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Old 04-19-2007, 06:07 PM
Tavares Tavares is offline
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Default Database Question.Please Help me!!


I would like to have a little explanation on this database scenario here.

Lets say I have two tables on my database: Customers and Orders.

CustomerID Integer AutoIncrement
Name Varchar 50
Address Varchar 60
Phone Varchar 15

orderID INteger AutoIncrement
Product varchar 50
cust_ID Integer

This is my database.

On Delphi I have a sqlConnection,a sqlDataSet, a DataSetProvider and a ClientDataSet. IF I put this sql statement inside the sqldataset commandtext property :


If I use a ClientDataSet and try to assign a value to all fields from both tables will IT be possible?

ClientDataSet1.fieldbyName('Name').asString := edtName.Text;
ClientDataSet1.fieldbyName('PHONE').asString := edtPhone.Text;
ClientDataSet1.fieldbyName(PRODUCT').asString := edtProduct.Text; // field from orders table

Can I do that or I have to have 2 ClientDataSet one for Customer and another for orders?

Thank You!
Eduardo Tavares

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Old 04-19-2007, 10:11 PM
Eddy-B Eddy-B is offline
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Default RE: Database Question.Please Help me!!

Personally, i rather work with queries; they give me more direct control over what i do. And i know it is impossible to insert records into 2 tables at the same time. I assume a TTable.Insert cannot do it either.

Q.SQL.Add('INSERT INTO .....');


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Old 04-20-2007, 04:08 AM
daltamira daltamira is offline
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Default RE: Database Question.Please Help me!!

You must to have two ClientDataSets, one for Customers and another for Orders. But, if you use SQLConnection, let me suggest you that you use SimpleDataSets instead of ClientDataSets.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:10 AM
GerardAtJob GerardAtJob is offline
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Default RE: Database Question.Please Help me!!

only my 2 cent... lol


Should be more like :
WHERE C.CustomerID = O.cust_ID; // <<----

!@%#... I got too long without playing with databases... can't answer exactly lol sry

anyway ... have fun
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:02 PM
digitiger digitiger is offline
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Default RE: Database Question.Please Help me!!

First, as suggested in previous answere, you must have some criteria for joining two tables and one way is to specify some condition , just as shown in previous example.

Next, comming back to you original question, shortest answere is that "No, it is not possible"

but there are very easy alternatives

say you still need to show the records as per your command text in one single db grid and also want to enable data updates on same. In this condition you will have can display the results in the grid but for updating you can use related single value controls (TEdit, TCheckbox, TDateTimePicker etc) perhaps above the grid.

then in OnScroll event of your dataset (connected to grid through datasource), you can read and update the related values in the single value controls.

Also instead of using normal tdbnavigator it might be easier for you to use simple button etc and in each one of them you can put the related commands like, dataset.previous etc.

Also in save/delete/insert button you can put the related logic to update the values back to table(s). and here lies the actual hack. In the background, you will be using three datasets, two for value updations based on input in the single value controls, and third one to be connected to grid etc for display purpose (remember to re-open the this third dataset after every save operation on any of the first two datasets.

Hope it is of some help and if it does then you may accept the answere
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