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October 06, 2010

How to Create a DataFile from within DataSet

I think I figured out a way to create a DataFile from within the Add DataSet form. In fact, this works AND while you're creating a DataFile you can also Create Variable. Sick.

I've set this up on John's test site. Here are the steps:

1) Go to: http://nps.evsc.virginia.edu/drupaltest & login : lterpal luvDrupa1
2) Create DataSet:
http://nps.evsc.virginia.edu/drupaltest/?q=node/add/data-set
3) Click the "+" symbol next to the Data File Structure node reference
4) While creating the Data File Structure, you can also add Variables

Also of interest:
The NodeRelationships Module also builds an ER Diagram for you. Witness:
http://nps.evsc.virginia.edu/drupaltest/?q=admin/content/node-type/data-set/relationships

Modules Needed:
ModalFrame, NodeRelationships, JQuery Update, JQueryUI

Disclaimer:
There seems to be a JQuery UI fiasco at hand. ModalFrame requires 1.7+, JQueryUI requires 1.6. When I upgrade to JQuery UI 1.7, the Tabs broke but I was able to enable ModalFrame. I then downgraded to 1.6 and everything worked (dirty, dirty, dirty, hack that will probably blow up shortly. I know.)

Another approach:
The Popups Reference and Popups Modules may be able to do the same thing but the maintainer for these modules has abandoned.

Posted by kkwaiser at October 6, 2010 03:14 PM

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