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Problem with onDialogInitialize: works in working, live preview, not in pop-up window

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    Problem with onDialogInitialize: works in working, live preview, not in pop-up window

    I am trying to populate an unbound fields in a repeating section in a dialog2 when I open the dialog from a grid in order to edit the existing record. Overall, the dialog works fine except in a repeating section where I want to display the factory name in an unbound field.

    My objective is to fill in the factory fields using an sql lookup from the factory number. I can obtain the factory name from the factory number, as proved by the debugger. I would like to build a dynamic string and then use that string in the e.javascript to populate the factory name fields in the repeating section.

    I started by creating a hard-coded javascript string (even though I can build it dynamically):

    e.javascript = "{dialog.object}.setValue('FACTORY_NAME:1','Widget Works');{dialog.object}.setValue('FACTORY_NAME:2','Thingamajig Industries');"

    This works fine in working and live preview modes, but will not work in the browser, either in a pop-up window or when opened on a separate pane.
    I tried putting the javascript on a button an clicking on the button after the window opens, and the fields are populated, so I know that my javascript is ok.

    I have also tried using the server side e.control.vendor_name_a5instance1 = "Widget Works", which works if I hard code the row numbers, but I need to have this work dynamically, and cannot get the row numbers to increment as I roll through the values in the result set from the SQL table.

    If worse comes to worse, I can add the factory name fields (in addition to the factory number fields which are already there) to the table in the repeating section, but that violates the rules of database normalization.

    I am using build 2549-3903 (tried newest build, but it throws an A5 script error - array out of bounds, even when I comment out all server-side events and Xbasic functions, so I went back)
    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Jay Talbott; 05-06-2012, 04:41 PM.
    Jay Talbott
    Lexington, KY

    Re: Problem with onDialogInitialize: works in working, live preview, not in pop-up wi

    For those of you playing along with the home version of our game, here is the resolution of the problem, which I was able to get with tremendous assistance from Steve Workings.
    What I ended up doing was:
    • Stop using the action javascript button which I had originally used to open the dialog in a pop-up window (to edit a record from a grid)
    • Use the server side action javascript to open the dialog based on the a session variable
    • Place the dialog on an a5w page
    • Open the page with a button, on which the OnMouseDown event sets the session variable with an Ajax Callback and an OnMouseUp event which opens the A5w page
    • Convert the Action Javascript on the dialog box to Xbasic
    • Incorporate my javascript into the e.javascript of the Xbasic

    I hope this helps any of you in your using the new dialog box.

    Jay Talbott
    Lexington, KY