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  • Variable text on .a5w page based on search

    I've got a regular .a5w page with a regular grid with a search part. I've put some static text on the .a5w page which appears in between the search dialog box and the body of the grid itself. What I'd like to do instead is vary that text based on a selection in the search part - hopefully in a rather straight forward way that would not involve writing a lot of code.

    Ideally, when the page is initially displayed (with no search active), there would be no text. Then, let's say then that there is a field in the search called JOBID which is a drop-down list. When the user selects a JOBID (plus some other fields in the search) and executes the search, the text appropriate for that JOBID would appear above the body of the grid. I assume I would need a new table with JOBID and JOBTEXT (Memo) fields, but I'm not sure where to go from there. It seems like I'd want the same search part to apply itself to two different grids - or something like that.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Variable text on .a5w page based on search

    To get you started with something that I'm doing that's similar:

    I'm using the freeform edit region (search properties) above the search part. In there, I put in this:
    <div id="openrdiv"></div>
    Now, you can manipulate that with Javascript:
    $('openrdiv').innerHTML='new text for the this div';
    So, anything you can get at (as far as variables, and properties) from Javascript is fair game.
    So you could do something along the lines of:
    var jobid = {grid.object}._getValue('S','JOBID');
    Hopefully that helps.


    • #3
      Re: Variable text on .a5w page based on search

      I just gave this a test and it works nicely.
      You can put the javascript from the third box in my previous post into the OnChange event of your dropdown box.

      You can also manipulate any html you'd like within the code as well. Making it header style text for instance:
      var jobid = {grid.object}._getValue('S','JOBID');


      • #4
        Re: Variable text on .a5w page based on search

        Thank you Jinx. I go this to work exactly as needed!


        • #5
          Re: Variable text on .a5w page based on search

          Hi JINX -

          Just wanted to know if you can access grid.rowNumber in teh freeform edit region of a grid.

          I have a div working just like this thread but the grid is accessed from a row expander i.e. there may be many rows that all create teh same div....and hence I need to uniquely name each div on teh page




          • #6
            Re: Variable text on .a5w page based on search

            Originally posted by Mike Perry View Post
            Hi JINX -

            Just wanted to know if you can access grid.rowNumber in teh freeform edit region of a grid.

            I have a div working just like this thread but the grid is accessed from a row expander i.e. there may be many rows that all create teh same div....and hence I need to uniquely name each div on teh page


            {grid.rowNumber}, {grid.componentName}, and {grid.object} are accessible in the freeform edit region of a field. You can also use data from any of your fields. You can access the data value of all the fields in the freeform edit region - click the "data" radio button to see the available fields.
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