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  • Defaulting data after selection in another field

    I have a dropdown on a grid component detail view with a list of options. When the user selects on the of the options, I use the Javascript onChange event to set information in text field in the same detail view. The problem I'm having is when I select one of the options, the value in the text field will initially change to the correct text, but then immediately revert back to the original value. I had this problem with the dropdown field, but I put the {noSetTimeOut} option in the onChange event of the dropdown, and that remedied the issue in the dropdown. Now the issue is with the text field doing this. I found a post about a week back where somebody was running into this issue, but I can't seem to find it again, but I remember the last reply from the original poster was how to resolve that second issue, and he didn't have a response. It was a post from some time ago, but I was hoping somebody else had run into and solved this problem as well. If I make a selection a second time while in edit mode in the detail view, the value in the text field will remain set to the value it's supposed to.

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    Re: Defaulting data after selection in another field

    Hey Keith, I was able to replicate this on build 3603-4668.
    If you watch this with firefox/firebug, you can see a callback occurring when a value is changed in your detail view.

    To remedy this, uncheck the property "Refresh data on row dirty" in the detail view property pane.
    Make sure to remove the {noSetTimeout} line from your javascript. The timeout wrapper is needed in this case.

    If you haven't already headed down this path, I highly recommend you start looking into list controls.

    Good luck.
    Nate Mitchell PMP


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      Re: Defaulting data after selection in another field

      Awesome! This worked great! The sheer number of properties to check can seem to bury the correct option sometimes. I'm only using the grid component because I inherited an existing project. All future work I've been doing is via UX's and list controls, which I also find much easier to work with.

      Thanks Nate!