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Clear search results without re-loading page or re-clicking Search button

Thread began 3/09/2011 6:07 pm by sandy170299 | Last modified 3/10/2011 1:51 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1269 views | 7 replies |

sandy170299

Clear search results without re-loading page or re-clicking Search button

I have a bunch of pages that I've created using Data Assist and ColdFusion and the client is requesting that instead of leaving all search fields empty and clicking Search, that there be a separate button when clicked, would essentially clear all the search parameters and re-load the page to its unfiltered state. Is there an easy way to do this? I couldn't get it to work.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

DataAssist stores the search into a session variable.

the naming scheme for the session variable is:
WADbSearch1_<page_name>


so if you have a named productsResults.cfm

the session will be named:
WADbSearch1_productsResults

you should see the session variable listed on the bindings panel.

while on the bindings panel, click the plus button and select URL variable, set it's name to "reset"


on the results page add a link to clear the search passing the reset qurystring variable:
<a href="productsResults.cfm?reset=true">Clear Search</a>

Now on the server behaviors panel, use the Cookies toolkit Clear Session Value behavior. click the plus button and select WA Cookies toolkit -> Clear Session values. click the lightning bolt next to triggers and select the reset URL variable.

from the list of session variables to clear, select the WADbSearch1_<page_name> session.

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sandy170299

Jason, when I try to apply the Clear Session Values server behavior, I'm getting javascript errors.

while executing onLoad in WACT_clearsession.htm, a javascript error occurred. When I click OKAY, the same error appears again. Clicking OKAY a second time brings me to what should be a dialog box, but I don't have any text boxes or select boxes. Just the Help, Okay, and Cancel buttons.

FYI, I DO have the latest version of Cookies Toolkit installed.

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sandy170299

Jason, I just found a fix for this in my downloads section. I'll try that first and let you know if it works or not.

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sandy170299

Jason, it's "kind of" working. When I click the Clear Search link, the following appears in my URL: tblApplicationScores_Results.cfm?reset=true, but the search itself is not reset until I either reload the page or click the link twice. Any ideas? Thanks :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Most likely it is code order.

make sure the clear session code is before the data assist search code.

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sandy170299

Yup ... that did it. Thank you, Jason :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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