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Dynamic Dropdown on update page tutorial or documentation

Thread began 1/21/2010 12:48 pm by Andrew Read | Last modified 2/24/2010 4:16 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2682 views | 10 replies |

aread394835

Dynamic Dropdown on update page tutorial or documentation

Hello,

I am an ADDT user that is doing my best to move over to WA Extensions.

I am interested in getting the Dynamic Dropdown behaviours to work with a WA DataAssist created update page.

Is there any documentation or tutorial for this? I couldn't find one, but I may not be looking in the correct place.

The issue that I am having is that the fields are not pre-populating on Page Load. The Parent list is populating properly, however, the child is not loading properly.

Thank you,

Andrew

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, we do not have a tutorial for accomplishing this.

you need to apply the Dynamic Drop Down Populate List from array and Set Selected in List behaviors to the onLoad event of the body tag. You need to apply a set of each of those behaviors for each child list you have. If you have two child lists, apply the Populate List From Array and Set Selected behavior for the first child list, then again for the second child list.

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aread394835

If I may suggest that this would be a good thing to have a tutorial for. Many people have been in here asking if this is possible, and frankly the posts and their answers are confusing to a new user.

There will be lots of people here from the ADDT group, now that it has been discontinued (god rest its soul!) and they will all be confused by this process.

If I may say, that the one thing that is very frustrating about these WA Extensions so far is the lack of integration between them. ADDT did a very good job of making the Extensions work with each other, if desired, where as the WA Extensions are all very seperate from each other.

I will re-look at what is going on with mine and see if I can decypher your answer in order to troubleshoot my problems.

If not I will be back to ask for a more clear step by step answer.

Thank you,

Andrew

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Please submit any documentation requests you may have directly to the documentation team by filling in the feedback form and selecting Documentation as the type:
submit-idea.php

If you need clarification on the process, do not hesitate to ask.

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aread394835

Right hand... meet left hand... etc.

Attached at the bottom is the response that I received from the documentation department after your suggestion to ask for some documentation.

May I suggest that rather than having your customers run around in circles trying to get help to common issues, that you may want to have a process put in place that AUTOMATICALLY causes some documentation to be created for common issues that people are having with your products.

Had there been some documentation available already, we could have both saved a lot of time, and I may actually have this bleeding update page working already! :o(

So far I am not impressed.

Andrew

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Hi Andrew,

I would suggest that you post your question on our forum so that someone from our tech support team can assist you with how you would achieve that type of functionality. You can click on the following link to access our forum:

forums/



Kind Regards,

Laura Savelli
800.886.0130 x136
www.webassist.com?WAAID=896

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

That form is emailed to about 5 or 6 different people. Laura is a member of our Sales department, it was also emailed to the Documentation Team. Laura was just trying to make sure you're issue was addressed as quickly as possible. Rest assured that the documentation team will also receive your comments.

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Andrew Read

As I have not been able to get this to work properly, would it be possible for you to provide some step by step instructions as to how to get this to work?

I really need to get moving on this and I have spent the day futzing with it, to no avail.

Perhaps a new thread that could be made a sticky, so that others don't have to go through this same thing.

I will likely be quite a while before your documentation team gets out a document.

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The key to making this work is adding the Populate List From Array behavior to the onLoad event of the body tag.

In the tag selector, select the body tab, then on the bindings panel, click the plus button and select WA Dynamic Dropdowns -> Populate List From Array.

Select the correct array for the first child list, set the Source list to the Parent list, and set the target List to the first child list.

This step will populate the child list with the correct selections based on the parent list.

Now add the Set Selected in List behavior. On the bindings tab, click the plus button and select WA Dynamic Dropdowns -> Set Selected in List. Set the target list to the first child list. Click the lightning bolt next to value and select the corresponding column from the recordset.

If you have other child lists, you will need to repeat the steps, add the Populate list from array behavior, then the Set Selected In List behavior.


If you continue to have problems, please post a link to your page. you can temporarily remove the update button so it wont work.

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Andrew Read

This still does not work.. please contact me privately and I will give you access to my development server.

Thank you

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asnw0764437428

Dynamic Drop lists

Any chance we could have a video tutorial to go with an in-depth documentation tutorial on this also.

Very much appreciated!

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