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Altova MobileTogether Designer

This tutorial shows you how to open a sub page from a top page, and how to filter the display of a data structure using the Visible property. It also describes how to use dynamic tables, action groups, the Update Node action, and decimals in XPath functions. The top page (first screenshot below) displays all the customers that are currently stored in the database. If the end user clicks a customer detail (name, city, etc), a sub page opens showing the current orders of that customer (second screenshot below).

MTDSPVSimTopPage01

MTDSPVSimSubPage01

The data for the design is stored in two page sources: one that stores customer data, and a second that stores order details. The two page sources have a customer code column in common, which is used to connect customer data with order details. We use XML files in this tutorial, but the page sources could as easily be databases, in which the customer code column is used as the primary key.

 

The tutorial files

The files for this tutorial are located in your (My) Documents MobileTogether folder: MobileTogetherDesignerExamples\Tutorials\SubPagesAndVisibility.

 

The XML data file that contains customer data is Customers.xml

The XML data file that contains order data is Orders.xml

The design file you will end with should be similar to SubPagesAndVisibility.mtd

 

Tutorial structure

This tutorial is organized into the following sections:

 

Design Structure

Page source Listings

Top Page: Page Sources

Top Page: Customers Table

Top Page: Action Group, Go to Sub Page

Top Page: Show All Orders Action

Sub Page: Page Sources

Sub Page: Orders Table

Sub Page: Visibility Property

Sub Page: Decimal Totals in XPath

Simulation and Testing

 

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