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  • UX as alternate editing... Not Working

    I'm using a UX with a repeating section. I want to edit the information in the 'description' field so I am using the Action JavaScript "Open UX as an alternate editing view for current record"

    I mapped the fields, but the UX opens without any data from the description field. Funny thing is if I map a field that is not in the repeating section, then the UX opens with the filed data and I can change it, and push it back to the parent UX.

    Am I missing something here or is the Action JavaScript function not working with repeating sections?


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    Re: UX as alternate editing... Not Working

    I could be wrong, but I don't think that javascript action is intended to edit repeating section data. It's there to edit the primary current record... the parent.

    But... I have a question. You're in a UX, with a repeating section... so it's all bound to tables... why don't you want to edit the description field right there? Just curious.

    Another way to edit (not in the field) is to open a Window Container.


    • #3
      Re: UX as alternate editing... Not Working


      Thanks for the reply.

      The app is used on an Ipad so it's difficult to position the curser in just the right place. A pop-up with give the user more space to work with, thus making it much easier to edit.

      I also tried using a Window Container, but it seems because I am using panels that the pop-up does not work right either. It comes up without any field or button. I tried the same approach on another project I have that does not use panels and the Window Container - pop-up works just fine. So I guess it must be the panel that is causing a problem. May the Window Container is not designed to work within panels.


      • #4
        Re: UX as alternate editing... Not Working

        Using the Window Container, you have to provide all the tools... but it's not too tough.

        The Window Container will contain a Textbox Control, and 2 Buttons... 1 for Ok and 1 for Cancel.

        When you call the Window Container you'll have client side code which reads the value of the repeating section description and feeds it to the Textbox control in the Window Container.

        You'll edit the text and click OK or Cancel.

        Cancel will just close the Window.

        Ok, will take the edited description and write it back to the repeating section field... then close the window.

        Have a look...


        • #5
          Re: UX as alternate editing... Not Working


          All I can say is AWSOME! Your video was easy to understand and follow. I Made the changes and the pop-up is working.



          • #6
            Re: UX as alternate editing... Not Working

            Thank you David. That worked perfectly. The video made it easy, thank you for taking the time.

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