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  • Javascript Help Needed

    In a UX textbox onChange event I have the below code (latest official version of Alpha is running).

    For cert 1 & 2 I add 89 days to another field. For cert 3 or more I add 59.

    This works great up until cert #10 or more. I don't understand why this would fail. I am using a third party javascript date/time handler called 'moment.js'. Some of you may be familiar with it.

    Code:
    var _crt = {dialog.object}.getValue('Cert_Num');
    var _sd = {dialog.object}.getValue('Start');
    
    if (_crt == '1' || _crt == '2'){
    	//90 day cert period
    	var _add = moment(_sd).add(89, 'days');
    	var _ed = moment(_add).format('MM/DD/YYYY');
    
    	{dialog.object}.setValue('CERTDATEEND',_ed);
    } else if (_crt == '3' || _crt > '3'){
    	//60 day cert period
    	var _add = moment(_sd).add(59, 'days');
    	var _ed = moment(_add).format('MM/DD/YYYY');
    
    	{dialog.object}.setValue('CERTDATEEND',_ed);
    }
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

  • #2
    Re: Javascript Help Needed

    This is resolved. My "cert#" is an integer and I was trying to evaluate a string.

    This code works...

    Code:
    var _crt = {dialog.object}.getValue('Cert_Num');
    var _sd = {dialog.object}.getValue('Start');
    
    if (_crt == 1 || _crt == 2){
    	//90 day cert period
    	var _add = moment(_sd).add(89, 'days');
    	var _ed = moment(_add).format('MM/DD/YYYY');
    
    	{dialog.object}.setValue('CERTDATEEND',_ed);
    } else if (_crt == 3 || _crt > 3){
    	//60 day cert period
    	var _add = moment(_sd).add(59, 'days');
    	var _ed = moment(_add).format('MM/DD/YYYY');
    
    	{dialog.object}.setValue('CERTDATEEND',_ed);
    }
    Thank you forum!!
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
    Programmatic Technologies, LLC
    Programmatic-Technologies.com
    Independent Developer & Consultant

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    • #3
      Re: Javascript Help Needed

      Sometimes just posting something to the forum is enough to help figure out the answer. I've done that many times ...

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      • #4
        Hi Mike,
        I know this post is a little old. But thank you! Finding and using the moment.js and using your sample above I was finally able to get future dates working in Javascript. Turns out that is a rather difficult to to date calculations in javascript.

        Thank you!
        Mike Reed
        Phoenix, AZ

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        • #5
          Date math is so much easier in xbasic and mysql. A number one reason I prefer either over javascript for date math (and the trip to the server is barely noticeable).
          Gregg
          https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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          • #6
            Gonna throw this out there for folks who don't understand why the original code was failing. From the JavaScript console:

            Code:
            > "10" > "3"
            > false
            > "10" == "1"
            > false
            > "10" == "2"
            > false
            > "10" == "3"
            > false
            Sarah Mitchell
            Director of Customer Success | Alpha Software Corporation
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