[Replace Parameters]new values[/Replace]
Typhoon Note: Typhoon will only allow a single database to be opened.
To replace records in a database, put a Replace context into a template (alternately, you may use the Replace command from a URL or a FORM). Whenever WebCatalog encounters a Replace context, it immediately searches for the specified records in the database, and replaces those records' fields with the named field values inside the Replace context.
Example (normally you would put the following text into a .tpl file on your server and use a web browser to link to it):
The database "SomeDatabase.db" is opened, all records whose name field is "Grant" are found, and fieldname "name" is set to "John", fieldname "address" is set to "1492 Somewhere Lane", fieldname "zip" is set to "90000", and fieldname "date" is set to the current date. Notice that any WebCatalog [xxx] tags inside the context are first substituted for their real values before being written to the database. The name of the database itself may also be an [xxx] tag, as in "[Replace db=[FormVarable]]".
Any fieldnames that do not exist in the database are ignored, and if you leave
some existing fieldnames out of the replace context, they will remain unchanged in
the database. Certain letters are illegal, such as <tab> or <carriage return>,
so they are converted to <soft tab> and <soft return> before being added
to the database. Some computers use the two-character sequence <carriage return><line
feed> to indicate a single end of line, which is automatically converted to a
single <soft return> character before being added to the database. These 'soft'
characters are automatically converted back to 'hard' versions (the originals) whenever
you retrieve fields from a search of the database.
You may specify an absolute or relative path to the database file, as in "/WebCatalog/GeneralStore/SomeDatabase.db" or "../SomeDatabase.db".
|path to database file, relative to this template|
|Search information that describes which records should be found and replaced. Can be any complex search criteria, works exactly like Search command or [Search] context.|
|(Optional) "T" if you want a new record to be added to the end of the database in the case where no records were found to be replaced. Any fields you do not specify are left blank in the new record.|