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    getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened

    I know how to get the value of fields from a selected Grid Expander (child) Row:

    I can use a button to call this code from the Parent:

    var rownum = pObj._selectedRow;
    var objName = '{grid.componentName}_R' + rownum + 'G1_GridObj';

    var childRow = window[objName]._selectedRow;
    var getPrice = window[objName].getValue('G','PRICE',window[objName]._selectedRow);

    Here's where I'm having a problem:
    1. There's a Button on the Expander Row (above) that opens a UX and I want to populate values on the UX with values from the selected row of the Expander Row. I "thought" (incorrectly, obviously) that if the Button was on the Expander row, itself, that the Expander Row would be the Parent (and it would be easy). But, when the UX is open, it sees the "Parent" as the Parent of the Expander Row.
    2. How can I get data from the "Selected Row" of the Expander to the newly-opened UX? I know if can probably be done with Session Variables, but I'd prefer to access the data I want using a "getParentObject" method, if possible (it's cleaner that way). I just don't know how to get to the "child" of the Parent, FROM the newly opened UX.

    If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate any help you can offer.

    Hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday!


    Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened

    I'm having difficulty parsing your terminology. It might be easier if you said parent grid and child grid, but whatever. If your button is on the same row/grid as the data, you can pass in the values to the UX using arguments. Selwyn has videos showing how to do this. I use this method all the time.
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      Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened

      Is this what you're looking for? This is Video D58.

      This talks about setting up the parent grid and the row number as arguments.


        Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened

        David and Peter: Thanks so much for responding. I apologize for not communicating very well. I'm very familiar with the video you referred to... and use it all the time.

        BUT, in this case, I'm trying something different: I'll try to explain better... and with some images:

        For this component, I'm calling up a "modal popup UX" FROM one of the rows of an already-expanded grid (see Image 1). As you can see, once expanded that record has 3 rows. On the "green" expanded row, there's a button (red text) that says "Invoice Now!" When clicked, that button opens a UX (modal pop-up). See Image 2. As you can see, I have no problems pre-populating the top section, but I want to populate the middle section with the 3 blue-circled fields from whichever expanded row I'm on. That's why I need to get information from "the Parent's Child... selected row" (I can get the data from the "first 'child' row, but not from the "selected" child row, if it's not the first row).

        I hope that makes more sense. FYI, if I wanted to get the "selected child row" from the grid's parent, that's easy (that's the code I showed)... BUT, I don't know how to do it when I'm trying to get "the child's date from the parent, from another child (at least, that's the best way I can explain what I'm trying to do). I think the images show it best.

        I'd appreciate any suggestions.

        Thanks again for your help.

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          Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened


          I would do it as I said using arguments. Define 3 arguments on your popup UX - Category, Description, Price. Set them to the corresponding UX fields. Set the default values of each of those UX fields to the corresponding argument like this:

          In the Action JS that calls the UX from the red button, find the arguments section and click on it. You should see your 3 arguments from the UX. Double click on each and set the corresponding field from your grid.

          That should fill in the values from the child grid to the popup UX when you open the UX from the button.
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            Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened


            Checkout videos G_V12-18.

            Not sure if that is the same as David's video.
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              Re: getValue of Grid Expander Row from UX opened

              Peter, you're amazing! I can't believe you took the time to write over the holiday weekend.

              I must have had "brain freeze"... once I used the "arguments," as you recommended, I was able to accomplish exactly what I needed. The G-V12-18 video was also a great help to me as I try to acquire new skills. I hadn't seen that one before.

              Again, I really appreciate your help. That will allow me to deliver a major feature upgrade to my customer.