Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

How do i get the portal to display data from a drop down box that pulls data from a different table?

Posted on 2008-06-17
10
317 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a layout where there is a portal.
That portal has a drop down value list that pulls data from a table 'B'.
The table I am working on is table 'C'.
The value list is inside the portal, the portal only has one line item.
What I am trying to do is that when a user selects an item from the value list, the other fields in the portal fill up with the corresponding data that is related to the selected item in the value list.
The value list will have the name of the hospitals that are created dynamically from table 'B', which will also have the address and phone number and fax number.
When a user selects a hospital I need the rest of the fields to get populated with the other data that is related to it.
I have tried it but it does not work.  I am hoping maybe I am doing something wrong.
Also, table 'B' has a relation with table 'A'.
None of the fields that refer to "whatever changes you make to other table via this relationship will make changes to this table", I am not sure of the wording  since I am writing from home.
What exactly am I suppose to do to make this portal work?
0
Comment
Question by:j_rameses
  • 5
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 21805021
the problem is not the portal but in table B
the field you wanna get altered is in table B, right?
so define this field as auto-enter in table B. the relatiosnhip you get the data from must be using the field you change with the dropdown value. more if you supply the files...
0
 

Author Comment

by:j_rameses
ID: 21806681
i want to be able to select a value from the value list(the values comes from table 'b') and display the rest of the fields related to that value inside the portal.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 21808431
but you said the value list was inside the portal... so is it in or outside?
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 

Author Comment

by:j_rameses
ID: 21813992
it is inside the portal
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:jvaldes
ID: 21831703
Can you provide the application so I can see the relationships and the value table reference?
 
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 21832179
ok, so all you need are auto-entered fields in table B.
yes seeing the file, even empty, would help.
0
 

Author Comment

by:j_rameses
ID: 21836035
our database got corrupt and we can not open it.
we get an error message.
i think we are going to have to start from scratch again.
thank goodness we did not have data, yet.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 21836520
backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup? backup?
where is the backup??
as soon as soon you start a project, do the backup procedure first, always.
0
 

Author Comment

by:j_rameses
ID: 21849508
i decided i will not use a portal since it will be pulling only one set of data.
thank you all for your time.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
j_rameses earned 0 total points
ID: 21849514
Administration, please cancel this post.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Installing Local Filmaker Database On Ipad - FMGO 1 217
New to FMP 6 138
Convert Large XML files to CSV 5 1,681
Filemaker pro 10 field content not appearing 7 60
Problem: You have a hosted FileMaker database and users are tired of having to use Open Remote or Open Recent to access the database. They say, "can't you just give us something to double-click on rather than have to go through those dialogs?" An…
Having just upgraded from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12 over the weekend, we thought we would add some tips for others making the same move.  In general, our installation went without incident. Please note that this is not a replacement for Chapter 5…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question