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How can I set an order on a UX

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    How can I set an order on a UX

    If I load the primary keys into a UX, how can I impose a sort other than the primary key?

    For instance, I want to load all of the records, but I want it sorted by customer name, not by primary key.

    I have a user who is trying to duplicate the functionality of the desktop next/prev controls for a form, especially after a customer does a search.

    I have a UX data bound to invoices, loading the primary keys. User searches for the invoice of a particular customer. If they then want to see the previous invoice for that customer, on the desktop they would just click prev. But I am having trouble doing that on the web.

    Re: How can I set an order on a UX

    To sort, get into your Server-side, onDialogInitialize event, and Edit the Server Side Action... "Get Primary Keys...". Here you'll see an Order property.

    For the 2nd part, I'm not sure you're going to easily get that functionality. In your desktop app, all rows are delivered and are always available... you're filtering against all retrieved rows. With the UX, a callback is made for each search, re-delivering only those rows that satisfy the query. You may have 1000 rows to start, but upon a search for an Invoice you'll now only have 1 row.

    If you switched to a List control with a Detail View you could get what you want. The List Control can be filtered client-side. You'd search for an Invoice, find it, and then filter your List based on the Customer associated with that Invoice... and then make the List row containing your Invoice the current row in the List. Now you have a List positioned correctly... and can Prev/Next through the List.


      Re: How can I set an order on a UX

      Assuming you're using more than one table, I think this would be done in the binding.2019-04-04_12-56-18.png

      If you are using a view, you would set the order in the view definition.

      The last option (this is an afterthought on my part), if you're using the server-side action
      to get the primary keys, would be to set the order in that action. 2019-04-04_13-07-31.png
      Last edited by madtowng; 04-04-2019, 02:11 PM. Reason: one more option.
      Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


        Re: How can I set an order on a UX

        you have to re-fetch the primary keys, imposing the order/filter that you want. there is an action in action javascript that does this.