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Friday, February 04, 2011

How to refresh the parent Grid when an event occurs in the child Grid

Children. Ya gotta' love 'em. Sure, they can be a handful sometimes, but the joys and ease of use they bring you are rewarding. Ease of use? You're right, I'm not talking about a human being right now. I'm talking about child Grids.

When you make a change in the child Grid, you've always been able to update the parent Grid if you hit the refresh row button on the parent Grid. Now, you can force a child Grid to refresh a row in the parent. Who would have thunk that the children would be telling the parents what to do?

In the videos below, Selwyn demonstrates this by using a Grid based on the "Customer" table. It has a linked content section showing a Grid based on the "Invoice_Header" table. This relationship makes the "Customer" Grid the parent of the child Grid, the "Invoice_Header."

When a record in the child, or "Invoice_Header," Grid is saved, Selwyn shows you how to use the AfterUpdateRecord event handler to make a change to the parent, or "Customer," table. This event forces the "Customer" Grid to automatically refresh to show the change. Watch the videos and then give it whirl.

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Part three

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