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  • Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

    I want to rename the form IDs for my FormViews to better identify them. (My app is quickly growing and I can't tell the FORMVIEW_1 from FORMVIEW_12.)
    I renamed a formview from "FORMVIEW_1" to "DEMOGRAPHICSFORM" When I did this, I got script errors when doing a Working Preview.
    I downloaded the most recent patch and got the same results.
    I tried doing an Edit | Bulk Operation | Recalculate UX Components ...but that didn't help.

    I did a "diff" on the code that was generated and this is what I found:
    Before
    #DLG1\.V\.R1\.FORMVIEW_1 {}
    After
    nothing

    Before
    DLG1_DlgObj._forms['FORMVIEW_1'] = {... (lots of code supporting the formview)
    After
    DLG1_DlgObj._forms['DEMOGRAPHICSFORM'] = {}; (no code!)

    In the meantime I am not renaming form views (Patient: "It hurts when I do this." Doctor: "Don't do that!") ;)
    Please advise,
    Thanks,
    BH

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    Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

    I would bet you can use the space following FORMVIEW after the underbar, as in
    FORMVIEW_DEMOGRAPHICS_FORM
    FORMVIEW_BOMBSQUAD_FORM

    just guessing, but seems like it would work!
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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    • #3
      Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

      That didn't do it. Even if I just add a character onto the end of the Form View name (e.g., change FORMVIEW_1 to FORMVIEW_1A it causes the same thing.
      I think this is Beta issues.

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      • #4
        Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

        Well, I did say I was guessing ----- you must be right, it's probably a BETA issue!
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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        • #5
          Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

          Originally posted by billdhess View Post
          I want to rename the form IDs for my FormViews to better identify them. (My app is quickly growing and I can't tell the FORMVIEW_1 from FORMVIEW_12.)
          I renamed a formview from "FORMVIEW_1" to "DEMOGRAPHICSFORM" When I did this, I got script errors when doing a Working Preview.
          I downloaded the most recent patch and got the same results.
          I tried doing an Edit | Bulk Operation | Recalculate UX Components ...but that didn't help.

          I did a "diff" on the code that was generated and this is what I found:
          Before
          #DLG1\.V\.R1\.FORMVIEW_1 {}
          After
          nothing

          Before
          DLG1_DlgObj._forms['FORMVIEW_1'] = {... (lots of code supporting the formview)
          After
          DLG1_DlgObj._forms['DEMOGRAPHICSFORM'] = {}; (no code!)

          In the meantime I am not renaming form views (Patient: "It hurts when I do this." Doctor: "Don't do that!") ;)
          Please advise,
          Thanks,
          BH
          Hi Bill,

          I checked things out in today's build (3075-4537.) As of this morning this is the behavior I'm seeing:
          1. Rename FormView
          2. Run Working Preview - nothing renders.
          3. Open FormView Properties and save (click the "OK" button.)
          4. Run Working Preview - everything behaves as expected (as far as I can tell...)


          This probably goes without saying, but make sure you also remember to update any Javascript that references the FormView directly, such as in save/cancel buttons and code that may reference the form control in list control events.

          So - short term - if you rename your FormView ID, remember to open the form's properties and click the "OK" button. This should update most things. Any javascript you've written or controls that reference the FormView may need to be manually updated.

          I have sent a note on to the development team. Thanks!
          Sarah Mitchell
          Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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          • #6
            Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

            That works for me.
            BTW - what is the appropriate method for submitting suggestions / enhancement requests for Beta?
            Thanks,
            B

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            • #7
              Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

              Originally posted by billdhess View Post
              That works for me.
              BTW - what is the appropriate method for submitting suggestions / enhancement requests for Beta?
              Thanks,
              B
              Hi Bill!

              You can post requests right here on this forum! I am checking in daily and send on any requests or issues straight to the dev team.

              Additionally, you can also submit questions/concerns/requests to tabletbeta [at] alphasoftware.com.

              Thanks!
              Sarah Mitchell
              Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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              • #8
                Re: Problem when renaming a FormView Form ID

                Hi All!

                I just wanted to let you know this is fixed in today's build, Build 3077. You can download the patch or full installer at http://www.alphasoftware.com/tablet/beta/install.asp.

                Thanks!
                Sarah Mitchell
                Documentation | Alpha Software Corporation
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