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  • Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

    So this might be a noob question but I'm new to web development and I have created a login.a5w page that gets the current user in the HTML xbasic code, not server side.

    I put some more xbasic code to display that information on my page but it only displays after I click reload.

    I then use that user name to filter a grid in a tabbed UI. If I reload the page and then manually go to the tabbed UI it pulls the correct information. If I don't reload or have an auto redirect the session variable does not seem to pass to the grid. I'm really confused as to what is going on.

    This is my code from the login page:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <%a5 dim session.Userid as c = "" %>
    <html>

    Then inside the component chunk of code i have:
    <%a5 ?"User: "+if(variable_exists("session.Userid"),session.Userid,"") %>
    I have this below the body tag to output the value of the session variable for testing purposes.

    Like I said this last bit only displays something after "User: " if I refresh after the login.

    Hmm i guess I should be taking some action after login to refresh everything?

    Not really sure.

  • #2
    Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

    What is it you are trying to do? ...just create a login component that sets up a userid session variable and then redirect the user to your main page?

    BTW, welcome to the forum.
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

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    • #3
      Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

      Thank you for the welcome and sorry for not being more clear, but yes, that is essentially what I want to do. I have a login page and a tabbed UI. When the user logins they should go to the tabbed UI and the grid component should filter based on username. The query only returns projects associated to that user.

      For some reason this works if I reload the login page and then redirect to the tabbed UI. I'm not sure if this is the norm and if there would be any implications later by doing it this way. It seems like the code in the on login event that sets the session variable only works on reload not when the user first logs in. Here is the code I'm currently using in the login component's onlogin event:

      dim session.Userid as c = ""
      session.Userid = a5ws_getcurrentuser()

      '---reload and then redirect so session variable saves

      e.url = "Login.a5w"
      e.url = "TabbedUI_UXProjects.a5w"

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      • #4
        Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

        Take a look at this thread: http://www.alphasoftware.com/alphafo...-report-letter

        It starts out talking about a report but around post #5 we get into setting session variables via the login component.

        All of this code goes into the onLogin server-side event of your login component. You don't write anything on the login.a5w page.
        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Programmatic-Technologies.com
        Independent Developer & Consultant

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        • #5
          Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

          Awesome it worked!

          Now I have:

          if e.loginSucceeded = .t.
          session.Userid = a5ws_getcurrentuser()
          e.url = "TabbedUI_UXProjects.a5w"
          end if

          This works, but I'm not sure why it required the "if e.loginSucceeded" though, since obviously it logged me in all the other times I just had to reload the page to get the session variable to save.

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          • #6
            Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

            It isn't required but many developers want to perform other functions based on if a login succeeded or not. For example I log successful and failed logins and I do it in the same server-side event.
            Mike Brown - Contact Me
            Programmatic Technologies, LLC
            Programmatic-Technologies.com
            Independent Developer & Consultant

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            • #7
              Re: Session variable not passing back to page unless I reload the page after login

              Thanks so much!

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