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  • Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

    Have a dialog with a number of fields including one that is show / hide. All fields have 'required value' property set true.
    Problem is the rule fires even if the show / hide field is is hidden. I know this because the required field error message shows on the dialog even when all the visible fields have data. It must be the hidden field that is firing the rule.

    How can I fire the 'required value' rule but only if the field is visible on the dialog?
    Thanks

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    Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

    it is quite possible you have turned on the validation rules and hid the field and the ux is doing what it is supposed to do throwing an error when the required field is empty.
    think differently..
    the text box abc needs to be filled, it may be hidden if condition z is true. don't enable rules in the field level.
    go to the dialogValiate function there you write a code essentially looks like this
    Code:
    if the condtion z is false then
      if abc = "" then
         dialogValidate.hasError = .t.
         dialogValidate.errorText = "abc cannot be blank"
         end if
    end if
    that should work
    ps. this is written as is, not tested. if it does not work post back I can test it for you and update as needed.
    thanks for reading

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    • #3
      Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

      Thanks Gandhi
      The dialog that has the hidden fields is embedded in another dialog. The submit button is on the 2nd dialog.
      This is my dialogValidate function, not sure if this looks approx right. If yes,how do you call it?

      If e.datasubmitted.asthmaLast = "0-3 months" then
      If e.datasubmitted.asthmaLastYear = "" then
      dialogValidate.hasError = .t.
      dialogValidate.errorText = "abc cannot be blank"
      end if
      end if

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      • #4
        Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

        Thanks Gandhi
        The dialog that has the hidden fields is embedded in another dialog. The submit button is on the 2nd dialog.
        This is my dialogValidate function, not sure if this looks approx right. If yes,how do you call it?

        Code:
        If e.datasubmitted.asthmaLast = "0-3 months" then
        	       If e.datasubmitted.asthmaLastYear = "" then
        		   dialogValidate.hasError = .t.
             		   dialogValidate.errorText = "abc cannot be blank"
        	       End if
        end if

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        • #5
          Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

          You may need to reference parent child nomenclature, I think.
          Post back your dialog set up and what hides whar, I will check for you
          thanks for reading

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          • #6
            Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

            Not sure if this is what you mean Gandhi .
            Using a different hide show to my post

            Dialog name: respiratoryAsthma.
            Field: Medication (yes / no)
            Container_14: hide if Medication = no
            Field: MedsWhenLast sits inside Container_14.

            The dialog respiratoryAsthma is embeddded in dialog respiratoryMainQuestion

            So the dialog asks about the last time medication was taken but only if the person has taken medication. If the person has never taken medication then the 'last time taken' question is not asked. If person has taken medication, and if MedsWhenLast is therefore visible then it is required

            Code:
            If e.datasubmitted.Medication = "Yes" then
            	       If e.datasubmitted.MedsWhenLast = "" then
            		   dialogValidate.hasError = .t.
                 		   dialogValidate.errorText = "abc cannot be blank"
            	       End if
            end if
            Last edited by hangbill; 12-07-2014, 08:13 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

              looks like all fields are in one dialog then it should work as you have written.
              check it out and see, if in doubt put a debug(1) and that might show errors if there are any.
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

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              • #8
                Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                Do I need to call the function from somewhere, what triggers it?

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                • #9
                  Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                  Originally posted by hangbill View Post
                  Do I need to call the function from somewhere, what triggers it?
                  submit button
                  thanks for reading

                  gandhi

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                    res the entire dialog validate function somewhere in the middle it sets the dialogHasError to false, you will need comment it out if you want your code to run properly.
                    thanks for reading

                    gandhi

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                      The submit button is on respiratoryMainQuestion (the dialog that has the embeddeded dialog). There is no submit on the dialog that has all the questions (respiratoryAsthma). Not sure if this makes a difference.

                      Dont really understand your last post, will try figure t out.

                      Thanks for the help Gandhi..

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                        you need to give an example or real dialog to see what needs to be done.
                        there may be an issue parent child etc.,
                        the submit button triggers the dailogValidate function, alpha automatically declares there were no errors and the error message is blank. however if you are customizing then you will comment that out ( they foolishly put that code some where in the middle or bottom, you don't see it unless you scroll down. this will pose a problem if you do not scroll down. since you will write your code on the top immediately following declaration your conclusion will be overwritten by alpha and you will think there is a bug.
                        thanks for reading

                        gandhi

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                          Re: Dialog to fire 'required' but only if field visible

                          Excellent!
                          Commented out 'dialogValidate.hasError = .f. and 'dialogValidate.errorText = "" in dialogValidate and code works.

                          But of course this solution adds new wrinkles. Will write new post later.
                          Thank you Gandhi

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