Get (ID) field from Listview Clicked Item

Posted on 2013-06-02
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Last Modified: 2016-10-03
Im useing Delphi XE4. Im using an sqLite database(IOS APP).

I have a listView (lvCustomers) i use a sqlDatsaSet to display all the records from the Customers table. I just drag and drop from the Data Explorer, and use Live Bindings to link to the listview(lvCustomers) from the sqlDatsSet.

I want to click on the customers name in the listview(lvCustomers) and get the ID field from the customers table .

I will use this ID to join to the invoice table in the next listvew to display all invoices that belong to the customer ID that i click on (lvCustomer)

How can I get the field Id (Customers.ID) from the item that is clicked on in the listview(lvCustomers)?

It seems TListViewItem has a Tag property. Is it possible to use this with the live binder or without the live binder to grab the ID field ?
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by:Sinisa Vuk
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Tag can be used but if you load dataset on your own.
Try to get id field with plain old:
Positioning on LV will make scroll in dataset thought. Try to join table on dataset level.

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rotem156 earned 200 total points
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You're welcome.

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House_of_Dexter earned 1600 total points
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I don't have XE4...so I can't help you there...I wouldn't get caught up on the new properties...

You want to figure out how they handle SubItems...You use the SubItem to attach your ID value to it and then grab it on the click event...If you can't figure that out...Then create a StringList that coincides with your ListViewItems...and match Names from each list...and then take the ID value from the StringList...

ie. FList[0] = lvCustomers.Items.Items[0].Detail

As you add the Items to your ListView...add the same values to your FList...like
//coded without a compiler...so I make no guarantees ;)

procedure TForm1.AddRecords(aDataSet: TDataset);
  a_Index: integer;
//check to make sure the Dataset values line up with the TListViewItems..
//this is not a method I like...but if you can't figure out how to add a SubItem...It might be your only way
  while not  aDataSet.Eof do
    AddRecord(aDataSet.FieldByName('Name').AsString,    (aDataSet.FieldByName('Name').AsInteger);

procedure TForm1.AddRecord(aName: string; aId: integer);
  FList.AddObject(aName, pointer(aID));//use this method if you can't figure out how to add subitems...  

function TForm1.GetID(aName: string): integer;
  a_Index: integer;
  Result := 0;
  for a_Index := 0 to FList.Count -1 do
     if aName = FList[a_Index] then
        Result := integer(FList.Objects[a_Index]);

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