classic main/subform problem

hi, i think my problem has already been discussed in the board … i have a form and one subform which is directly linked with the mainform … then their is also a second subform which must be linked with the first subform … i solved it with a timer on the main form checking every second if the actual record in the one form changed … then it gets the id and gives it to the other subform … so it works good but i am not satisified with the soluton cause i think when the tables become bigger it would be possible that it becomes slower and slower … so if anybody solved this problem in another way it would be nice to tell me … thx *** quack ***

Since Navision will not allow you to talk to the parent form or allow you to have a sub-form in a sub-form, your solution is proably the best…sadly enough. Bill Benefiel Manager of Information Systems Overhead Door Company (317) 842-7444 ext 117

We had a problem something like this a couple of years ago. After some headscratching, we came up with a form that looked like a form/subform but was really a single form. Then we linked a subform to it. The result looked like a form with two linked subforms but was really only a form with a single linked subform. This may not fit the possibilities of your situation, but I thought I would pass it along as food for thought. Dave Studebaker Liberty Grove Software A Navision Services Partner

I have a question. Is the second subform on a different tab of the main form? Taylor McCartney Development Specialist CSB Systems

If the question was for me, the answer was no. Plus, I didn’t say the design was easy or the result was a perfect emulation of what I would like to have seen in a two subform screen. It worked, but we had to wrestle with it to get the various actions of the sections of the screen to act in a reasonably synchronous fashion. Fortunately I had a very sharp young developer working with me and he did all the hard work. Dave Studebaker Liberty Grove Software A Navision Services Partner

Just a note, this is now possible in Attain. _________________________ David Singleton Navision Consultant since 1991 dmks22@home.com___________

navision would definitely support 1 main form and 1 sub form rite? but if you would want to have any more related sub-forms from there, wouldn’t it be easier to just create a button which when clicked upon will open a forn. from there, some coding can be done to set some filters to relate the forms…? but of course, if your main objective of having so many sub-forms is for the purpose of presentation (that would mean if the users would want to see everything in one screen) then this method would not be applicable rite?

yeah thats it … in my form it is necessary to show all information on one form … *** quack ***