On Fri, 2012-01-13 at 12:58 +0100, Alex Thurgood wrote:
Le 13/01/2012 06:15, Marni Wilson a écrit :
I am new to LibreOffice, and downloaded it initially for Base. The main purpose for my
database search is to create a music library, with details such as vocal parts, church season,
instruments, etc. Some of these would be best suited as a multiple select option in the form,
but I seem to be having difficulty creating that. Am I missing something? This is my third
attempt to find a database program that will give me this option...is it possible in Base?
Try looking here :
Basically, from what I understand of the above threads, if you want to
bind the multiple values selected to a database field, then this is not
possible with the current multiple selection control property.
A multiple selection is only available for a free standing form control
list, i.e. one in which the data is presented or displayed in a Writer
form or Calc sheet, but can not be bound to a database field, unless you
store the values individually in a corresponding table (n-m
relationship). Alternatively, it is also apparently possible to do this
using a macro to write the data from the multiple selection into
corresponding fields in a bound table.
As far as I know, Base does not currently support writing to ENUM or SET
data types, and most likely the control properties do not provide for
that within the current UNO API (although I haven't checked).
The data controls will read/write to those filed types, when the
connected database engine supports them - what the built in controls
will not do is parse the results for the GUI.
IIRC this post on one of the forums that includes a script that does
parse a set enum, with example showing how to connect the script to a
list control in multi-select mode.
Haven't looked at that in a long time - it sounds like what the person
needs.. I'll try the script and make sure it still works, but can't
really see why it wouldn't still.
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