Home Evaluation Summary for programmers Product limitations Goals of Axisbase Quick start Installation Using the launchpad and opening databases Connecting to a sample database Using building blocks Planning Define the purpose Define the requirements Borrow existing work Determine the architecture Design the data model Design the process model Deploy and maintain the product
building blocksPerforming a mailmerge Bulk e-mailing
ProgrammingSingle-threaded progress indicator in c#
Database menu itemsImport XML Save Copy As Integrity Check Change Password
Database Properties windowOpening the database properties window Record types tab Display types tab Roles and Users tabs Sidebar tab Database ID/Links tab Counters tab
Building blocksBuilding blocks window Editing grids and cells Hyperlinks and nesting Data Subset window Data Outsource window List window Window window Report window Bulk Operation window Label Printer window Choosing a data source
Special topicsExpression syntax Browse records Storing building blocks within other building blocks Programming Using custom code in building blocks Using Axisbase as an embedded database Axis1.Util namespace reference Axis1.Data namespace reference (Fishnets) Axis1.Data namespace reference (other) Axis1.Forms namespace reference
A list is the only building block that allows editing records. A list can be included inside a window, report, or label printer, or inside another list.
Some prerequisite information that will help you understand lists is found here: Storing building blocks within other building blocks; Hyperlinks and nesting; and Editing grids and cells.
Options on the General tab
To manipulate cells in the layout, refer to Editing grids and cells.
The list is rendered in this order:
To show data in master/detail arrangement (either for reports or data entry), you first need to create a data subset that produces an in-memory data set having a master/detail structure. Once you have that, when you create a new list based on it, Axisbase automatically creates a basic layout to work from. The auto-created layout includes the detail list as a nested building block.
In the Layout tab of the master list, right click on the cell containing the detail list, and choose Open Nest/Link Item. You can leave both master and detail windows open while you make changes to the layouts. If you go to the Results tab of the detail list window, you will see only details, but the same details will be shown grouped by master record in the Results tab of the master list window.
You can nest additional levels if needed, but this is unusual.