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    Multiple instances of grid component - one tabbed ui

    Here is an older application that is causing me problems! It is running in v12 but was originally created in 10.5. The system uses a tabbed user interface. One tab that is loaded contains a search grid from where jobs can be opened in separate tabs. Multiple jobs are often "open" at the same time in separate tabs. The default alias used is set to grid_job_ and using inspector in firefox each one has a separate alias "grid_job_nnnnn" where nnnnn is the job id number.

    So far so good,

    From the individual job screen there is a button which runs an ajax callback to create an invoice for the job. The callback picks up the job number using e._currentRowDataNew.JOB_ID and generates the invoice record.

    Now if one job is open this works just fine and dandy but if you open a second job and create an invoice from that tab then it continues to use the job_id from the first tab. If you close the first tab it still uses that job_id. If you close both tabs and open another job it works correctly again. I know each tab has a unique alias but I cannot figure out what is happening here.

    Any thoughts gratefully received.

    Glen Schild

    My Blog

    Re: Multiple instances of grid component - one tabbed ui

    Each job has a unique alias, but you are not using the alias when you grab the data from e._currentRowDataNew.

    That is derived from a javascript variable and it is NOT unique. You need to find a way to get to the value you are looking for from the tab you are on - you likely can't count on the e. variables if you have multiple instances of the same one open.

    I don't know how to fix it for you, but I do believe that is the issue.


      Re: Multiple instances of grid component - one tabbed ui

      Thanks Larry,

      I believe you are correct. Has me scratching my head....
      Glen Schild

      My Blog


        Re: Multiple instances of grid component - one tabbed ui

        In firebug, instead of looking at the grid alias, look at the name of the job id control. That might clear things up.


          Re: Multiple instances of grid component - one tabbed ui

          if you add {grid.ComponentName} to the front of all your javascript functions then your javascript functions will be unique to that tab. I've found this to be very helpful. However, I do not know how to reference the grid alias from an Xbasic function. That hasn't become a problem until today...