= Recordset1.Fields.Item("id").Value %>">

This is put in when I apply the update record to the checkbox via the master list.


Im sorry asp
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

It sounds like the Primary key value is not set in the form.  DW's update behavior requires the unique ID number of the record to be updated to be present in the form.  How are you setting that?


Well Im not Im just listing from lets say recordset1 a master list of records which resides in form1 with an added checkbox
I then applied an update behavior to the checkbox, and used the same recordset which lists them.
I then have a javascript submit form behavior applied to the checbox to submit the update in the event it is checked or un-checked.

I think its having a hard time distinguishing which record to update via the master list.

Don't talk to me.

Right.  You are misusing the update record behavior.  The built-in behavior requires one primary key per form in order to work correctly.

If you output a bunch of records in a repeat region and stick that region inside of a form, you can't use the update record behavior.

What you can do is put the form tags INSIDE the repeat region (in a table cell, say) and your method should work.  It may require you to do a little hand coding, though.

The other way to do this with only one form is to have all values submit as an array and then hand code the update behavior so that it steps through the array and runs the sql update for each record in the array.

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