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Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

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  • Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

    Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production? Something like this:

    If A5_Live_Preview
    session.Company = "Test"
    session.UserID = 99
    End if

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    Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

    For a UX you can simply write in the 'onDialogInitalize' server side event. Just comment out the code before publishing to your live server.

    There is a better way to do this so you don't have to comment out code all the time by using an if eval_valid()... but I'd have to search through my notes to find the code.

    Code:
    session.Company = "Test"
    
    session.UserID = 99
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    • #3
      Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

      Mike's got it.

      From the code sample in the OnGridInitialize event:

      Code:
      'TIP: To simulate session variables when running in Working Preview you can use this code:
      if eval_valid("request.SERVER_PROTOCOL") then 
      	if request.SERVER_PROTOCOL = "A5RES" then 
      		'running in working preview
      		session.var1 = "simulated value for var1"
      	end if 
      end if
      Peter
      AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

      [email protected]
      https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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      • #4
        Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

        Is there something like that for Live Preview ?

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        • #5
          Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

          Originally posted by lvasic View Post
          Is there something like that for Live Preview ?
          I don't understand ...Peter and I answered this.
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          • #6
            Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

            In live preview you can use session variables.
            Peter
            AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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            • #7
              Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

              Maybe I'm slow because I haven't slept much all week, but isn't Peter talking about working preview? I was thinking Live Preview. Also, I'm aware that I can comment stuff out, but I'd like to leave it so I don't need to keep uncommenting and then commenting...

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              • #8
                Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                Our suggestions work for both working & live preview.
                Mike Brown - Contact Me
                Programmatic Technologies, LLC
                Programmatic-Technologies.com
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                • #9
                  Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                  Thank you. I did not know that!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                    BTW that code doesn't work for live preview.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                      This is what I'm testing now:
                      if substr(request.script_name,2,11) = "LivePreview" .or. substr(request.script_name,1,5) = "a5res"
                      session.UserID = 99
                      end if

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                      • #12
                        Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                        Let us know if it works - and which event.

                        I've had problems too w. Alpha's method above.
                        Peter
                        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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                        • #13
                          Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                          There used to be a flag.....something like isWorkingOrLivePreview = .t.

                          I used to use that all the time, but now it doesn't seem to work anymore. This is a really annoying problem as there is all kinds of stuff I have to comment or uncomment out now.

                          Alpha, please give us a handy flag to test for working and live preview.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Is there a way to only run code in Live Preview but not production?

                            This seems to work...

                            Code:
                            if eval_valid("request.script_name") then
                            	if *ANY(request.script_name,"LivePreview") .or. *ANY(request.script_name,"a5res") then
                            		session.UserID = 99
                            	end if
                            end if

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                            • #15
                              Here's an update to David Kate's solution that works even with components called as linked, subcomponents, or lookup grids.

                              Code:
                              IF eval_valid("request.script_name") .OR. eval_valid("request.SERVER_PROTOCOL") THEN
                                  IF *ANY(request.script_name,"LivePreview") .OR. *ANY(request.script_name,"a5res") .OR. request.SERVER_PROTOCOL = "A5RES" THEN
                                     'Your code to execute in Working Preview or Live Preview goes here
                                 END IF
                              END IF
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