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Table Binding Editor - Input Binding Page

There are two types of screen binding that can be used to connect host tables and table controls: input binding and output binding. Input binding allows you to populate the table control with data from the host table. Output binding allows you to send data from the table control to the host.

Note Screen binding for table controls differs significantly from other GUI controls. For more information, see Binding Controls to Host Fields.

Use the Input Binding page to edit or create an input binding. If you autogenerate a table control when creating a host table, an input binding is automatically created. If you instead chose to create a table using the table control from the Control palette, you could then create the input binding to that table control from this page.

  • If you autogenerate a table control from a host table in the Table editor, an input binding is automatically created between the host table and the table control. If you choose not to autogenerate the table control, or if you want to bind the host table to more than one table control, you can manually create a table control using the Control palette, and bind it to the host table using the Table Binding editor.

  • Although it is possible to place more than one table control on a form, you can specify only one area on the host screen as a host table. Only data within the host table can be bound to table controls using the Table Binding editor.

  • It is possible to populate a table control with data that is not included in a host table. For more information, see Working with Tables, Overview.

Host Table Columns Pane

Displays a list of the columns that have been defined on the host table. If a column in the list is highlighted, the corresponding column on the Screen Image is highlighted in red.

Screen Image

Displays the current active host screen. If a host table has been designed for this screen, the host table and any columns are outlined in gold.

Table Control Columns pane

Displays a list of the columns that have been defined in the table control.

Mapped Items

Specify how you want columns of host table data to display on your form.

Choose from Defined Columns: Select to permit columns of your host table to be individually bound to columns in your table control.

Output Table as a Single Column: Select to display all of the columns of your host table as one column in the table control. This allows users to easily view host table data as a simple list that appears on the table of your new form. It is not recommended for data that the user needs to modify, nor if you want to hide or rearrange columns on the host table.

Add Mapping button: Select to bind the highlighted column in the Host Table Columns pane to the highlighted column in the Table Control Columns pane, and display the bound columns in the displayed list of columns.

Mapped Columns: Displays a list of the columns for your designed table, based upon your selection under Mapped Items.

If you specified
Your table with display showing
Choose from Defined Columns All of the columns in your designed table, together with the columns in the table control to which each has been bound.
Output Table as Single Column All of the available columns combined into single-column list.

Delete button: Deletes the selected mapped columns from the Mapped Columns list.

Related Topics
Bullet Table Binding Editor - Output Binding Page
Bullet Working with Tables, Overview
Bullet Creating and Editing Tables
Bullet Binding Host Tables to Table Controls
Bullet Presentation Designer Help Links