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You stated that you could generate a query to do what you require. Have you based your form on the 


On Sunday 23 Feb 2014 10:05:11 Jim Seymour wrote:

Thanks for the follow-up.

Ideally there'd be one form for the asset(s), wherein each value
could be entered or altered, the ones being foreign key references
presenting a list from the desired column in the table to which the
FK references.

For example: I can do an ad hoc query that looks roughly like

    select ..., s.desc as "status", ... from hdwr_assets h
      left join hdwr_status s on s.status_id = h.status_id...;

and a field named "status" will show in the output.

Ideally, I'd like to be able to do that.  In fact: I *can* do that in
Queries -> Create Query in Design View), but not in a form?

Behind the scenes: When you clicked on a list box for "status" in the
assets form, a list derived from "descr" in the status table would be
presented. When a selection is made, the related status_id value
would be placed in the status_id field for the selected hardware

A sub-form would (could?) be presented, allowing one to alter the
status table.

Btw: When I try to associate hdwr_assets.status_id to
hdwr_status.status_id using the Forms Wizard, execution results in

    Error: The data content could not be loaded.
    Error: SQL Status: 22023
     The column index is out of range: 1, number of columns: 0.
    Information: The SQL command leading to this error is:

     SELECT * FROM "public"."hdwr_status" WHERE ( "status_id"
     = :link_from_status_id )

Which is not valid SQL.

I would have thought this functionality would be present.  Even the
most basic of database normalization in the most trivial of databases
is going to result in multiple tables and FK references.


On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:22:32 +0000
Alex McMurchy <> wrote:


Is it that you want a single form, comprised of sub forms, whereby 
you can filter assets according to their status i.e. "deployed" or
"in stock"; from the results given select a specific asset which
presents the result, of that one asset, in a sub form from which
the asset can be amended?


On Saturday 22 Feb 2014 13:11:52 Jim Seymour wrote:
Hi There,

I've researched and experimented with this, and I'm out of ideas.

For starters: LibréOffice, Build ID: 350m1 (Build: 2)

Before anybody suggests a newer version: I'm currently on Ubuntu
10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), so I'm stuck with it.  (Even my much newer
Linux Mint desktop install at work is still 3.x, I believe.)

I have a database with a couple tables, as in

create table hdwr_assets (
  atag           text primary key,
  serno          text unique,
  status_id      int references hdwr_status,

-- e.g.: "deployed", "in stock"
create table hdwr_status (
  status_id serial  primary key,
  descr     text    not null,

The plan was to create a form that could query and alter hardware
assets, selecting values for status_id from a drop-down list, the
available selection being from the hardware status table.

Near as I can tell: The Forms Wizard simply isn't that smart?

Interestingly: A Query created in Design View DTRT, wrt FK
references, but I can't persuade the Forms Wizard to do so.  In
fact: FK references in the Forms Wizard appear to be thoroughly
broken--at least in the version of LO I have?

Is there any way to accomplish what I want, or am I going to have
to resort to Real Coding (Java, HTML+PHP+JS or whatever)?


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