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New Line as a multi select separator?

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  • New Line as a multi select separator?


    I'm using a text box with lookup to select options for populating a text area on the parent (grid detail) control. I have ticked the multi-select option on the lookup. I want each option to appear on a separate line in the text area. Is there a way to use <crlf> as the separator ?


  • #2
    Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

    Check out this video:


    • #3
      Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

      How are you getting the TextBox values and then setting the TextArea values? Event used? Code used?


      • #4
        Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

        David, most of this is your code. I just added to the other list box. See the code at the bottom:
        Listbox1: SPlay
        Listbox2: ListOfChoices

        //SPlay list box onClick event
        var PlayListArray = [];
        var lObj = {dialog.Object}.getControl('SPlay'); //targeting list control


        var vPlays = PlayListArray.join(',\n');
        vPlays = vPlays + '\n' +'_______________________';
        vPlays = vPlays + '\n' + 'Total Plays: ' + lObj.selectionData.length;
        {dialog.object}.setValue('ListOfChoices',vPlays); //putting in the ListOfChoices list box.


        • #5
          Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

          Thanks Lee... I was wondering what Greg was doing. The video you posted is about SparkPost, by the way.

          Greg is looking for something similar to the code you've posted... but he's using a Textbox, Lookup, Multi-Select, Edit-Combo List control and a TextArea control... in a Grid. The solution is going to involve either \n or <br> as a new line.

          Greg needs to show his code for getting the Textbox values... what his Multiple value separator is... and what invokes the copy to the TextArea control.


          • #6
            Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

            No wonder that didn't make any sense. This is the correct video:
            Last edited by lvasic; 10-09-2017, 04:22 PM.


            • #7
              Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

              The issue here is that you must be aware of the Grid TextArea Control setup possibilities. It's not the same as the UX List control.

              The TextBox Lookup Combo-Edit control must have it's Multiple value separator set to <br>.

              The TextArea Control must have it's HTML Editor turned on. With the HTML Editor turned off you see the <br> tag... and you don't get a line break.

              Then you need to configure the TextArea control the way you want it. If you don't actually want to edit the value in an HTML Editor then turn on HTML editor is popup and turn off Has 'Click to edit' button. This way you'll see just the TextArea control... interpreting the <br> tag as a break... and the selections will show nicely.


              • #8
                Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

                Hi David,

                To answer your questions:
                I've got a text area field in a grid detail view. I'm using the double click event to open a UX dialog component using a Javascript action. On the UX dialog I have a text box with a lookup with multi-selection option ticked. The separator is currently set to'.' but I have also tried <br> and <crlf> but they don't work.

                I have a save button on the dialog with this JS code:
                var lobj = {dialog.Object}.getParentObject();
                var disposal_txt = {dialog.Object}.getValue('Disposal_Text');

                So I tried what you suggested above. Once I turn on the HTML editor and HTML editor is pop-up, it will always pop-up regardless of whether 'click to edit' button is ticked or not ticked. I'll try to play around with the various options to see if I can get it to do what I want. I'll also try Ivasic method of using a list box as well.



                • #9
                  Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

                  try this and see if good, leave the separator as comma which is default.
                  var lobj = {dialog.Object}.getParentObject();
                  var disposal_txt = {dialog.Object}.getValue('Disposal_Text');
                  [COLOR="#FF0000"]disposal_txt = disposal_txt.replace(/,/g, "\n");[/COLOR]
                  edit: normally you need to check if the parent object exists prior to working on it, you haven't shown that in this code.
                  might be worth to consider.
                  Last edited by GGandhi; 10-09-2017, 09:09 PM.
                  thanks for reading


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                  • #10
                    Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

                    Hi Ghandi,

                    Actually, I replaced the text box in the UX dialog with a List component. This is doing what I want when I tick multi-select in the list properties. But thanks for the above suggestion. It looks to be a elegant solution to the problem.



                    • #11
                      Re: New Line as a multi select separator?

                      Thanks Greg... now that I know how you're doing what you're doing... it makes more sense.

                      In this example, I'm using a comma as the TextBox separator... so if you're going to use something, just put yours into place...

                      var disposal_txt = {grid.Object}.getValue("D","Disposal_Text");
                      var newLine = "\r\n";
                      disposal_txt = disposal_txt.replace(/,/g,newLine);
                      This will get the TextBox Multi-value data... and replace all occurrences of comma (between the / /) with newLine. newLine is set to the standard return and new line that TextArea controls like to use.
                      the "g" part looks after all commas in the disposal_txt string.
                      Last edited by Davidk; 10-09-2017, 10:47 PM.