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  • Removing a specific session variable

    Can you put this

    	delete session.EmployeeID
    into a button on a UX instead of in an .a5w page? I don't want to remove the session ID every time the page is loaded. Just when they click a button that says "End Session" or something.

  • #2
    Re: Removing a specific session variable

    I haven't tried it but if your method doesn't work perhaps a context.session method such as this might work:
    Context.Session.Abandon() terminates the current session.
    Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


    • #3
      Re: Removing a specific session variable

      To run server-side xbasic from a button in a UX you need to create an xbasic function. Something like this...

      function my_Xbasic_Function_Name_Here as c (e as p)
      'My xbasic code to begin here
      end function
      Then in your button use the action javascript "Ajax Callback". In the 'Function Name' property you would type the name of the function. In this example it would be my_Xbasic_Function_Name_Here.

      Now when that button is pressed it will run the specific xbasic function. What is it you're trying to accomplish here? Logout a user?
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
      Independent Developer & Consultant


      • #4
        Re: Removing a specific session variable

        Mike, yes. I'm not trying to log a user out, just an employee ID. I have a POS system that logs in with a register user/password, and when an employee makes a sale they swipe their mag card which records their EmployeeID. I'm making that a session variable also so it can follow over to expense requests, etc. Then there will be a button that the user will click to "log them out" so to speak. It will just remove the session variable that carries their Employee ID. Then a box comes up ready for the next employee to swipe their card.

        Make sense?


        • #5
          Re: Removing a specific session variable

          I understand. Perhaps instead of eliminating the session variable you can just make it blank or zero. Just a different way to skin a cat I suppose.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
          Programmatic Technologies, LLC

          Independent Developer & Consultant


          • #6
            Re: Removing a specific session variable

            Mike, that worked. I thought I tried that, but I must have missed something. Thanks!


            • #7
              Re: Removing a specific session variable

              Oh, that's a good idea. Then I wouldn't have the 'session.EmployeeID' in the field if no one is "logged in"