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  • Get a pointer to a Tabbed UI Pane

    How can I get a pointer to a Tabbed UI Pane?

    Here is the scenario....

    I have a tabbed UI that opens two UXs. One UX is called "Loads", the other is called "Carriers".

    From the Loads UX, I want to execute a search and find a specific record in the Carrier UX.

    The Loads UX contains a control with the value of the primary key of the carrier record I am looking for.

    I have not been able to figure out how to get a pointer to the Carrier UX. If I can do that, I can execute a search.

  • #2
    Re: Get a pointer to a Tabbed UI Pane

    Hi Joe,

    If "Carriers" is a child component of "Loads" - opened in a new Tabbed UI pane via Action Javascript - specify an Alias for the child UX component and use the {dialog.object}.getChildComponent('ALIAS_HERE','ux') method to get a pointer to Carriers. You can define the alias in the action javascript settings for opening the UX.

    If both of these are opened by clicking two separate buttons in the tabbed ui, you can still use aliases to make your job easier. If you know the alias for the UX Component, Carrier UX, you can get at the {dialog.object} for that UX through the window object. Specifying an alias makes it very easy to reference components in a tabbed UI.

    tabbeduiCompAlias.png

    For Example, if you've given your Carrier UX the alias "CARRIER", you can get a pointer to the UX in javascript:
    Code:
    //Javascript to get the UX component
    var ux = window['CARRIER_DlgObj'];
    if (ux) {
        alert(ux.dialogId + " exists!");
    } else {
        alert("UX doesn't exist yet...");
    }
    If you don't specify an alias, it's generated for you at run-time. You could add code to each UX component or add code to the events for when the tab is opened. But specifying an alias is probably easier.

    If you're not familiar with component aliases, I highly encourage you watch these 2 videos:

    I hope this was helpful!
    Sarah Mitchell
    Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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    • #3
      Re: Get a pointer to a Tabbed UI Pane

      Thank you Beta! the window object did the trick for me.

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