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  • Reset parts of a dialog

    Hi
    Have a dialog. Is it possible to reset parts of it, or is the reset function all or nothing?

    The dialog asks about different respiratory impairments, say asthma, sleep apnea and bronchitis. I have experimented with creating a separate dialog for each impairment but seems it works more closely to the effect I need if they are all in one. Each impairment in this dialog sits in its own tab pane. At the top of the page are a series of yes / no radio buttons, asking if the person has ever had the various impairments. The yes / no questions are a business requirement. A yes opens the reflex questions for that impairment. Have used lots of Show / Hide expressions.

    The challenge is when a person ticks yes to say both asthma and apnea, answers all the questions but then changes his mind and turns the asthma button to no.
    If this happens then I need to delete the responses in the asthma questions. If I use the form reset function it removes the answers in all the impairments. So guess what I'm looking for is a slick method to remove all answers that fall inside a particular tab pane.

    I can code a delete for each reflex question individually

    var hasAsthma = {dialog.Object}.getValue('ASTHMA');
    if (hasAsthma == 'No') {
    {dialog.Object}.setValue('AsthmaFirst', '');
    }

    but was wondering whether there is a quicker way
    Is this possible?

    Thank you
    Last edited by hangbill; 11-14-2014, 08:24 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Reset parts of a dialog

    but then changes his mind
    looks like you are still stuck in this topic,
    the above scenario, I remember too well and I showed how to manage it in one of your older post.
    I will search and give you the link.
    it is not that difficult. your onChange event should include both conditions
    like
    yes -> do something
    no -> do something else.

    here is the link
    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...-(web-project)
    post #3
    Last edited by GGandhi; 11-14-2014, 09:29 AM.
    thanks for reading

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    • #3
      Re: Reset parts of a dialog

      Thanks Gandhi

      I have it working, in the OnChange event of Asthma which is a yes / no radio button

      if ('No' == hasAsthma) {
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaFirst', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaLast', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaFrequency', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaHospitalized', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaWhenHospitalized', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaHospitalDetails', '');
      {dialog.Object}.setValue('asthmaMedication', '');
      etc
      }

      But I was wondering whether there is a better way to achieve this. I cannot use the resetForm method because I do not want to reset the whole form.

      The form is divided into different containers and tabpanes. Is there anyway to identify the dropdowns and text areas that lie inside a container and give just one delete instruction instead of doing setValue on each one individually

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      • #4
        Re: Reset parts of a dialog

        might think this is crazy idea, but you asked for it.

        imagine you have 4 master fields and varying 100 fields and they are grouped in 10 x 10 fields, then you create 10 different dialogs for each of the 10 fields except the master fields. so you end up 1 master dialog and then 10 other dialogs.
        in the master dialog insert these 10 dialogs. call each one with a unique alias.
        then when the condition changes I am sure you can act on the embedded dialog as a whole
        using a command similar to this one.

        Code:
        var asthma = {dialog.Object}.getValue('ASTHMA');
        if (asthma == 'No') {
        {dialog.EmbeddedDialog_EMBEDDLG1}.resetForm();
        
        }
        where EMBEDDLG1 will be alias for the first one then you can change the number to the next one.
        see if this works. still you have to deal with the pesky, do you want to reset form for that dialog.
        thanks for reading

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        • #5
          Re: Reset parts of a dialog

          Think the reset form messg (if that's what you mean) can be solved with the 'false' parameter, ie resetForm(false)

          Was not aware you can embed dialogs in other dialogs, so this sounds like a solution. Have just seen it, called [Embedded Object] in Other Controls.
          Brilliant, thanks Gandhi

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          • #6
            Re: Reset parts of a dialog

            Have got the embedded dialogs to work, but not the reset.

            The master dialog has only one control, static text . It asks about different respiratory conditions.
            There is one embedded dialog for each respiratory condition, eg one for asthma and another for apnea.

            The asthma and apnea dialogs starts with a yes / no radio button. If yes, then a whole bunch of reflex questions are asked for that condition. If no then nothing happens.

            I have put the following code into the OnChange event of the yes/ no radio button in the asthma dialog.

            var asthma = {dialog.Object}.getValue('ASTHMA');
            if (asthma == 'No') {
            {dialog.EmbeddedDialog_asthma}.resetForm();
            }

            In the master dialog, have given the embedded asthma object an alias of 'asthma'.
            Am not getting any error messgs but form does not reset. Wonder if it is in the line {dialog.EmbeddedDialog_asthma}.resetForm();
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Re: Reset parts of a dialog

              http://screencast.com/t/46LLzD8el
              thanks for reading

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              • #8
                Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                Thanks for this Gandhi.
                Your interpretation is correct. I had the yes / no radio buttons on the asthma and apnea dialog, not on the master dialog. Also did not have a frame around the embedded dialogs so was not able to do the client side show/hide.
                Your screencast helped a lot.

                I still have a problem in that when the form initially opens the radio buttons are not ticked. Then if I tick asthma yes, the form opens and there are values in the dropdowns. If then click No the form closes and then tick Yes and the form opens with no values. So it is working, just trying to figure out why the initial Yes choice opens the form with values.... maybe corrupted.. been trying for hours to figure it out.

                Another thing I noticed (I think) is that it seems the alias name for the embedded asthma component works when I use some random word, like xxxxx, but does not work when I have the word asthma in it. Have not figured this out yet but your EMBEDDLG1 etc seems to work well.

                Thanks for the help, got new insights into embedded dialogs..very helpful

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                • #9
                  Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                  initial Yes choice opens the form with values.... maybe corrupted..
                  may be not, show a video so that to know what is happening.
                  the naming is not going to be anything special.
                  thanks for reading

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                  • #10
                    Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                    whatever you do
                    do not uninstall your alpha.
                    show what you have what you need.
                    thanks for reading

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                    • #11
                      Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                      Thanks Gandhi, here is a screencast.
                      http://screencast.com/t/UhDPYY9dEd

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                      • #12
                        Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                        looks like everything is done properly,
                        1> the dialog seems to remember from the past and pushes the value to the child dialog. I would do the preview button that is left of the live preview and let it run till it finishes then do the live preview see if that fixes, if not just publish to local webroot and check.
                        2> the working preview is not working, may be because you are in internet explorer 11 so just use the live preview.
                        I will study you video tomorrow and let you know if I spot something.
                        thanks for reading

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                        • #13
                          Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                          also run a full preview not fast preview at least once more to eject anything cached in it.
                          fast preview reuse the previous values. not the full preview.
                          thanks for reading

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                          • #14
                            Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                            okay,

                            I have reconstructed the dialog to reflect what you have.
                            I cannot duplicate what you get. mine works normal.
                            so just go back do preview (not live, not working) in all the components,
                            then try.
                            thanks for reading

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                            • #15
                              Re: Reset parts of a dialog

                              http://screencast.com/t/d8fhq0pZ
                              thanks for reading

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