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Retaining input data on failed submit

Thread began 11/10/2014 2:58 pm by Jamie | Last modified 11/18/2014 3:16 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1381 views | 9 replies |

Jamie

Retaining input data on failed submit

hey Jason

Is there a resource on the site that explains how to make a form retain data from inputs that are correct whilst the form submission itself fails stopping g the user from having to re-input data?

Cheers

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're using server validation, right?

if so, you set the initial value for the form elements to use the validated Entries binding group.

After you add server validation to a page, look in the bindings panel, there is a validated entries biding group with a binding for each form element in the form.

the validated entries binding is populated when validation fails with the values that passed validation.

bind each form element's initial value to the corresponding validated entries biding to retain values that passed validation.

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Jamie

Hey Jason

Its just on insert / update page sin the backend....do I need to add server validations to these pages or is it a different way to do this on a page such as the attached?

Thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I don't follow, how is the form submission failing if not using validation?

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Jamie

I think I may have been confusing myself with using thr update page as that doesnt have the validations on it... the insert does and can see how it works

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

ok.

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Jamie

Hey Jason

Am struggling to get a dropdown menu to retain the info.

Have got an insert form which requires an image to proceed. On ffailed submit, I have got the text inputs working fine and retaining the entered data:

<input id="BikeColour" name="BikeColour" type="text" value="<?php echo(ValidatedField("bikeinsert_973","BikeColour")) ?>" class="formTextfield_Medium" tabindex="2" style="width:310px; height:35px; font-size:16px;" />



however, the dropdown menu I have tried

<select class="formMenufield_Medium" name="BikeStyle" id="BikeStyle" tabindex="5" title="Please enter a value." style="width:315px; height:35px; font-size:16px;">
<option value="Motorcycle" <?php echo(ValidatedField("bikeinsert_973","BikeStyle")) ?>>Motorcycle</option>
<option value="Moped" <?php echo(ValidatedField("bikeinsert_973","BikeStyle")) ?>>Moped</option>
</select>


and

<select class="formMenufield_Medium" name="BikeGears" id="BikeGears" rel="<?php echo((isset($_GET["invalid"])?ValidatedField("bikeinsert_973","BikeGears"):"")); ?>" tabindex="4" title="Please enter a value."  style="width:310px; height:35px; font-size:16px;">
<option value="Gears" selected>Gears</option>
<option value="Twist">Twist & Go</option>
<option value="Either">Either</option>
</select>


but clearly neither of these are working to retain the selection when the image option fails.

Thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

for select lists, highlight the select list in design view, then open the property inspector.

in the property inspector, click the Dynamic button

Next to the Select Value Equal to option, click the lightning bolt and select the corresponding validated entries binding.

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Jamie

gotcha many thanks

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome

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