Topic: Calendar Help

Sorry I'm new to MVD and still learning, and not confident in coding, I'm trying to create a calendar that holds the date & time of tides with relevant tide heights on that given day. I would then like to display that tide information for any specific date that is selected. I have found a calendar on the forum and I'm trying to implement something similar into my project. I have no idea how the calendar is created and displayed on Form1.TableGrid1   with the dates and times  I cant find a Table? or the specific code to display it? I was hoping to just be able to then just upload a new Tide for the following year into the DB. I have included the excel copy of the Tides that i will load. if this is at all possible. I am open to any suggestions any help would be appreciated. (Please note this is not my project credit to Dimitry & ehwagner)     sorry cant link but  just join the below to see original post.                                                                               
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Thanks

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Attachment icon ExampleTimeTable using TableGrid.zip 371.33 kb, 33 downloads since 2021-08-13 

Re: Calendar Help

Hi Corey,
Welcome to MVD!
I had a quick look at the data in your spreadsheet and to be honest, I think the calendar example that you found in the Forum is overkill for your requirement, particularly if you're just starting out (and we've all been there).
Attached are a couple of more straightforward options (and there are plenty more ways of doing it) that might give you a steer.
'Tides1' uses the 'editable grid' feature of MVD which makes your application very much like a spreadsheet and is quick to knock up.  It has a search function to highlight a specific date as you mentioned in your post.
'Tides2' uses a tablegrid to view all your information and has a search function to highlight one or a range of dates;  the data is then maintained on a second maintenance form by either clicking on + Add new record or by double-clicking on an existing row in the grid.
As your readings seem to be limited to 3-4 tides per day, I've just used a single table to hold all the information rather than separate tables for the reading date and the reading times;  again this keeps it nice and simple.
Having it all on one table will also help to make importing data from a spreadsheet more straightforward.
Derek.

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Attachment icon tides.zip 674.79 kb, 55 downloads since 2021-08-14 

Re: Calendar Help

Thank you Derek. yes that seems a lot simpler. I really appreciate your help

Re: Calendar Help

Hi Derek,

Sorry mate  I don't mean to be a pain  I have applied the script for the Datepicker to automatically select that is working fine, I just want to know if there is a script that will simulate the left mouse click that i could possibly use on the datepicker once the date has been selected, I have reattached the Tides project that you helped with,  you will see what I'm trying to do and thanks for all your help.

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Attachment icon Tides3.zip 350.95 kb, 18 downloads since 2021-08-27 

Re: Calendar Help

Hi Corey,
I'd do it something like this (please see attached).
I've also added a couple of bits in that might help (or not!!) like removing the seconds / milliseconds from the grid column, setting the initial column widths to be the same (just cosmetic stuff) and a flag to show if there are associated notes (it's a pain going in and out of each record to check if there is).
Take whatever bits you find useful and bin the rest.
Derek.

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Attachment icon Tides4.zip 352.81 kb, 31 downloads since 2021-08-28 

Re: Calendar Help

Derek thank you so much for your help everything you have done is perfect. The tides is only part of my project I will now be able to fit this in nicely. I was just comparing the scripts that I had with what you have done, I was way off. The little cosmetic changes you made makes a big difference in the appearance and makes it tidy thank you so much for your help and time.