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  • Repeating Section Formatting broke after update

    Hello!

    I have a simple repeating section. It has a few label controls and a dropdown and textbox in it. Some of the controls I use the Field Label on, and after a recent update they are all not working correctly.

    I have a cost label that is updated programmatically, and I have the Field Label of that control set to Position: Right and Alignment: Left. The field label is $ / lb.

    This used to look correctly, where when a value was set in that control the field label would append to the right and look like 2.14 $ / lb.
    Now no matter what I do, the Field label is always above or below the control, it will not work when I set it to Left or Right so it is in-line with it. I have looked through all the options and tried tons of fixes and nothing fixes it. Not sure where to go from here.

    Have updates been breaking things lately? I also had a javascript function just stop firing for no reason until I went in and basically did nothing to it but add a console log and it started working. Getting frustrating with the random bugs being introduced.

  • #2
    Mine did too, but, after recalculating all controls that fixed the problem.

    just to be clear this is for version 7776
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
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    • #3
      Yup I just updated to 7776.

      Ah okay I will try that, maybe that is why the javascript wasn't firing as well. I'm having all kinds of weird issues on UX pages of things not working and formatting not working pretty much across the board. I must just need to recalculate them. Thanks!

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      • #4
        I recalculated all controls and that doesn't seem to have fixed any of the issues unfortunately.

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        • #5
          Sorry to hear that. If you're sure it's a bug you could always send a test case to Alpha.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
          Programmatic Technologies, LLC
          Programmatic-Technologies.com
          Independent Developer & Consultant

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          • #6
            Originally posted by natephillips7 View Post
            Have updates been breaking things lately? I also had a javascript function just stop firing for no reason until I went in and basically did nothing to it but add a console log and it started working. Getting frustrating with the random bugs being introduced.
            Yes, it's because they do not roll out updates with just bug fixes, they always introduce new things in every update that break working apps. They have always done this and yes, I agree it is really frustrating.
            Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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            • #7
              I've ended up completely re-writing or replacing several repeating sections. They've not fared well in recent updates.
              -Steve
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              • #8
                Thanks for the input Steve, I may have to do that.

                What do you recommend to replace them with to get similar functionality?

                If I just use repeating sections again would creating a new one and doing roughly the same thing fix the issues? Something to do with the way they are generated by alpha now vs before?

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                • #9
                  In one of my apps I've dumped repeating sections entirely. Went to list controls instead.

                  An even better option is a viewbox control, but, to be honest I haven't made the effort to get comfortable with it.
                  Mike Brown - Contact Me
                  Programmatic Technologies, LLC
                  Programmatic-Technologies.com
                  Independent Developer & Consultant

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                  • #10
                    I've tried doing that and enjoy working with lists quite a bit more, but the issue I've run into is I am dynamically populating the lists using code and Im not sure how to add an editable field into the list.

                    For the problem I posted above, they select an item from a dropdown and it populates the rest of the data in the list, but I need a textbox for the quantity field they can update. I've had trouble dynamically filling a list but allowing it to have editable controls on it. That have onchange events

                    Is there a way to do that?

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                    • #11
                      The list has built in editable controls? Is that what you mean?

                      List Editing.jpg
                      Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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                      • #12
                        I have an empty list with no defined columns or headings and I programmatically get a json and fill the list with data, but that data needs to be further edited in a single column (quantity needs to be filled in etc).
                        I've tried doing this in the past but haven't yet found a clean way to create an editable text box for a field like quantity.

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