2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2013 9:03 AM by Jerome Boussard

    Drive a SQL drop list with file datas

    Jerome Boussard

      Hi there,

      I'm trying to use the lists from SQL base.

      Actually I can display values in the card of a file, but these values don't refer to this file.


      Here's the whole story:

      I have created a database where I set purchasing datas, refering to the DocumentID of my file (this is easy to extract!)

      On the query below, I set the information I need into a list, which I will display in the card of the file


      The issue is that the DocumentID is hand written and so, it works only with the ID #8000

      So, how to get dynamically the ID of the file where it will be displayed?

        • Re: Drive a SQL drop list with file datas
          Jeff Sweeney

          Is "8000" the UID of the file, so the query would need to be different for each file?


          If you need to run a different query depending on the properties of the file (ID, card variable, file path, etc) the native EPDM query tool isn't going to work because the native tool requres the query to be static.


          If you want a different query per file, you'll need to create an add-in or use a 3rd party application like PigeonHole.


          The same query in PigeonHole would look something like this:


            • Re: Drive a SQL drop list with file datas
              Jerome Boussard

              Hi Jeff

              That's it, I thought I could insert a variable like {EPDMFILEID} into the EPDM drop list query tool.

              That's a shame if it's only static. You can show the fileID into the columns set, but not in the cards... sounds like an unfinished melody!

              I'm not sure PigeonHole is the good tool for me, I don't want to push a button to achieve the query.


              Thanks for your answer