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server validations questions

Thread began 7/30/2013 6:45 am by Jamie | Last modified 9/26/2013 3:24 pm by Jamie | 1257 views | 15 replies |

Jamie

server validations questions

hey Jason

Have started using server validations email (basically to avoid duplicate blog or news titles for mod_rewrite purposes).

I have a couple of questions

1. in the backend, I have set up validation show ifs for the relevant field on both the _insert and _update pages. They work fine unless you make an attempt, get the validation error text and then hit cancel. If you then go back into the page, the valideation error text is already there....

2.this isnt so much about server validations per se but what would be good practice for members section where you *could* have 2 people from the same company. I can create the permalink aspect in the database, I can get the pages to validate but obviously from a mod_rewrite perspective, I cant have 2 identical company names for 2 different peoiple...so my question is just about if it were you, how would you set it up to differentiate the 2?

Many thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) The validation failure is stored in a session. the session is cleared when the when validation passes. if you select the validation server behavior and go to code view, it will have the validation code block highlighted, about the 3rd line is the line that sets the failure session, it will look similar to:

$_SESSION['WAVT_index_Errors'] = "";

in this example, the validation is being applied to a page named index.php. you could add the following at the bottom of the page to clear the session:

php:
<?php if(isset($_SESSION['WAVT_index_Errors'])) unset($_SESSION['WAVT_index_Errors']); ?>



2) I would use the Unique database value validation for the permalink to prevent the same entry, the users would need to make sure to enter unique company names, perhaps add the state / province:
Widget Corp MA

vs.
Widget Corp NY

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Jamie

Thanks Jason

Re 1) not sure where you mean this to go as anywhere I put it, DW shows a code error

I have tried putting

<?php if(isset($_SESSION['WAVT_blogupdate_Errors'])) unset($_SESSION< /span>['WAVT_blogupdate_Errors']); ?>

before </body>, before </html> and after </html>

none of those seem to work....

Re 2) I thought that might be the case but for the sake of asking I thought there may have been something else that I could do.

Cheers

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you have a span tag in the code:
unset($_SESSION< /span>['WAVT_blogupdate_Errors']);

should be:
unset($_SESSION['WAVT_blogupdate_Errors']);

i would put it after the </html> tag, but in reality, it doesn't matter as long as it is after the last show if block.

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Jamie

ooops thanks

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Jamie

Hey Jason

Have been adding the server validations and they all work absolutely fine until I clear the session.

Basically, what is happening (if I dont clear the session) is that when the title is duplicated the warning/error message appears but if you cancel the page and come back to it that message still shows.

When I add the clear session

servicescontentsinsert_622

it still goes to validate but and stays on the page but the message is not visible at all when it should be....

not sure what info you need to be able to see what I am doing wrong but have attached the 2 pages that this is happening on.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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Jamie

see PM

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see PM

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Jamie

see PM

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