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  • Copy records from list1 to list2 but change a value...

    I have an application that has multiple companies. There's a lot of information needed to populate drop down boxes and each company wants a little different choices. One prime example is the source for a new customer. There are a lot of things in common between each company but some unique items as well. My idea is to provide a default list and then them copy the default then add the ones they want to their own. Each company has a unique companyID and in my master table of CustomerSourceCodes I have a companyID.

    My plan was to designate companyID zero to be the default. Then I would show a list of all the items with a 0 in the companyID, allow the user to copy them and then edit add any unique ones. I have watched all of Selwyn's videos in the series: UXL_V12--21 and it does MOST of what I want. What I need to do is to change the default companyID from 0 to a session variable after the rows are moved to the second list.

    I have been trying to write a JS function that would loop through the target list and just change the companyID from 0 to the companyID of the user. I cannot seem to get it to work properly.

    Here is my function - or one of the iterations thereof, any suggestions? I have included both versions of my {dialog.object}.setValue statements. This is run after I use the action javascript to move the records from the default list to the current users list.

    function updateCOId() {

    //Get the CoID from the current user:
    var cs = {dialog.object}.getValue('myCOID');

    //get the list control to update
    var lObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('myCALLSOURCECODES');

    //get the data from the control
    var xData = lObj._data;

    //get the size of the list
    var xDLen = xData.length;

    //loop and update the CompanyID for each record

    for(i = 0; i < xDLen; i++){





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    Re: Copy records from list1 to list2 but change a value...

    Hey all - I managed to make it work using this code. Not sure if there's a better or cleaner way, if so I am open to suggestions.

    function updateCOId() {

    //Get the CoID from the current user:
    var cs = {dialog.object}.getValue('myCOID');

    //get the list control to update and the control with the data
    var lObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('CALLSOURCECODES');
    var newObj = {dialog.object}.getControl('myCALLSOURCECODES');

    //get the data from the control
    var xData = lObj._data;
    //var yData= 2Obj._data;

    //get the size of the list
    var xDLen = xData.length;
    //var yDLen = yData.length;

    //loop and update the CompanyID for each record

    for(i = 0; i < xDLen; i++){

    var nCallSourceDesc = xData[i].CallSourceDesc;


    {dialog.object}.setValue('CallSourceDesc', nCallSourceDesc);



    • #3
      Re: Copy records from list1 to list2 but change a value...

      Good on you for keeping at it, thanks for sharing.
      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein, (attributed)
      US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)