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XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

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  • XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

    Hi All...

    I'm trying to populate the MODIFIED_BY field on a UX with a List Control. I have the following xBasic function that doesn't seem to work:

    e.dataSubmitted.MODIFIED_BY=a5ws_getcurrentuser()
    e.dirtyColumns=e.dirtyColums + crlf() + "MODIFIED_BY"

    I have it defined as a Server-side Event - Before update

    Screenshot from 2016-10-25 10-01-44.png


    I'm probably doing something wrong but I have not been able to figure out what. When I publish it and test by editing a record, save the changes, the sync never occurs. Just sits in "limbo". No errors on the screen...nothing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Joe
    Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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    Re: XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

    I probably wouldn't do it like that. In the Server-side onLogin event you have access to a lot of login info... and you can send back stuff to the client. So, do something like this...

    Code:
    dim js as c
    js = "{dialog.Object}.__currUserName='" + e.username + "';"
    e.javascript = js
    This sends back a client-side namespace variable containing the username.

    Now... in your client... you always have access to the username without having to use a function or figuring out where best to use that function.

    In the Client-side afterLogin event you could now do this...

    Code:
    {dialog.Object}.setValue('MODIFIED_BY',{dialog.Object}.__currUserName);
    And... any other time you need the current logged in username client-side... you have easy access to it.

    You also have access to a client-side method... {dialog.Object}.loggedInUserNameFriendlyGet(); if you need that. Have a look at the UX methods for more info on this one.

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    • #3
      Re: XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

      Thanks David...but I'm confused on one thing. I don't use a UX for login...I use "Login" component Type and I don't see this event on there. The UX that I need to get this info to populate has the onLogin event but I don't know if that will help given it isn't where the user is entering their login info.

      Joe
      Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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      • #4
        Re: XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

        Then... using essentially the same code... try using your server-side onDialogRender event... since you've already logged in at this point...


        Code:
        dim js as c
        dim currUser as c = a5ws_getcurrentuser()
        js = "{dialog.Object}.__currUserName='" + currUser + "';"
        e.javascript = e.javascript + js

        You could try using onDialogInitialize... but I can't recall if the {dialog.Object} is available here at this point in rendering.

        Then in client-side onRenderComplete...

        Code:
        {dialog.Object}.setValue('MODIFIED_BY',{dialog.Object}.__currUserName);

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        • #5
          Re: XBasic script to set field value "Before Update" on list control

          Thanks again but the UX won't load with those scripts where you had recommended. I think because it is all built from the List Control Genie. I'm not 100% sure of that but I think the List Control doesn't use those events. I think I have to use one of the events in the List Control Builder. Will play more with...thanks
          Never take a ride to the edge of your mind unless you've got a ticket back - Jon Oliva - Savatage.

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