Master Form and Integration

My first question is that can we create a Master details form in mendix like how we can create in MS Access and LightSwitch. Please help me out as I am working on Mendix tool in my master's project and my supervisor asked me to create a master details form but I was confused that weather Mendix has this feature or not. My Second question is that if database is already created in other tool and if I want to import it into mendix the same old database and data can I do this with Mendix. For example like if my database is in MS Access and the same database I can import in SQL server integration services(SSIS). Does Mendix has the feature similar to like that? Please help me out because I have very short time left.I will be very thankful to you. Thank You,
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As Roberto posted, a master details view is easily possible. Here is some documentation on how to do it

So in this example they have a data-grid of customers and the data-view below is listening to the grid above. So if you select a customer their details will be displayed in the data-view below.

In answer to your second question you are able to import the data from a SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL database using an application from the app store.

This imports the data of the system, but not the structure. You have to map the data to your Mendix application so that it knows where to import it.

In regards to SSIS you can replicate similar behaviour to SSIS using Microflows, Webservices and the Database Replication application. You can also call Mendix Webservices from within SSIS.

I hope this helps.


About the Master / detail part: that is possible. - If you have a datagrid that lists the records of your entity A - And a dataview (also connected to your entity A) You can set the dataview property 'listen target' and choose your datagrid as listentarget.

Everytime you click a record in your datagrid, the dataview shows the content of this record.

About the import from external databases: I have no experience, but think there are possibilities. I would investigate the replication module (but am not sure if this has support for that)

This is what the database replication method describes
The module enables you to replicate the data from a MSSQL, PostgreSQL or Oracle database into your Mendix database.


Thank you very much this information was really helpful and if I want to select one entity to data view and one entity to data grid is it possible to do so..

Thank you,

Regards Mohammed Siddiqui