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VFP, Append Grid data to a table

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Working with VFP 9.0 SP2.  

I am working with a web store where I am downloading store orders.  I have a one-to-many relation. One order/customer info. to many items purchased.  I have a filtered the remote view  into a cursor of the items purchased, and have a grid populated from the cursor.   What is the best way to save the grid data, or cursor into a VFP table?   I'm not sure because it is the multiple records.

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Question by:jws2bay
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jrbbldr earned 2000 total points
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Assuming you have a Grid Cursor (perhaps aliased as GridCursor)
And assuming that you want the data to go into MyTable which has the exact same field structure
And assuming that there is at least one field (DesirdFld) which can be used to differentiate empty records from non-empty records.....
IF !USED('MyTable')   USE MyTable IN 0ENDIFSELECT MyTableAPPEND FROM DBF('GridCursor') FOR !EMPTY(DesirdFld)
NOTE - If the GridCursor and MyTable have different structures and/or need to be handled in some different manner (for example: say you want the Grid data into 2 separate VFP tables), then you will need to use another approach.   But you haven't told us enough to determine if that is necessary.

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by:Olaf Doschke
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If you'd use the remote instead of copying to a secondary cursor to display the items, then you TABLEUPATE(.T.) to update all rows of the view at once. You need an updatable view of course.

Instead of filtering all items of all orders of all customers perhaps, you parameterise the remote view to only retrieve the items of a single order in the first place.

Bye, Olaf.
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by:Olaf Doschke
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Besides that, if you really want a local copy of order data and not update the web backend, you can use append to a local table, true. You could also COPY TO a new dbf to create a local table with exact same structure in the first place.

Select alias
COPY TO mytable.dbf DATABASE somedbc

You'd only need to do this once, if some.dbf doesn't exist already, and afterwards would use the code of jrbbldr. Both COPY TO and APPEND do respect the filter setting on the grid cursor, you only ned the FOR clause to apply further filtering.

Bye, Olaf.
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