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  • Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

    Hi,
    I'm new to Alpha and am struggling with getting data back from a list on a UX. I'm using the following code :
    var l_rowNum = {dialog.object}.getRepeatingSectionActiveRow('LIST1');
    in the onClick event of a button after highlighting a row in the list and I just get a script error message.
    Can anyone help.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

    Originally posted by GettingFrazzled View Post
    Hi,
    I'm new to Alpha and am struggling with getting data back from a list on a UX. I'm using the following code :
    var l_rowNum = {dialog.object}.getRepeatingSectionActiveRow('LIST1');
    in the onClick event of a button after highlighting a row in the list and I just get a script error message.
    Can anyone help.
    Thanks
    Are you using a List Control or a Repeating Section. These two constructs are completely different.

    It sounds like you are using a List Control.

    If you want to get the value from a List Control, the syntax is:
    Code:
    var listValue = {dialog.object}.getValue('LIST1');
    The above will return the value of the selected row. If the List is based on a SQL data source, the return value may be the Primary Key for the record.

    If you want to query the List Control itself, you need to get a pointer to the List Control and call methods on the List. EG:
    Code:
    var listObject = {dialog.object}.getControl('LIST1');
    listObject._selectAll();
    Use the Insert Method dialog to insert methods for the List control. Search for "listObject" for a listing of methods that can be called on a List Object, which you can get by calling {dialog.object}.getControl('LIST_ID').

    See http://www.alphasoftware.com/documen...edapplications for more information about the List control.
    Sarah Mitchell
    Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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    • #3
      Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

      The UX using a list was just a test as I was getting nowhere with getting data from a grid. In the grid I have 5 data columns, fields are SN_User_Id, SN_Key, SN_Description, SN_Value and SN_Prefix. Each row on the grid also has a button. The idea was that a row is highlighted then the button on the highlighted row is clicked and the code will trigger an ajax callback. Before the callback, I need to get the data from the highlighted row in fields SN_User_Id and SN_Key. The code getting the row number using getselectedrow works. However getting the data in the user id field gives errors as follows :
      var l_user_id = {grid.object}.getvalue('G','SN_USER_ID',l_rowNum) gives the error "Object doesn't support property or method 'getvalue'"
      and
      var l_user_id = {grid.object}.getvalue('G',SN_USER_ID,l_rowNum) gives the error "'SN_USER_ID' is undefined.
      Do I have to define the fields somewhere else ?
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

        Originally posted by GettingFrazzled View Post
        The UX using a list was just a test as I was getting nowhere with getting data from a grid. In the grid I have 5 data columns, fields are SN_User_Id, SN_Key, SN_Description, SN_Value and SN_Prefix. Each row on the grid also has a button. The idea was that a row is highlighted then the button on the highlighted row is clicked and the code will trigger an ajax callback. Before the callback, I need to get the data from the highlighted row in fields SN_User_Id and SN_Key. The code getting the row number using getselectedrow works. However getting the data in the user id field gives errors as follows :
        var l_user_id = {grid.object}.getvalue('G','SN_USER_ID',l_rowNum) gives the error "Object doesn't support property or method 'getvalue'"
        and
        var l_user_id = {grid.object}.getvalue('G',SN_USER_ID,l_rowNum) gives the error "'SN_USER_ID' is undefined.
        Do I have to define the fields somewhere else ?
        Thanks
        Javascript is a case sensitive language. The function name is "getValue", not "getvalue". You could actually define two functions, "getValue" and "getvalue", and they would be interpreted as different functions in Javascript. So, the first error message you see, "Object doesn't support property or method 'getvalue'", indicates that the function name is wrong.

        The second error, "'SN_USER_ID' is undefined" is an error because no variable with the name "SN_USER_ID" exists.

        The code below should address the first error you saw:
        Code:
        var l_user_id = {grid.object}.getValue('G', 'SN_USER_ID', l_rowNum);
        Sarah Mitchell
        Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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        • #5
          Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

          Thank you for your help. I have another question, I'm using ajaxcallback to trigger a xbasic function and I would like this function to return values to several textboxes. The code I'm trying is below.
          js = "{dialog.object}.setValue('textbox2','"+rs.data(17)+"');{dialog.object).setValue('textbox3','"+rs.data(18)+"');"
          Get_Branch_Defaults=js
          Is this possible ?
          Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

            Originally posted by GettingFrazzled View Post
            Is this possible ?
            Yes. It is possible. http://www.alphasoftware.com/documen...ajax callbacks
            Sarah Mitchell
            Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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            • #7
              Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

              Thanks, In my application when the user is setting up a new product, there are several fields which need to be set with defaults, I have already got an ajaxcallback working returning 1 variable, but for the call back to return several it's the syntax I'm struggling with. The code
              js = "{dialog.object}.setValue('textbox2','"+rs.data(17)+"');{dialog.object).setValue('textbox3','"+rs.data(18)+"');"
              Get_Branch_Defaults=js
              gives the error "Expected ';'"
              Thank you

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              • #8
                Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

                Originally posted by GettingFrazzled View Post
                Thanks, In my application when the user is setting up a new product, there are several fields which need to be set with defaults, I have already got an ajaxcallback working returning 1 variable, but for the call back to return several it's the syntax I'm struggling with. The code
                js = "{dialog.object}.setValue('textbox2','"+rs.data(17)+"');{dialog.object).setValue('textbox3','"+rs.data(18)+"');"
                Get_Branch_Defaults=js
                gives the error "Expected ';'"
                Thank you
                Expected ; indicates that you have a syntax error. Which you do:

                Code:
                js = "{dialog.object}.setValue('textbox2','"+rs.data(17)+"');{dialog.object[B][COLOR="#FF0000"])[/COLOR][/B].setValue('textbox3','"+rs.data(18)+"');"
                Get_Branch_Defaults=js
                Correct the syntax error and the error should go away - assuming there are no other errors.
                Sarah Mitchell
                Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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                • #9
                  Re: Getting Information back from a Repeating section (list) on a UX

                  Works now, Thank You very much.

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