How to focus selection on grid to a specific record using a passed variable?

Posted on 2011-03-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
On FormShow of JobForm, I have a variable called sJobID (passed from previous grid). When JobForm shows, there is a grid within the form that shows multiple job records (multiple sJobIDs). I want the focus (highlight) to be on the passed variable sJobID.

How to do?
Question by:Bianca
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Expert Comment

by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 35140108
First search for the record in the dataset, then set the selected index

Try this
if Dataset1.Locate(JobID, sJobID, []) then
  DBGrid1.SelectedIndex := Dataset1.RecNo;

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Accepted Solution

Ephraim Wangoya earned 500 total points
ID: 35140134

In fact, come to think of it, you may only need to locate the record then set focus to the grid

if Dataset1.Locate(JobID, sJobID, []) then
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Expert Comment

ID: 35140377
It's better to use the Dataset from the DBGrid:
procedure TForm1.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
  if not DBGrid.DataSource.DataSet.Active then

  DBGrid.DataSource.DataSet.Locate('FieldJobID',sJobID,[]); // FieldJobID if the field in the DB that holds all the JobIDs

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Author Comment

ID: 35140383
Does this look right?
if gvActivities.DataController.Search.Locate(gvActivitiesctjobid, sJobID, []) then

I'm getting error, Incompatible Types 'Integer' and 'TcxDBGridColumn'

Author Comment

ID: 35140457
Actually just got it to work with this code:

    if gvActivities.DataController.Search.Locate(gvActivitiesctjobid.Index, sJobID) then

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35140462
It was not accurate but it pointed me in the right direction.

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