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    Set control default value, to that of another control.

    Hi Guys

    In a UX, there is a LIST with a DETAIL view and a separate dropdownbox, not part of the LIST's detail view. I want one of the fields text to be defaulted to whatever is in the other control when a user clicks on new record for the list.

    How can I do this?


    Control1 default value = Control0.value

    Something like that
    Last edited by John_Titor; 09-08-2016, 08:19 AM.

    Re: Set control default value, to that of another control.

    Hey John, I'm not clear on where you want to get the default value from.
    If the default value exists in the selected row of the list, you can use the Default value Javascript property in the Detail View Properties section- under the fields tab of the list builder.
    You would then use the following javascript to set the value of your control when the New Detail View Record method is called.

    var myValue= this.getData(this.selection[0]).CustomerID;
    If you are wanting something different, let us know.
    Nate Mitchell PMP


      Re: Set control default value, to that of another control.

      Surround the new record code with a getValue and setValue. This doesn't make the new record dirty, however.

      var currName = {dialog.Object}.getValue('LASTNAME');
      var lObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('LIST1');


        Re: Set control default value, to that of another control.

        SO in the dialogValidate put
        e.dirtyColumns = e.dirtyColumns + crlf()+ "COLUMN_NAME"
        and also if you want it to ALWAYS be the value of what is in the other control then use the Client-side properties "Calculated field expression" and as David said you have to set it dirty manually when it is set like that.
        Now, what I have found is yes, sometimes I want it to be the default value, ALWAYS and other times I want it to DEFAULT to a certain value with the ability to change it.
        If you use the calculated field expression it will keep reverting to that - and that may not be exactly what you want!
        So I like to use the method suggested here with the GetValue and SetValue code, and often, I find myself using that in the on blur event of other controls.
        SO you make a choice and the control THEN changes values and not simply ALWAYS the two values are the same.

        Now sometimes you might want to have the value default to one thing or another based on other fields or choices. In that case I like to use "Select Case"
        Here is an example of that:
        So I have 3 fields here - I get the value of them and assign them to variables. I also have TWO other variables here, col3 and col4.
        Then I use a SWITCH for the value in taskstatus
        if it is 'Flag' I set the value of the field 'COLOR' to col4 which would be "12"
        (I have a table that lists hex colors 1-22)
        and so on,
        So - the idea is although you at this point want the value to default to the value of another field - you may not ALWAYS want it that way!!!

        summing it up, in this example I am setting the value of the field named 'COLOR' based on what the value is in the TASK_IS_COMPLETE field.
        It could be what is in the field 'color1' - 'color2' or one of the hard coded variables col3 or col4

        I hope this helps.

        var calco1 = {dialog.object}.getValue('color1'); 
        var calco2 = {dialog.object}.getValue('color2');
        var col3 = "6";
        var col4 = "12";
        var taskstatus = {dialog.object}.getValue('tasks_is_complete');	
        	case 'Flag':
        	case 'Reminder':
        	case 'Yes':
        	case 'No':
        As I said, I usually find it best to put code like this in the On Blur event, or the On Change event. You need to figure out when teh code shoudl run and then put it in the appropriate place - and that is best defined by WHEN you want the code to run.
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


          Re: Set control default value, to that of another control.

          It works! Thanks so much