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  • File Upload Action Javascript Problem

    Web app running 5667-5254

    The file I upload disappears after I make a change to the record.

    Typed 'Test' then saved. Then I uploaded a small PDF. It saves successfully...
    Ashampoo_Snap_Tuesday, June 11, 2019_10h58m59s_012_.png

    Ashampoo_Snap_Tuesday, June 11, 2019_10h59m06s_013_.png

    Add '123' then save again. My upload disappears!...
    Ashampoo_Snap_Tuesday, June 11, 2019_10h59m24s_014_.png

    Ashampoo_Snap_Tuesday, June 11, 2019_10h59m32s_015_.png

    Here are my testing components. This seems like a serious bug...unless I'm missing something?


    SQL Create code...
    /****** Object:  Table [dbo].[File_Upload_Test]    Script Date: 6/11/2019 11:06:38 AM ******/
    CREATE TABLE [dbo].[File_Upload_Test](
    	[ID] [INT] IDENTITY(101,1) NOT NULL,
    	[Some_Text] [NVARCHAR](50) NULL,
    	[ID] ASC
    Last edited by mikeallenbrown; 06-11-2019, 05:04 PM. Reason: Anyone ever really read this part??
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Independent Developer & Consultant

  • #2
    Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

    This is a bug... and it's been there for a long time. The build I have that this is working is 5221, July 2018. I'd guess it's been broken since November 2018 when there were 3 "official" releases that month.


    • #3
      Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

      Originally posted by Davidk View Post
      This is a bug... and it's been there for a long time. The build I have that this is working is 5221, July 2018. I'd guess it's been broken since November 2018 when there were 3 "official" releases that month.
      ugh...I suspected as much. An app I maintain uses this extensively. Wasn't until a client discovered their PDF's wouldn't download that I the discovered this. Who knows how many hundreds (or more) documents are now gone. Makes me want to scream. I can't freaking test everything in an app for every new release.

      I'll report this to Alpha and I'll post their response here.
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
      Independent Developer & Consultant


      • #4
        Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

        I'm sorry to say that's the same situation I'm in. Alpha breaks so much and so often that I must test every aspect of an app when moving to a new release. Alpha has shown they won't test their work. It's up to us to do that.


        • #5
          Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

          It's really bad actually. You guys aren't the only ones frustrated.
          Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 6699-5464 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


          • #6
            Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

            Selwyn's response and workaround:

            I was able to duplicate the problem and we are working on a fix.
            in the meantime, there is a work around.
            after you upload and image and then save the data execute this javascript to clear out the file upload control

            $('DLG1.V.R1.FILEUPLOAD_1').value = ''

            Update: It's now fixed. I presume it'll be in the next prerelease.
            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Independent Developer & Consultant


            • #7
              Re: File Upload Action Javascript Problem

              That work around does work. Use a placeholder, just to be safe...

              $('{dialog.ComponentName}.V.R1.FILEUPLOAD_1').value = '';