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(dialog.object.newRecord(cloneExisting... Used at part of UX to add records not working

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  • (dialog.object.newRecord(cloneExisting... Used at part of UX to add records not working


    I have a UX that I want to use to add new records to the database.
    I want the new record to retain information in some of the fields from the existing record and present others as blanks to enter data in.
    The UX contains a list and many fields databound to the underlying table all of that works well.

    The method
    {dialog.object}.newRecord({cloneExisting: flagClone, fieldsToNotCopy: ignoreList});
    seems to be designed to do just what I want. However for me it is not working.

    I put this in the onClick event of a button, with flagClone = true and an appropriate list of fields as shown below:
    {dialog.object}.newRecord({cloneExisting: true, fieldsToNotCopy: ['GBSF','F_I_P_R','ITEM_DATE','TASK_CODE_NO']});

    After saving and going to Working Preview, clicking on the button will work one time, allowing me to add one record.
    after submitting that one record, it will not work again, in fact the button does nothing at that point.
    There is no change to the input screen and nothing gets "dirty"

    I have used the base form of this method {dialog.object}.newRecord(); and that works for adding multiple records in sequence as expected.
    I am running AlphaAnywhere V12, Build 2999 System addins 4519, I applied patches today.
    Windows 10

    I will be happy to share screen shots etc.. just tell me what you wish to see.

    A few questions:
    1) Am i missing something here?
    2) Are the field names case sensitive, All my fields are all lowercase with no spaces, I've tried both upper and lower case field names with the same bad result.

    Thanks for the help


  • #2
    Re: (dialog.object.newRecord(cloneExisting... Used at part of UX to add records not working

    Hi Kevin,

    I just tried this and it seems ok. Fieldnames seems to be case-insensitive. When you say... "Build 2999... I applied patches today"... what does that mean. That you patched up to 2999... or you're running a pre-release?
    The only suggestion I have is post your UX and a table (with a few records) and I'll have a look.


    • #3
      Re: (dialog.object.newRecord(cloneExisting... Used at part of UX to add records not working

      Thanks for the reply. I am not running any pre-release version.
      I forgot to mention, I am using a MYSQL database
      I've attached the UX, I'm not sure how to attach a table and there are several that this UX references (mostly as lookups for dropdown menus)
      I do have my development site on Zebrahost and would give you the password privately if you wanted to poke around there.

      You will see in the attached UX three buttons for adding records, the top one works, the bottom two work once, then stop.

      Attached Files
      Last edited by Kevin at LECESSE; 03-18-2016, 02:27 PM. Reason: Attached Wrong Version of UX file


      • #4
        Re: (dialog.object.newRecord(cloneExisting... In UX: PROBLEM SOLVED


        I was trying create a UX with an embedded list to add a new records which retained some of the values from the previous record to avoid typing repeating information over again. Cloning a partial record.

        This was a case of inexperienced operator error. (inexperience with JavaScript and all the things it can do)
        My UX didn't work correctly because there was a stray Javascript Action that was populating all my controls, after the {Dialog.Oject.newRecord({cloneExisting: true, fieldsToNot Copy: ['field_1','field_2','field_3"]}); method fired. Once I got rid of that, things worked as expected.

        Here is where I have Action Javascript related to this task
        LOCATION: UX: Properties: Javascript: Javascript Actions - ACTION: Populate Controls in a UX component with data from Tables

        LOCATION: UX: Controls: Add New record Button: Javascript - (touch, mouse...: Click - ACTION: {Dialog.Object}.newRecord({cloneExisting: true, fieldsToNotCopy: ['Primary_key_field','field_1',field_2','field_3','as_many_additional_fields_as_needed']});

        You need to have all the {, [, (, ' and ,'s in the correct places

        LOCATION: UX: Events: Server-side: ACTION: ExecuteServerSideAction("Save Data::Save_Submitted_Data_to_Table_s_2")

        There is pretty good documentation on the first and third of the items above in the Liberty Manuals

        Also note, I included the auto increment field for the table in the list of fieldsToNotCopy so I would avoid creating a new record with the same primary key field value.
        I'm not sure that is required.

        Thanks to DavidK for commenting.

        Kevin Callanan