New to xojo, was handed a project to work on. Bare with me and thanks in advanced for any tips/direction you can point me in.
I have a list of part numbers…
The part number consists of several items that form a description…
S = P1
A = Aqua
J = 3.0mm
16 = Duplex
Description: P1 125’ 24F ST ST SM DSPIO B 1 GG SNN
I need to create a desktop app that allows me to either:
A) As I type the part number, the description appears.
B) After I enter the entire part number, press a button and a the corresponding description is displayed.
The part number is has a static setup, always the same amount of characters per item.
Is there something in xojo that can look at say, character 1 (S), go to a list to find out what (S) stands for, and display it as the first part of the description?
create a database… local or remote would depend on the requirements
after that… a little SQL will look up the records any way you want.
Now that is a simplistic description, and I didn’t provide any details, as those would be dependant on your environment, platform, local vs remote, single user vs muliple, future scalability as well as a ton of other factors
It is also dependant on your knowledge… If you are not familiar with database and SQL… I suggest that you put the project aside until you are, otherwise you are just setting yourself up for failure from the start
You might take look at Einhugur’s Search Control. It’s a field that you can start typing in and either start a search immediately while typing, or when the user pauses briefly. Then do a SQL database search for the part number using LIKE or something similar.