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Smalltalk Daily 08/19/10: Customizing a WebVelocity Query

August 19, 2010 9:43:36.633

Today's Smalltalk Daily looks at how you can customize a query for one of the standard scaffolding UIs in WebVelocity. The code added is all in class NoteListUI. To jump to the video, Click here If you can't see the embedded video directly, you can go directly to YouTube for it.

First, add a variable, searchText

renderActionsOn: html
	super renderActionsOn: html.
	html text: 'Search'.
	html space.
	html textInput on: #searchText of: self.
	html button
		callback: [self applySearch];
		value: 'Search'.
	html button
		callback: [self returnToAll];
		value: 'All'

	"do the search"
	| query newSearchText |
	query := Glorp.ActiveRecords.Query read: Note.
	newSearchText := '%', self searchText asLowercase, '%'.
	query where: [:each | each title asLowercase like: newSearchText].
	paginator query: query.

	| query |
	query := Glorp.ActiveRecords.Query read: Note.
	paginator query: query.

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