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  • Programatically insert record into repeating section

    I need to insert a new record into a repeating section. The problem I'm running into is that I cannot figure out how to get the highest row number in the section. If I get that then I could just add 1 and I'm there. Another solution would be to simply insert the record using a SQL INSERT and not using the repeating section at all, but again I am lost as to how this can be done.

    Why do I need this you ask? When the user clicks on the Save (submit) button I need to write some data to a Audit table with the Date, Time, Username and a System generated comment as to what UX they were using.The Audit table does not need to be linked to the UX.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

    Hi Lou,
    I think this is what you specifically asked for... https://documentation.alphasoftware....t%20Method.xml ,

    and this might give you some other options : https://www.viddler.com/embed/7ee7d6...edId=undefined .

    I do a lot of the logging you're talking about, with the exception that I haven't been worried about what component the user did it from, unless MySQL threw an error.
    Gregg
    https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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    • #3
      Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

      Gregg
      Thank you, this is exactly what I am looking for. But, I ran into another problem of which I have never seen before. For some reason I cannot set the value of the controls in the repeating section. I can do it by setting a default value for the control, but not using {dialog.object}.setValue. Here is a piece of code that fires when save button is clicked.

      {dialog.Object}.setValue('chkTravel','1');
      {dialog.object}.addRepeatingSectionRow('CONTAINER_2')
      var mynotedate = Date();
      var mytech = session.username;
      var mynotes = "Start Travel";
      // --- BELOW IS THE REPEATING SECTION ---
      {dialog.object}.setValue('OrderNumber','myordernumber');
      {dialog.object}.setvalue('dtNoteDate',mynotedate);
      {dialog.object}.setvalue('tstrUser',mytech);
      {dialog.object}.setvalue('memNotes',mynotes);
      {dialog.object}.submit();
      {dialog.object}.panelSetActive('PANELCARD_1');

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      • #4
        Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

        You're so close Lou,
        I think these will help you do what you want to do.
        {dialog.Object}.getRepeatingSectionActiveRow(sectionName ,flagLogicalRowNumber)
        Capture.PNG
        Gregg
        https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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        • #5
          Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

          You're so close Lou,
          I think these will help you do what you want to do.
          {dialog.Object}.getRepeatingSectionActiveRow(sectionName ,flagLogicalRowNumber)
          Capture.PNG
          Gregg
          https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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          • #6
            Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

            Gregg

            Thanks again for the link. I've tried all I can think of. I'm getting an error when trying to set the value of the controls. Funny thing is I can set the value of the first control in the row, but not the other controls. Error is 'object doesn't support property or method 'setvalue'

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            • #7
              Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

              Lou,

              Show us what you isn't working (please include non-proprietary sample data if possible).
              Odds are pretty high we can make it work.
              Gregg
              https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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              • #8
                Re: Programatically insert record into repeating section

                Gregg

                Decided to start from scratch. New UX, added my tables and controls. So far it is working like a charm. Must have been something in the other UX that got corrupted along the way. Should have taken this approach from the beginning.
                Thanks for all your help!

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                • #9
                  Re: Programatically insert record into repeating section

                  I know that thinking. I've avoided repeating sections for so long because they just seemed to complicate things.
                  My first attempt at something with repeating sections failed miserably (something about the layout and scrolling kept binging me up).
                  My current effort is going much better.
                  Gregg
                  https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                  • #10
                    Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

                    Yeah, a few years ago I built a Sales Quote app for the web and mobile. I used a repeating section, had item look-up, discounts, all the bells and whistles needed and it worked out very well. This current project is so simple when compared to that. Granted I've been idle for a while, but it should have gone real smooth. So, if not repeating sections, what is the alternative? A grid?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Programatically insert record into repeating section

                      Kinda funny you say that...my current project is to create something so that when we give a quote, we have one place for everyone in the
                      building to recover the quote. I'm trying to make it as "idiot proof" as possible.
                      Gregg
                      https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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                      • #12
                        Re: Progmatically insert record into repeating section

                        and yes...I'm fond of grids just because they're so useful for searching.
                        Gregg
                        https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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