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From Andre Juffer <andre.juf...@oulu.fi>
Subject Re: data binding
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:27:59 GMT
OK, thus each data TYPE decides the form element to be used?

On 03/28/2012 11:23 AM, mika@digikartta.net wrote:
>
> Hi André,
> form element themselves are changing based upon data that is received
>
> Forms have a number of fields defined in the db, UI-controls are 
> defined in the db, even the validation restrictions will be defined in 
> the db. So this is highly dynamical system.
> Basically the administrator has tools to create form (and other) 
> types, tools to create instances based on those types and tools for 
> creating hierarcial structure.
> So a form type or an instance of it can be constructed of any number 
> of different elements. There is no theoretical limit for the number of 
> different form types.
>
> - mika -
>
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:48:40 +0300, Andre Juffer 
> <andre.juffer@oulu.fi> wrote:
>> Hi Mika,
>>
>> not sure if I completely understood your question. By stating "my
>> forms are created dynamically based on data in database" you mean to
>> say that form elements values constitute the dynamical aspect of the
>> form (thus the data) or do you mean to say the form element themselves
>> are changing based upon data that is received. Thus, suppose you would
>> be dealing with a form for car information. The form has e.g. form
>> element for entering the license plate number. This form element could
>> be say a simple input form element of type text for one set of data,
>> while for another data set the same input is now an text area?
>>
>> Best,
>> André
>>
>> On 03/28/2012 10:34 AM, mika@digikartta.net wrote:
>>>
>>> Suggesting to myself:
>>> Modular Database Actions?
>>> Right?
>>>
>>> On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:50:56 +0300, Mika M Lehtonen 
>>> <mika@digikartta.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> what is the right and the proper way of inserting  form data to
>>>> database table (PostgreSQL)?
>>>> What makes this more "interesting" is that instead of horizontal data
>>>> in table, the data is stored in a vertical manner because of the
>>>> highly dynamic nature of the application and the relation model. That
>>>> is, my forms are created dynamically based on data in database. In the
>>>> same way, the values shoud be stored vertically, because the the table
>>>> structure would otherwise have to vary based on form types and
>>>> eventually I would have hundreds of different tables.
>>>>
>>>> I have done some testing with XSP and ESQL in order to retrieve my
>>>> forms. That works fine, although if I have understood right, XSPs'
>>>> aren't recommended to use, am I right?
>>>>
>>>> But now I would have to insert form values to another table
>>>> vertically (different columns for different datatypes). How should I
>>>> approahce the challenge? Any thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> Sorry if I am asking entirely obvious questions. I don't have such a
>>>> long experience with the Cocoon. Testing things now with the 2.11 and
>>>> am going to shift to 2.2, even 3.0 some day later or sooner. Also
>>>> coming more from .NET side.. forgive me..
>>>>
>>>> - mika -
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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