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Insert Record - Remove spaces and replace with dashes and increment it not unique

Thread began 8/21/2014 2:41 pm by dlovas275157 | Last modified 8/21/2014 4:32 pm by Jason Byrnes | 601 views | 7 replies |

dlovas275157

Insert Record - Remove spaces and replace with dashes and increment it not unique

I am working on a permalink solution, and in order to do so I plan to create unique strings based on another database field.

Ex:

DB Field | Value

careerId: 1
careerTitle: Senior Sales Associate
careerPermalink: senior-sales-associate


I would like when I insert the record for the DataAssist insert server behavior to take the same form field and insert it twice, the second time with any spaces removed and replaced by dashes to accomplish the above data.

Im using <?php echo strtolower(((isset($_POST["careerTitle"]))?$_POST["careerTitle"]:"")) ?> to make it all lowercase, but do not know how to replace spaces with dashes or handle the increment.

Is there a way to easily accomplish this with DataAssist / DataBridge?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

use str_replace()

<?php echo strtolower(((isset($_POST["careerTitle"]))?str_replace(" ","-",$_POST["careerTitle"]):"")) ?>

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dlovas275157

Jason,

Thanks. That worked great.

Now the more complex part - how can I insert a "-1" at the end if there is already an entry for "Senior Sales Associate", or insert a "-2" if there are already 2 entries for "Senior Sales Associate", and so on?

Upon insert, I would need to check the database for matching entries in the careerTitle database field, count them and add increment if needed in the compiled careerPermalink database field.

Or maybe i just need to make sure the "careerPermalink" field is unique and increment it if needed? No sure how to do this.

Appreciate any further help.

Daniel

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

create a recordset to count the occurrences:

SELECT count( * ) AS occuraanceCount
FROM products
WHERE ProductName = paramPost

in the variables section create a new variable as:
name: paramPost
type: text
default value: -1
run time value: $_POST["careerTitle"]


than concatenate the recordset value:

<?php echo strtolower(((isset($_POST["careerTitle"]))?str_replace(" ","-",$_POST["careerTitle"]).(($row_recordsetName["occuraanceCount"] > 0)?$row_recordsetName["occuraanceCount"]:""):"")) ?>
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dlovas275157

Jason,

Again that worked great. Thank you!

I tried to modify it to make the increment "-2" instead of just "2" but cannot seem to get it right. Can you help with this last mod.

senior-sales-associate2
senior-sales-associate-2

<?php echo strtolower(((isset($_POST["careerTitle"]))?str_replace(" ","-",$_POST["careerTitle"]).(($row_rsOccurrencePermalink["occurrenceCount"] > 0)?$row_recordsetName["occurrenceCount"]:""):"")) ?>

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

<?php echo strtolower(((isset($_POST["careerTitle"]))?str_replace(" ","-",$_POST["careerTitle"]).(($row_rsOccurrencePermalink["occurrenceCount"] > 0)?"-".$row_recordsetName["occurrenceCount"]:""):"")) ?>

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dlovas275157

Perfect! Thank you again for the prompt help.

-DL

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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