hughpyle

Hugh Pyle's technology weblog

June, 2006

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    Newsreaders and code samples

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    Sorry to anyone trying to make sense of these code samples with a newsreader; you'll miss all the formatting. I should take a look at how these folks do it -- seems to work well for them. Meanwhile, to see slightly-better-formatted code, you'll need to...
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    Forms Attachments

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    In Groove Forms, you can add an Attachments field to your forms, and store any number of attachments in the field. (You can define more than one attachments field in the tool, but each form can only include one attachments field). Let's look at accessing...
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    EnforceConstraints

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    It's really nice to see people try using the techniques I'm posting here. But, as usual, there are glitches when this stuff comes in contact with the real world. Here's a really relevant comment from a user: "When I try to insert a new DataRow to...
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    Update Forms data

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    Updating Forms data is just about as easy as creating new records: Read the schema and the set of data which you want to update; Update records in your DataSet with appropriate field values; Call the Forms UpdateRecords() method to update...
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    Insert Forms data

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    It's quite straightforward to create new Forms records: Read the Forms tool's schema into a DataSet; Add new records to the DataSet with appropriate field values; Call the Forms CreateRecords() method to insert the new records. A single...
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    Query Forms data

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    Now I think we have enough to be useful. Here are three simple methods which call the GetDataSet() I defined earlier: public System.Data. DataSet GetSchema() { return GetDataSet( true , false , "" ); } public System.Data. DataSet...
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    Forms Data

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    When you read data from a Forms tool's web service, it's delivered in an XML format which is designed to map easily to a System.Data.DataSet. Of course you could work with the raw XML, but dealing with a DataSet gives you lots of flexibility. There...
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    Forms web service

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    For the next few posts, I plan to write up a few small examples of code using the Groove Forms web service. There's a sample, GrooveFormsExplorer, in the development kit , which shows how to read Groove accounts, identities, workspaces and tools; and...
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