The Directory Builder allows you to build multi-level category trees. The Category List can be displayed in two or more columns. To begin the process of creating a Directory component, click on the Directory Builder option in Builders tab of the Toolbox.
Select or create a database connection from where the data shown in the directory will be retrieved. You can select one of the existing database connections, create a new connection or select one of the sample databases.
Click Next to proceed to step 2.
|Category Table||Database table that stores the list of categories to be presented in a directory/index format|
|Category ID field||Category table field that stores the category id|
|Category Name field||Field that stores the category names or descriptions|
|Parent Category field||Field that stores the parent category id|
|Root Category identifier||A value of the Parent Category field for the root (highest-level) categories that do not have a parent, for which you may need to designate a value, such as 0 or -1 used in the Parent Category Id field of the root categories. The value will be set as default for the Data Source property.|
|No categories message||Message to be shown to users when the last (lowest-level) category is reached and there are no additional sub-categories to browse.|
|Number of Columns||Number of columns to output the list of the categories. The value will be set as default for the Number of Columns property.|
|Create Directory Path for the current directory||When selected the Path component will be automatically configured and placed above the Directory component on the page. Otherwise the Path will not be created.|
Click Preview to view the final form in its current state or Next to proceed to step 3.
The final step is to select a style for the form.
Click Preview to view the final form with the selected style. Click Finish to close the builder and generate the form.