I’m trying to convert our Windows application into web-based
It’s a personal project to see if that’s feasible.
There’s a table for patients.
In a [new patient] window, you need to select a guarantor(responsible
party for the patient, mostly father of family. It’s self-referential
In the Windows application, it opens a modal window and search a
guarantor in a big list and if you select a guarantor the modal window
closes and selected guarantor is set to a hidden field (guarantor_id)
and shows name in a read-only field.
I think this is quite common case for foreign keys.
If the list is small, I can use and show them all in it.
But if the list is big, is not practical.
Of course, I can open a search window (new browser) to select one.
But as you know, in web applications, browser is not modal.
Probably, Ajax-style auto-completion might be an answer.
I’m not sure.
Anybody has experiences/ideas with this issue?
Can you share it with people?