Record counters give users a reference point when they are navigating through a set of records. Typically, record counters display the total number of records returned, and the current records being viewed. For example, if a recordset returns 40 individual records, and 8 records are displayed per page, the record counter on the first page would indicate "Displaying records 1-8 of 40."
To create a record counter for a page, you must first create a recordset for the page, an appropriate page layout to contain the dynamic content, and a recordset navigation bar. To learn more about creating these elements, and adding them to a page, see the following sections:
- Understanding recordsets
- Creating recordset navigation links
- Displaying multiple recordset results
- Creating a table with a Repeat Region server behavior
Once you have the above elements in the page, you can create a record counter.
Simple record counters
You can create a simple record counter using the Recordset Navigation Status server object. This server object inserts a complete record counter that you can apply text formatting to using Dreamweaver page-design tools. To learn more about this record counter, see Creating a record counter using the Recordset Navigation Status object.
Custom record counters
You can use individual record count behaviors to create custom record counters. Creating a custom record counter allows you to create a record counter beyond the simple, single row table inserted by the Recordset Navigation Status server object. You can arrange design elements in a number of creative ways, and apply an appropriate server behavior to each element.
The Record Count server behaviors are:
- Display Starting Record Number
- Display Ending Record Number
- Display Total Records
Creating custom record counters leads you through the steps to create a record counter by applying the individual Record Counter server behaviors to a pages design elements.