Hi David, > Alex, I still can't seem to get idForm to work even after looking at it in > form.l Do I need something like: > > (get (default *ID (val *DB)) 'nm) > > like in family.l?
No, this is a bit non-standard, because the family GUI starts directly into the 'person' view, without presenting the a dialog first. Recommended is the way I outlined in my last mail: (menu ,"Title" (idForm ,"Title" '(choCls) 'nr '+Cls T '(may Delete) '((: nr) " -- " (: name)) ... ) ) There is always a choose-dialog (called 'choCls' above) which allows the user to search, and - if a desired object is not found - to press the "New" button. In any case, the form will then start up with a proper object. > Can you please provide a small example of how to use > idForm to create a new database object? I feel the need to understand. I suggest you look at the demo in the "app/" directory. Take, for example, the '+Item' class (class +Item +Entity) (rel nr (+Need +Key +Number)) # Item Number (rel nm (+IdxFold +String)) # Item Description ... (dm url> (Tab) (and (may Item) (list "app/item.l" '*ID This)) ) This 'url>' method links these objects to the form in "app/item.l". There, in turn, we find (menu ,"Item" (idForm ,"Item" '(choItem) 'nr '+Item T '(may Delete) '((: nr) " -- " (: nm)) (<grid> 4 'choItem' is terribly complicated for the beginning. Perhaps I better suggest the '+Sal' (salutation) class. The form file "app/sal.l" is simpler, and the choose-dialog is just (de choSal (Dst) (choDlg Dst ,"Salutations" '(nm +Sal)) ) I hope this helps :) ♪♫ Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe