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Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

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  • Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

    I have a dialog that is bound to a table. It comprises a number of drop downs. One drop down question is 'how deep do you dive'. The drop down responses are <=100' and >100'. I want to write a business rule that says someting like 'If >100' then refer file to underwriter for review'. So I guess I add a new field (logical) to the table called 'ReferToUnderwriter'. Then on the dialog somewhere I need to add some code that says 'If HowDeep.Value >100' Then ReferToUnderwriter = True'

    How do I do this? I am quite familiar with VBA (Access) but cant figure where to start solving this is A5. I have read many tuts and watch videos but still not sure where even to start. Hope you can help.


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    Re: Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

    You can have the ReferToUnderwriter field conditionally shown or hidden by going to that field's Field Properties Client-Side Show/Hide Expression. If there is an expression entered, the field will only be displayed if the expression evaluates to true. Double-click the field to bring up info about it as well as field names, etc.

    You would likely also want to run validation to require that field if the prior field had a particular value selected. You can find validation options in the Field Properties as well.


    • #3
      Re: Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

      okay, this is how I will do it.
      the dropdown for the depth which is a numerical field and the choices are:
      then there is another field that is policy to review which is character field.
      now on the onChange event of the depth, I will run a inline javascript as follows

      var depth = {dialog.Object}.getValue('DEPTH');
      if (depth == 2) {
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('POLICY','Refer to underwater Policy');
      // the following is not really needed, but it is there should you select the >100, then go back and change your mind to <=100 the field will clear out.
      if (depth == 1) {
      thanks for reading


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      • #4
        Re: Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

        Thanks for both responses. Think I am going try work Gandhi's suggestion. Have used show/hide, an excellent tool but was thinking not to create any controls on the dialog for this exercise. Seems I should be be able to take the user response and if >100' then send the string "refer to underwriter' the the field 'ReferToUnderwriter' in the table. So the response triggers a string and the string gets saved to the db - there is no evidence that this is happened on the dialog. How do I do this? In Gandhi's code do I need a control on the dialogue or does the binding alone create the linkage. Will try figure it out... thanks


        • #5
          Re: Dialog - How to write a business rule and pass it to a table (web project)

          Actually maybe it's not a bad thing to have a hidden control on the dialog - it does not take space so maybe this will work.
          Instead of scuba have worked on a dialog called 'asthma' and on it placed a control called 'refer' (C). Also have a field in the db called 'refer' and the control is mapped to the db field. Then placed this code on the OnChange event of FirstAsthma, but get a script error ... on the right track I think

          var FirstAsthma = {dialog.Object}.getValue('AsthmaFirst');
          If (FirstAsthma == '0-3 months' ) {
          {dialog.Object}.setValue('Refer','Refer to Underwriter');