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  • in-place editing based on client side data cache.

    I want to use the in-place editing option of the list.
    The issue is that i want it for an offline application.
    The data I want to display will be based on client side data cache. I want to filter that list and fill in another column of the list,

    The client side data cache contains the items.
    the list contains
    I wat to allow the user to select itemdescription (making the item description a dropdown list) in-place edit.
    the items displayed should be filtered based on itemtype variable
    then when the user select an item, I want to fill the itemcode in the list.

    has anybody done something similar?

    Thank you for any input


  • #2
    Oh Boy I want to do this as well and I have not been able to work it out. Hope someone out there has an answer.


    • #3
      Is the question how to populate the dropdown from the client-side data cache? Filter the list of choices? Or how to update the other values?

      The in-place editing documentation has an example of changing the dropdown. You could use this approach to set the data values.

      You could also look at using a client-side Data Series. If you go the route of the client-side data series, you could do something like this in the settings that define the dropdown options:

      var choices = [];
      if ({dialog.object}._dataSeriesData) {
          var productIds = {dialog.object}._dataSeriesData.products.ProductID;
          var productNames = {dialog.object}._dataSeriesData.products.ProductName;
          var discontinued = {dialog.object}._dataSeriesData.products.Discontinued;
          var _d = A5.makeArrayOfArrays(productNames,productIds,discontinued); //undocumented; will fix
          for (var i = 0; i < _d.length; i++) {
              if (_d[i][2] === "F") {
      return choices;
      You can use the field's onChange event to repopulate the choices. Or set values in other controls.

      TIP: This will fetch data from the current selected list row:

      var lobj = {dialog.object}.getControl("LIST1"); // replace with your list's id
      if (lobj) {
          var selectedData = lobj.selectionData[0];
      If you provide some specifics, I'll add some How To articles.
      Sarah Mitchell
      Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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      • #4
        Hi Sarah,
        Thank you for your reply.
        What I want to do is the following:

        1-I have a data series with the following field:

        2-I have a list with the following columns:

        I want to allow the user to change/add a row to the list
        The productdescription should be a dropdown based on the dataserie filtered for 1 productype.
        When the user selects a productdescription then the productid (in that list) should be filled.

        I think the solution you provided should work, but I am currently working on something else.
        I should work on this probably on wednesday.

        Thank you again for your help