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  • Help needed - validation errors

    I'm getting this error popup when I click on a row in a list: "Cannot save because there are validation errors".

    All I'm doing is clicking on the row, I'm not trying to save it. I have some fields in the record with validation rules - simple rules like minimum length and not blank. But I can create a new record and save it without any problems. The problem happens when I then try to click on it. No errors are showing in the browser console. It happens both in the browser and on Android with phonegap build.validation errors.PNG

    Help needed urgently. I have an angry customer! Its build 6012 of AA.


  • #2
    Re: Help needed - validation errors

    forgot to include the code in the click it is, nothing here likely to cause this problem from what I can see...….

    {dialog.Object}.setDisabled('BUTTON_72', true);
    {dialog.Object}.setDisabled('BUTTON_78', false);

    var lObj = {dialog.Object}.getControl('SITE_LIST');
    lObj.allowNullSelection = true;
    setTimeout(function() {lObj.deselectAll(); }, 400);
    this.allowNullSelection = false;


    • #3
      Re: Help needed - validation errors

      OK, found the offending code. It was in the onListDraw event:


      I'm sure this was working at some stage. Does anyone know if get_Date is valid in AA? If so, what is the correct syntax?

      PS> still don't know why this is causing an error message about validation errors????


      • #4
        Re: Help needed - validation errors

        OK, further info on the problem....seems the list doesn't like doing a set value on one of the fields of the list's detail view from a list event. This code was previously working so can only assume its a problem with the 6012 build.

        I replaced the setvalue with a reference to data[i].date_assigned. That seems to work ok.

        Last edited by; 10-10-2019, 12:02 AM.


        • #5
          Re: Help needed - validation errors

          The plot thickens.....
          The above did not fully fix the problem. It came back after I did another rebuild. I'm beginning to suspect this is another bug in build 6012.
          What I did discover is that if I turn off the property "Auto commit detail view on row select" in the list detail view properties, the message is replaced with "You must first save or cancel your changes to the list's detail view".

          So it seems AA thinks I've made changes to the lists detail view even though I have not edited it or added any new record, or programmatically changed any of the fields in the list. In fact it is happening when I start up the app and then click on a row in the list without doing anything else.

          I can work around it by adding the following to the click event for the button that displays the panel containing the list:
          var listObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('JOB_LIST');
          listObj.resetForm({prompt: false});

          It only happens once when the app is first initialised. It sounds like a bug to me since this didn't happen until I upgraded to build 6012.



          • #6
            Re: Help needed - validation errors

            I'd report it with a test case.
            Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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            US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)