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  • Duplicating a record in detail View

    Code:
    var EMPNUM = {grid.object}._getValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM',);
    {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord(EMPNUM);
    {grid.object}._setValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM',EMPNUM);
    I am trying to duplicate a record from one detail view, into new record in detail view, trying to get one field working first but can't seem to do it? Anyone have any ideas?

  • #2
    Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

    Anyone know a way to duplicate a record from detail view into a new record?

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    • #3
      Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

      I am looking back on this and can't seem to figure it out anyone have any suggestions?

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      • #4
        Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

        Not sure how you want to get this done... how you are working with the detail view. Normally, you'd have a Grid... multiple rows displayed, you highlight a row and your single record detail section displays the current row's detailed information. Is this the detail you want to create a new detail record from? Need a bit more info... maybe attach an image of what you're trying to do. From your code, and from what I've read, {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord(EMPNUM); may be wrong. The documentation says {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord(); in order to put the detail view into add record mode.

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        • #5
          Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

          Could you explain a bit more how these two detail views are connected? Is it a grid/detail setup? Explain and someone in the forum will have a brilliant idea for you to try, I'm sure...
          Andy.

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          • #6
            Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

            It is just a basic grid with a detail view, I just want to take the information from a certain record, store it into a variable, open up a new records detail view and put that information into that new record. They have videos to duplicate from an updatable grid but not from an updatable detail view.

            Here is the code I am using right now
            var val = {grid.object}.getValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM');
            {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord();
            {grid.object}.setValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM',EMPNUM);

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            • #7
              Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

              It's a bit of a timing issue... it's all happening too fast. To test that theory put this at the end of your code...

              Code:
              alert(val);
              You'll see that the alert statement happens before the new record is set up.

              So... try delaying iT a bit. (and you're code needs a bit of fixing... probably just a typo, but you're using EMPNUM where you need val on the setValue.

              Code:
              var val = {grid.object}.getValue('D','EMPNUM');
              {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord();
              setTimeout(function() { 
              {grid.object}.setValue('D','EMPNUM',val);
              },200);

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              • #8
                Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                I tried a timeout a different way I'll try your way

                Still can't seem to get it to work.

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                • #9
                  Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                  Where are you running the code from. I've got this in the onClick event of a button in the detail section. Try increasing the setTimeout value from 200 to 300 or 400... see if that helps. And, just in case, stick an alert(val); in as the last statement... just to make sure you're getting the value.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                    Here's a much better way of getting this done. I don't like using setTimeout because, at times, it's unreliable depending on fast your server is, etc... it's too variable.

                    In your button or hyperlink for your new record put this...

                    Code:
                    window['__custAddr'] = {grid.object}.getValue('D','CUSTDETAILADDR');
                    {grid.Object}.detailViewNewRecord();
                    You're setting up a window var called __custAddr and assigning the value of your field to it, then starting a new record.

                    Then, in the Grid's Client-side event, afterDetailViewNewRecord, put this...

                    Code:
                    if (window['__custAddr'] != 'undefined')
                    {
                    {grid.object}.setValue('D','CUSTDETAILADDR',window['__custAddr']);
                    }
                    Check for the existing of the variable... and if it's not there don't do anything. If it is, then set your value.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                      Yup that way works, thank you for the help

                      Only thing is that when I hit the blank new record button it seems to doing the duplicate action, is there in way to stop that?

                      It is caused because I have the date defaulted to today on a new record, I will not duplicate the date until I figure that out, thanks for the help.
                      Last edited by Islip; 05-31-2012, 09:09 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                        Yes, the javascript variable works well indeed, but remember that you have many options here especially because you are staying within the same grid. You can therefore set a grid "rtc" variable or a "stateinfo" variable and this is fully accessible from the detail.

                        As an example similar to your case, see:

                        http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/How+to...10+Grid+Record

                        and

                        http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Grid%2...ds%20stateinfo

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                        • #13
                          Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                          A little change
                          Code:
                          if (window['__empnum'] != 'undefined')
                          {
                          {grid.object}.setValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM',window['__empnum']);
                          [B]window['__empnum']='undefined';[/B]
                          }
                          if (window['__qty'] != 'undefined')
                          {
                          {grid.object}.setValue('D','QTY',window['__qty']);
                          [B]window['__qty']='undefined';[/B]
                          }
                          if (window['__date'] != 'undefined')
                          {
                          {grid.object}.setValue('D','DATE',window['__date']);
                          [B]window['__date']='undefined';[/B]
                          }
                          This allows a blank new record to still be used along with the duplicate button, still trying to figure out the best way for a default value.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                            You can set your initial value for each field as a field property.
                            Andy.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Duplicating a record in detail View

                              Originally posted by Islip View Post
                              A little change
                              Code:
                              if (window['__empnum'] != 'undefined')
                              {
                              {grid.object}.setValue('D','EMPLOYEE_NUM',window['__empnum']);
                              [B]window['__empnum']='undefined';[/B]
                              }
                              if (window['__qty'] != 'undefined')
                              {
                              {grid.object}.setValue('D','QTY',window['__qty']);
                              [B]window['__qty']='undefined';[/B]
                              }
                              if (window['__date'] != 'undefined')
                              {
                              {grid.object}.setValue('D','DATE',window['__date']);
                              [B]window['__date']='undefined';[/B]
                              }
                              This allows a blank new record to still be used along with the duplicate button, still trying to figure out the best way for a default value.
                              Nice...

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