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    Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

    I have an unbound UX and am using the Update, Insert or Delete action js to insert a new record into a table. After inserting the record I want to set a field on the UX to the primary key value of the record just inserted.

    In the action js there is a server side After Insert property that allows you to call an XBasic function. I've used Alpha's after insert prototype function which looks like the code below but I'm struggling with the syntax to set the field value. The insert works fine, I just can't set the field to the primary key value. What am I doing wrong?


    function GetPatientPK as v (e as p)
    'fires after the sql Insert statement is executed
    'the e object contains
    'e.sqlInsert - the sql statement
    'e.sqlArgs - the argument values
    'e.primaryKey - primary key of record that was insert. If a multi-column value, then has ||| delimited segments.

    e.control.patientid = e.primaryKey

    end function

    Re: Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

    I'm not sure that the Server-side Event Insert - After insert returns anything to the client.

    However, in the section Insert Settings, you have a property - Javascript - after insert success. The 'e' object gets passed in and so you have e.primaryKey to use.

    function GetPatientPK(e){

    But, in my tests, my UX Primary Key control (patientid) automatically gets set with the new auto-increment primary key that was created. Maybe you're wanting to set another field, patientid, which is not your primary key control.


      Re: Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

      Thanks David, I was playing with the Javascript - after insert success property too but was neglecting to pass in the e object, your code was exactly what I needed.

      I'm not sure how your Primary Key control (patientid) could show the new PK value automatically if it is unbound.

      Thanks, Richard.


        Re: Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

        Glad it worked out.

        Mine is Unbound... and Customer_Id is being filled in automatically by Alpha. I believe it's because of the Action Javascript properties for Primary Key and Data binding. There are four fields in my UX... one of them being Customer_Id. In the Action Javascript, Data binding section, all four fields are mapped.

        Yours looks the same, although I've not seen your Action Javascript Data binding property.



          Re: Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

          I see the difference, you had Refresh Controls After Insert ticked. I didn't know that would auto show the new PK value but you learn something new every day!


            Re: Insert record then set field to primary key of that record

            Nice catch. That was on by default for me.