Separating Pages Into Categories
In your site design you may wish to separate your data into categories. This will allow your visitors to see subsets of records that are logically related. For example a Used Auto Dealer may want to allow visitors to view cars by make, or an electronics store may want to have a number of "departments": Small Appliances, Major Appliances, Home Entertainment, and so on.
Categories allow you to separate your Data Page into groups based on a field value in your dataset. In the above examples, the auto dealer would create a category called MAKE, and the electronic store would use DEPARTMENT.
To Add Categories to Your Data Page:
1. Right Click on the Data Page and select Properties from the popup menu
2. The Page Setting Window will appear
3. Select Data Pages > Category Setup
4. Check the check box to enable the option for creating categories. From here, you can set the options for your categories.
dbQwikSite has a number of settings to allow you to use categories under a wide variety of database designs.
Load category list from - Where you select the table name holding the categories
In some databases this may be a separate table that stores the category, a code, a name and description for each category.
Other databases may simply have a field in the data rows that represents the category.
You need to declare whether you will be using the separate table or your data table.
Field in my data - the field to map from
Key field - the field to map to in your database table
Display category - what is shown to the user.
When you preview the Data Page, it will be as shown below depending on which Layout Style you chose from:
Drop down or Hyperlink