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insert page default values

Thread began 2/02/2011 11:10 am by turk361661 | Last modified 2/02/2011 11:18 am by Jason Byrnes | 706 views | 1 replies |


insert page default values

My insert page is not using the default values from my database table.
I created my DataAssist Update, Insert, Search, and Details page. I'm using the ecommerce database provied by WebAssist.
In PHPmyAdmin, in my Products table, for the field ProductImage value I have set the default value to: noPhoto.jpg

The issue:
I open the insert page in my web browser, I fill out the form (except for the image). I click "Insert" to submit the form. (Note on the insert page no default values are shown.)
Next it takes me to the detail page.
On the detail page everything is correct as I entered it on the previous form page, however the default image does not display. When I open PHPmyAdmin, and browse the values for the product I inserted I find that the ProductImage value is blank.

I also tried inserting the new product via phpAdmin. This works just fine, the default value automatically shows up when inserting a new record via phpMyAdmin.
Can you please advise how I can set up the Insert page to use the default value if no new value entered on the product insert page.

Thanks for your help,

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The defulat value in the database is used if the data being inserted to that column is NULL. the insert record will be posting a blank string instead to that column. a blank string is not the same as a NULL Value (NULL is the absence of a value, a blank string is a string with nothing in it, but it is still a string).

I take it you are using File Manipulation to upload a photo?

In the upload file behavior, set the default file to noPhoto.jpg. make sure to bind the ProductImage column to the File Upload Server File Name variable. when no photo is uploaded, the server file name variable will be given the Default File name.

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