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  • JQuery to hide submit button in grid

    I have a dialog with a couple embedded grids. I have a button I use to save all changes to all grids. I want to hide the submit button for each grid and am trying to use this jquery function to accomplish it. Is there something I need to add to redesignate $ for jquery? Right now firebug is telling me this is not a function.

    Should this work?

    $("SALESTRAFFIC_SALESTRAFFIC.GRID_PART.SUBMITBUTTON_BOTTOM").hide();

    I am placing this in the ongridrender client side event.

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    Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

    You need to use noConfict in order for jQuery and Alpha to work together. Have a look here... http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.noConflict/

    You could put this in your a5w page, after you load an jQuery libs you're using.

    <script> if(typeof jQuery != 'undefined') jQuery.noConflict();</script>

    Then, any jQuery calls you make will start with jQuery instead of $

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    • #3
      Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

      Thanks Dave,

      So I can leave my code as I have it in my client side event withe code snippet you provided that handles the noconflict?

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      • #4
        Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

        I made those changes but it isn't working and firebug is telling me it it's not a function.

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        • #5
          Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

          Let me change my mind on this one. Take out the noConflict stuff... you don't really need it if you're not loading and executing any jQuery code directly in an a5w page.

          Alpha is loading the jQuery libraries for you... and... executing the noConflict code... so you don't have to worry about that stuff.

          All you want to do is hide a Grid Submit button... and you'd think that's be easy... and it is... kinda... and there are two ways to accomplish this.

          You haven't said why you want to use jQuery... but so be it. In the jQuery docs they say it's the same as setting display="none"... and it is... so you could do that.

          Code:
          $("SALESTRAFFIC_SALESTRAFFIC.GRID_PART.SUBMITBUTTON_BOTTOM").style.display="none";
          Which actually should be written with the Component Placeholder so you don't get messed up at some point...

          Code:
          $("{Grid.ComponentName}.GRID_PART.SUBMITBUTTON_BOTTOM").style.display="none";
          That will hide your button.

          If you really want to use jQuery you can... but it's a bit tougher... because .hide() only works on DIVs. I think I have that right... and my tests bear this out. And your button ain't sittin' in a DIV. But you can place a DIV around it.

          Go into your Grid Properties, into Custom Grid Toolbar Template... select the appropriate "Read-only" or "Editable" radio button choice, and click Insert default template.

          Then find your button and put a DIV around it... like...

          Code:
          <div id="mysubmit">
          	{grid.grid_part.submitbuttons}
          </div>
          Now... in your onGridRender code you can say...

          Code:
          jQuery( "#mysubmit" ).hide();
          Notice that you have to use the "longhand" version of calling jQuery... not the "$" shorthand notation. Alpha uses $ for it's own JS libraries... so you can't use it here. Since Alpha is already setting jQuery.noConflict() automatically, then you can use "jQuery" to reference jQuery stuff.

          And... you also have to use the hashtag as well.

          I think that's it.

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            Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

            Thanks David,

            I found the jquery hide() function while searching and didn't look at the documentation enough. Did not realize it would only work with div's. I was just looking for a quick/easy solution. Thanks for spelling all this out. I really need to become more proficient with javascript stat.

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            • #7
              Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

              Dave,

              How did you figure out what the component placeholder is to reach your conclusion?

              $("{Grid.ComponentName}.GRID_PART.SUBMITBUTTON_BOTTOM").style.display="none"; works great as you said it would

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              • #8
                Re: JQuery to hide submit button in grid

                Yeah... I have to say I was a little surprised about the DIV thing. Maybe it does work with other tags... but not input and button id's.

                When running under LivePreview etc. the grid alias name is GRID1 etc. That name gets used to ID the grid at runtime.
                When published... by default, the alias name is part, or all, of your saved grid name. You never know what it's going to resolve to until to look at it rendered.

                You could then write code to hide buttons... as you're doing... because you know your button ID is "SALESTRAFFIC_SALESTRAFFIC.GRID_PART.SUBMITBUTTON_BOTTOM"

                But... what if you change the saved name of your Grid? Your code would fail because you're rendered Button id is now something else.

                Using the {Grid.ComponentName} placeholder, Alpha takes whatever it's going to use as an Alias name and replaces {Grid.ComponentName} with it. Doesn't matter what your Grid is named now.

                That's a long version of the docs in the Insert Placeholders link for {Grid.ComponentName}.

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