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  • Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

    I am wanting to put a checkbox (or a button) on a list control that will toggle the value of a logical field "entered" from False (0) to True (1)
    I am using SQL Server with the column "entered" as a bit column

    My first preference is a checkbox
    Is there a simple way of doing this?

    If I go with a button, I would need the button text to change from "Entered" to "Not Entered"

    I am currently doing this using a logical checkbox in the detail part of the UX with a "{dialog.object}.submit();" action on the onChange event for the field "entered"

    Just thinking it would be a little more user friendly to be able to click on a checkbox in the list (or button) while scrolling the list

    I have read numerous messages, watched videos and on this topic and was hoping for something new that might be simple

    I have looked into the "has row selector column" for a grid, but I want to stay with a UX


  • #2
    Re: Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

    A list is not, in and of itself, editable. But you can certainly add a clickable object to the list, run some sql code to update the value, then refresh the list with the new value. Then you could show/hide the two buttons (one which says Entered, the Other says Not Entered) based on the value of the field.

    Just a thought!


    • #3
      Re: Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

      You many be able to use a technique Selwyn has shown in video UX_V12--110 : Multi-select List Control - Icon to Indicate Selected Row. Might get you started.

      As well, there was this posted some time ago... not sure if it's valid for what you'd like to do.


      • #4
        Re: Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

        Thanks Larry and David
        May stick with what I currently have for the time being.

        On a side note ....
        Should the following work on the "on click" event of a button on a list or a ux, with the intent of toggling a logical field value? (from another message thread with different circumstances)

        var bttn = {dialog.Object}.getValue('entered');

        if (bttn==1){





        • #5
          Re: Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

          that code is for getting and setting the value of a control like a textbox.

          It would only work for a list if the value you were getting and setting were the primary key - and the primary key was the value of the list.


          • #6
            Re: Checkbox (or button) in list control of UX that toggles logical field value

            Thanks Larry