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Update problem

Thread began 7/20/2013 8:08 pm by Col Foster | Last modified 7/21/2013 4:30 am by Col Foster | 980 views | 4 replies |

Col Foster

Update problem

I have a simple update form built with CSS form builder with an "update single record" server behaviour applied.
1. The form is not updating the selected record.
2. I would like the form values to persist if validation fails as now when submitted it returns blank.
3. Is it possible to validate the email field as unique as well as valid email address.

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CraigRBeta Tester

1. Update problem

On line 81, try changing

$WA_where_fieldValuesStr = "".$row_update_parents['id'] ."";


$WA_where_fieldValuesStr = "".$_GET['id'] ."";

It looks like the form is passing the url parameter correctly when submitted, so I think this will work

2. Persist problem

for the form values to persist, you need to set the value of each field to the WA validated Entries Value (you can do this by choosing the Init val in the field properties.)

eg - for the address field, instead of

value="<?php echo $row_update_parents['eaddress']; ?>"

it should look something like (please forgive any typos)

value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("untitled","eaddress"):"".$row_update_parents ["eaddress"]."")); ?>"

This will set the field value to the value you passed for validation, - unless that is an empty string, otherwise it will set the field value to the value from the recordset

3. There is a server validation server behavior called 'unique database value' which should be able to achieve this

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Col Foster

Thanks Craig, but still not updating.
Data now persists bit there is another problem in that when the form is called, the email field is blank which will be a problem with large forms if I only want to change one field.
I may be asking too much of DA to have the fields populated with the original data AND persist if validation fails.

When I open the server validation behavior from the behaviors panel I have the choice to validate as an email address or unique value but not both as I could when building the registration form with the "create security pages" wizard

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CraigRBeta Tester

if you want, you can PM me a copy of the table(s) and i will try and take a look later today

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Col Foster

Thanks Craig,
The site is almost complete, I really just wanted the added security afforded by "security assist", which I now have.
I was going to redo all insert & update forms with webassist but I think I'll stick with my original forms & add CAPTCHA.
Thanks again for your help.

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