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  • A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

    I want to modify my URL to filter a UX component.

    I found this documentation, which seems to get at what I am trying to do, but it is very dated, and not for version 12.

    Any way to do this is v12? Anybody have a document to share? Or would know what the proper syntax would be?

  • #2
    Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

    It's a bit hard to understand what you'd like to do here. Not sure what you mean by modify your URL.

    Do you want to process Request Variables passed in via your URL when your UX opens in order to filter a data bound UX component?


    • #3
      Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

      Yes, what you said.

      If a user is on the desktop, they will start on this page:

      For mobile app, I'll build a page with a dropdown of states.

      But basically, select a state, and the same UX component you were helping me with:

      would filter to show only sales reps in that state.

      I have a field named "Region" in my table that has state abbreviations. So I'm not sure if it is best to modify the URL as I stated above. So maybe if they click on Texas, it would just be a URL that looks like this:

      Although I don't think that syntax is correct for v12, and not sure if this is even the way to do this in v12.


      • #4
        Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

        Could you post your sales_map component / page? That will help.

        For mobile, you don't want to open another page... just another panel containing your sales info.

        I might do the same for a web page... use panels inside a page and just transition from the map to the sales list.


        • #5
          Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

          I am attaching my sales map. It's not an .a5w component file though, just .htm

          It probably will look ugly if you import it into Alpha Five.


          • #6
            Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

            Nobody has any ideas on this? I have a non-alpha webpage where you can click on a state to trigger a URL. I can make the URL for each state anything I want. I ultimately want all URLs to point to the same UX component. The UX component has a list with a bunch of sales people in it. I want to filter that list based on the URL, to show only sales reps in that state. Can that be done this way? Or is there a better way? (keeping in mind that the map I am referring to is not an alpha component of any kind).


            • #7
              Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax


              I replied to another one of your posts and laid out for you how to do this.


              • #8
                Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                Ok, thanks. It didn't fully make sense to me (probably because I am so new at this). I'll look at it again.


                • #9
                  Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                  I will post a sample ux demonstrating how it works for you.


                  • #10
                    Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                    Here you go Carl

                    Be sure to publish all of the files. I included a dbf with some dummy data. To try and mirror your current configuration I created a htm page with a simple select and button with the inline javascript necessary to create the url that will include the request variable. Be sure to open the htm page and start from there once you've published everything.

                    This is a very simple example but it demonstrates how it can work as long as you can access the onclick event for when the state is clicked on in your html based map. I feed a request variable to the ux and assign the request variable to a session variable. I use the session variable to filter the list. Look at the Server-Side OnDialogInitialize event for the request variable function.

                    I am not suggesting that this is the "best" possible design approach but it does provide you with the information you requested.



                    • #11
                      Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                      Thank you so much! I'll check this out today.


                      • #12
                        Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                        Josh, your method works great. Thanks for your help with this, I really do appreciate it!


                        • #13
                          Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                          Hey Josh, any thoughts on if I wanted a sales rep to be assigned to more than one state? Would I need a field for each state, and perhaps a yes or no as the data? Or is there a way I can have a single state field, but have multiple entries?


                          • #14
                            Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                            I guess for state, I could do comma separated values: NC,SC,TX, etc. But when I try to filter by SC for example, it doesn't return a field with multiple options, I guess because it is looking for just SC. Wondering if there is a better way.


                            • #15
                              Re: A5W Page Filter and Order Syntax

                              Have you been able to attach a State click event to the map?