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  • Copy Previous Fields or Row

    {dialog.Object}.CopyRepeatingSectionRow('CONTAINER_1',1,3); is for a repeating section in a UX (Video D33). It does not work in a grid. Is there an equivalent way to do this in a grid? Ideally, I want to copy 4 or 5 fields in the previous record to the same fields in the new record but coping the row will also work. However, the user will need to delete or write over the none repeating field values.
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

  • #2
    Re: Copy Previous Fields or Row

    I do not believe there is an equivalent way to do this in a grid.

    But you could use javascript to grab the data from the previous row and then fill in the fields for the current row.

    A series of getvalue and setvalue commands should do the trick.

    Having said that, I'm not sure I'm the best person to WRITE those commands, but hopefully that will give you some ideas.


    • #3
      Re: Copy Previous Fields or Row

      I was thinking about the fields themselves. If they are relevant to the next record then they could just be set as default values or drop down choices. Or initial values.
      NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


      • #4
        Re: Copy Previous Fields or Row

        also you could do a look up to the same table with a filter and fill in fields...
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


        • #5
          Re: Copy Previous Fields or Row

          You could do a lookup, but only if you've saved the previous row. If you are adding multiple records at a time without saving ....

          But as to your other idea, you could certainly put something in the onChange event of each field, saving the field value to a global javascript variable.


          • #6
            Re: Copy Previous Fields or Row

            Hello Larry and Charles,

            First off, thank you for your suggestions. I looked at each one, searching for videos to see if there's any help there. I did find one but it requires writing code in both the server and client side events. Even then it will only work in the detail portion of a grid or if a grid is set to form view, not what I wanted. After some thought, I decided to expand the grid to include a detail view and then followed Charles' suggestion to use a Lookup and Fill in Fields Javascript. I wasn't sure oh to use the detail part to enter a new record but tried something I didn't know was available. I clicked the New Record link on the grid and the detail section popped up ready to enter a new record. Walla, problem solved. Now all I had to do was program the fields to do the lookups I needed. It works great doing exactly what I needed. It was easy to do and required no code, only a javascript.

            Thank you both. It gave me the direction I needed.
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.