Mark Stevens (Steve) Willis [Dreamweaver Talk]SPRY Questions
Sep 23, 2009; 12:47
Mark Stevens (Steve) Willis
[Dreamweaver Talk]SPRY Questions
I'm a newb on this list and need some help with adapting DW CS4's SPRY framework to accomplish what I want to do.
I'm doing a school site that allows remote campuses to send and receive student info to the main campus. The site interfaces with a Filemaker database via Lasso. The FMP/Lasso part is a given and alternatives are non-issues here.
For static data, I'm using HTML-table-based SPRY datasets to supply the read-only info for certain screens to reduce the load on the database server. I am forced to use HTML tables for the datasets because FMP's native XML export files are ridiculously formatted and can't even close some of the tags properly.
So, in this instance, I have an HTML dataset with student information. I want to populate a <SELECT> list with student names that will then use the dataset to look up other information and populate the values of some <INPUT> text fields with the info for each student.
I have successfully adapted a standard SPRY Master/Detail list to populate the <INPUT> fields. What I have not successfully accomplished is hooking up a <SELECT> list to trigger the same lookup.
1. Is what I am attempting to accomplish doable with standard SPRY routines? If so, how?
2. If not, has anyone here pulled this off successfully using custom code or know where I can find some open-source functions to accomplish this?
3. Is this kind of thing going to be easier to set up using Lasso instead of SPRY?
Steve -- Mark Stevens (Steve) Willis stevewillis at mac.com
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