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How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

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  • How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

    Hi
    I have set a lookup to Auto suggest list, and selected the option for multiple choices. The problem is that when selecting a value from the list, it comes with all the trailing spaces, then adds the "," char as selected. I would like the value returned by the autosuggest to be trimmed all trailing spaces.
    While checking the "lookup definition" dialog, in the Javascript section, there is a AfterSelect property where i can enter some javascript, so i guess that's where i should run the javascript to strip the trailing spaces, but i don't know how to reference there the current data and help is not very helpful in there.

    Thanks
    Jaime

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    Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

    I had a similar problem. Selwyn Rabins of A5 told me how to reference the fields in the auto suggest list:
    There is a "data"-object and you simply add the name of the field you want to referenec, in my case the fieldname is "TYP":

    x=data.TYP;
    alert(x);

    Dietmar

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    • #3
      Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

      Many thanks! Will check and update back!

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      • #4
        Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

        Hi Dietmar
        I noticed indeed that data.MYLOOKUPFIELD contains the data newly selected, so i can trim the spaces from there, but how can i tell the lookup to use that value , i.e how do you set the value entered in the control from the lookup?

        Jaime

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        • #5
          Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

          In the AfterSelect Javascript you can do something like this:

          x=data.TYP;
          {Dialog.Object}.setValue('DialogfieldName',this.value + ' ' + x );
          or
          {Dialog.Object}.setValue('DialogfieldName', x );

          Dietmar

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          • #6
            Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

            Thanks Dietmar.
            It still doesn't behave as expected :-( I am trying to select multiple countries in my textbox, so when entering code like:
            Code:
            var x = data.COUNTRYNAME.replace(/ /gi,'');
            {Dialog.Object}.setValue('COUNTRY',this.value + x +', ');
            Now when selecting France for instance, upon selecting, the result in my textbox is "France ,France," i.e the value returned by the autosuggest precedes whatever we do in the afterselect, there should be some clause to discard that value or at least to use the value in afterSelect as the value of the autosuggest...

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            • #7
              Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

              I think in this case you have
              - to remove this.value
              - get the current value first using var vCountry = {Dialog.Object}.getValue(xxxx)
              - if vCountry is not empty: setValue vCountry + add the new ones

              Hope you can get it to work!
              Dietmar

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              • #8
                Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

                Good idea!
                Weird in this case they did not use the same notation is i saw, i.e setting the value of data in javascript would set the control...Anyway, yours seem to be a good workaround!

                Thanks
                Jaime

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                  Re: How to trim trailing spaces in Auto-suggest lookup with multiple choices

                  ...now that i think about it it won't be that easy...
                  In my opinion to get this to work i should set the starting value in another control or a session variable, then remove this.value and maintain the value in the hidden control...seems really quirky to me, not in line with Alpha's way of doing stuff. I am sure there must be a way to reference the value the lookup enters into the control directly and transform it right before it puts it there...
                  in the worst case, i'll use the workaround...

                  Anywayz, thank you for your help
                  Jaime

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