Defining arguments and using the Define Arguments Dialog.

Define a Table Query

When building components in the Grid Builder it is often necessary to pull specific data and records from a given table, be it .dbf or SQL. To do this it is necessary to create a Table Query.

The Define Arguments Dialog

Arguments provide run-time values for use in the filter and order expressions of grid components. There are a couple places where you might regularly encounter the Define Arguments Dialog. One is in the Query section of the Grid Builder.

Using Defined Arguments

A common design practice is to filter a grid based on the value of an argument. A common design pattern is to print out the value of that argument in a freeform region that you place above or below the grid.