I actually have this up and running now (as of about 5 minutes ago).  It's a
hack but it works great so I'm not going to mess with it.

Thanks a lot to everyone who gave me pointers, most especially Chris Gray
whose solution fixed it in the end.

Now I need a way of implementing Apache style authentication.  Is there an
easy way to do this?

Thanks!
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rik Hoekstra" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Mike Kelland" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2000 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Zope] Zope with Microsoft Access


>
> > Hi, this is my first posting to the list, and about my 4th day working
> with
> > Zope.  I have a bit of a problem.  All my code so far is working well.
> Just
> > the following section is defying my attempts to make it run.  What it
does
> > is to update a field in the database (to allow employees to quickly
update
> > their hours in the hours tracking thing I'm creating)  it's complex
since
> > all the employees hours will be listed on one page and will be instantly
> > updatable (with a select box that allows the choice of +/- (name is
> > modify<dtml-var hoursID> and value is either + <hours already input>
or -
> > <hours already input>) and a text field for entering hours to add or
> > subtract (name is mod_hours<dtml-var hoursID>)).
> >
> > The code (in the DTML document) is:
> >
> > <dtml-in "REQUEST.form.items()">
> > <dtml-if "_.string.find(_['sequence-key'], 'mod_hours')">
> > <dtml-else>
> > <dtml-let mykey=sequence-key myval=sequence-item>
> > <dtml-in "REQUEST.form.items()">
> > <dtml-if "_.string.find(_['sequence-key'], 'modify')">
> > <dtml-else>
> > <dtml-if "_['sequence-key'][6:9] == mykey[9:12]">
> > <dtml-if myval>
> > <dtml-call UpdateHours(REQUEST)>
> > </dtml-if>
> > </dtml-if>
> >
> > </dtml-if>
> > </dtml-in>
> >
> > </dtml-let>
> > </dtml-if>
> > </dtml-in>
> >
> > and the SQL method UpdateHours is:
> >
> > update emp_hours set hours =
> > <dtml-var expr="_['sequence-item']">
> > <dtml-var expr="_['myval']">
> > where
> > hoursID = <dtml-var expr="_['mykey'][9:12]">;
> >
> > with arguments: sequence-item, myval, mykey
> >
> > I've tried everything I can think of but it not only refuses to do
> anything,
> > it also refuses to raise an error.
> >
> > If anyone can help out I'd be very grateful.
> >
>
> This seems to be more of a DTML problem than an Access problem. It is hard
> to follow anyway...
> A few questions: have you tried using something like changing the form
names
> to using the name.item:records syntax. something like
>
> <input type="checkbox" name="modify.<dtml-var hoursID>:records" value="+">
> <input type="checkbox" name="modify.<dtml-var hoursID>:records" value="-">
> <input type="hidden" name="modify.inputhrs:records" value="<hours already
> input>">
> and a text field for entering hours to add or
> <input type= "text"  name="modify.mod_hours:records" value="<dtml-var
> hoursID>">
>
> this will give your dtml method a dictionary like structure called modify
> you can loop over.
>
> Starting from there will save you a whole lot of hacking. Also I'm not at
> all sure that you can use the [sequenct-key] as arguments for your SQL
> Method.
>
> On the records and types in forms see:
> http://www.zope.org/Members/Zen/howto/FormVariableTypes
>
> hth
>
> Rik
>
>


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