Navigating database recordset results
Recordset navigation links let users move from one record to the next, or from one set of records to the next. For example, after designing a page to display five records at a time, you might want to add links such as "Next" or "Previous" that let users display the five next or previous records.
Dreamweaver lets you create four types of navigation links to move through a recordset: First, Previous, Next, and Last. A single page can contain any number of these links, provided they all work on a single recordset. You cant add links to move through a second recordset on the same page.
Microsoft ASP.NET refers to a recordset as a DataSet. If you are working with ASP.NET document types, the dialog boxes and menu choices specific to ASP.NET use the label DataSet. The Dreamweaver documentation generically refers to both types as recordsets, but uses DataSet when specifically describing ASP.NET features.
Recordset navigation links require the following dynamic elements:
- A recordset to navigate
- Dynamic content on the page to display the record or records
- Text or images on the page to serve as a clickable navigation bar
- A "Move To Record" set of server behaviors to navigate the recordset
You can add the last two elements using the Record Navigation Bar server object, or you can add them separately using the Dreamweaver design tools and the Server Behaviors panel.
- Creating recordset navigation links