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  • #16
    Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

    Oh ya...Thanks a lot~


    • #17
      Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

      this is an interesting thread. I see in my business many times there is a button to reorder previous order and there is a position to alter previous order or cancel without proceeding, if change my mind.
      the examples in this thread seems to create the duplicate without any option of cancelling. ( I could be wrong.)
      I am thinking..
      is it better to create a temporary table and populate a single record and dependent child, modify whatever needs to be modified and update the master table only if wanted to continue or discard the temporary table?
      thanks for reading


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      • #18
        Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

        The code is in javascript, the duplicate is in memory, you can edit before you submit. You do not need to submit.
        If you look at a program like "Inflow" it creates a duplicate for every edit, this gives a full audit trail.
        The downside is disk space and speed.
        So it is very much horses for courses.


        • #19
          Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

          Yes. Thanks Michael for sharing your knowledge.


          • #20
            Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

            Might this be what you are looking for (if you can use a dialog)

            {dialog.object}.newRecord({cloneExisting: true, fieldsToNotCopy: 'INVOICE_NUMBER','CUSTOMER_ID'});
            Ger Kurvers
            Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
            Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019


            • #21
              Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record


              If this creates a new record, will the primary key be available to bind to the repeating section child records?
              The problem I have had trying to answer this thread is populating the repeating section, I could not find a way of "automating" it, instead I opted to loop the original record set.
              Can this function be used in the parent child set up?



              • #22
                Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

                Hi Michael,

                I don't know and and haven't the time right now to figure it out..
                But as so often i do something the way i can instead of figuring out what is sometimes the perfect way.

                My use case was a function for countersales of different articles for the same customer.
                So i created a dialog with 2 tabs
                1e tab. Create new record, one at the time (with the dialog.newrecord() method)
                2e tab list of created records (embedded grid) with possibility to search / filter / edit records created

                For my use case this works as a charm....

                Hope this helps
                Ger Kurvers
                Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
                Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019


                • #23
                  Re: looking for advise for duplicate a sales order record

                  I have a dialog with 2 repeating sections where I give the user the option to copy/duplicate the current record. I currently use XBasic to do this along with the populate Javascript method, but I'm interested in Ger's option and will check it out for the next dialog I do that requires this.