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  • Prevent Parent Submit unless repeating section has at least one value

    Title pretty much says it all.

    I have the new record default on the parent to show only one repeating section row. The user can add additional rows by clicking a button

    It has a dropdown which saves a PK (numeric). The "if blank" message for the dropdown is "Select a Person" kinda deal

    I want the validation to fail if the user does not select at least one person (changing the blank "Select a Person" message to a numeric pk) so that the parent ux can NOT be saved

    I am able to get a count of rows...but that seems to ignore the fact that a row could not have a value in the dropdown.

    Thanks for any help you may provide!

  • #2
    Re: Prevent Parent Submit unless repeating section has at least one value

    okay since I cannot tell what is the field name in the repeating section
    say the field name is primary_key which is a dropdown, you need to check only the first row which is e.dataSubmitted.primary_key[1]
    so in the dialogValidate event
    dim pk as n
    pk = e.dataSubmitted.primary_key[1]
    if pk = "" then
    dialogValidate.hasError = .t.
    dialogValidate.errorText = " here you insert your favorite error message"
    end if
    then go to the middle of the function the same lines appear, comment them out so your logic will prevail.

    see if this works.
    thanks for reading


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    • #3
      Re: Prevent Parent Submit unless repeating section has at least one value


      then go to the middle of the function the same lines appear, comment them out so your logic will prevail.
      Haste makes waste....I failed to scroll down on this and forgot about the pre-entered code here negating my other work.

      Thanks so much!


      • #4
        Re: Prevent Parent Submit unless repeating section has at least one value

        But you don't need to go all the way to the Server to check for data that you already have... or don't have. That's like walking out of your house with nothing... going all the way to the store... and the store clerk says... what are you looking for... and you say... I'm checking to make sure I don't have anything. And the store clerk says... but you came in with nothing... so why didn't you check before you came all the way down here?

        On your submit button... you can either Submit or not. There's a couple of ways to check your repeating section...

        This option harvests a column. Since you're dealing with a dropdown you'll need to clean up the "empty" data a bit because the dropdown choices may come through as comma delimited.

        var checkVal = {dialog.Object}.harvestRepeatingSectionColumn('SystemType');
        checkVal = checkVal.replace(/,/g , "");
        if(checkVal == ''){
        	alert('Please fill in at least one row');

        This option grabs the 1st row of a control in a repeating section.

        var checkVal = {dialog.Object}.getValue('SystemType:1');
        if(checkVal == ''){
        	alert('Please fill in at least one row');


        • #5
          Re: Prevent Parent Submit unless repeating section has at least one value


          Good advice for javascript chops are pretty the server side approach fit my comfort level better...however...with your excellent code I was able to do the client side approach. Thank you !!