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Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

  • 1.  Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 12:24
    Edited by Andrew Fry 01-21-2020 12:25
    A simple question: Do Dynamic form rules that display a message, only display said message when one is in add or edit mode of the associated form?

    I have a dynamic form rule setup to display a message when certain criteria are met.

    Those criteria are met and I would like to see the message in View mode but nothing is happening.
    This made me think that perhaps the dynamic form rules only shows messages while in add or edit mode of the record.

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    Andrew
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  • 2.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 12:43
    correct guess, those messages only appear to guide the user during add/ edit.  if you need other warning messages, what we do is to create a formula text field or preferably a formula Rich text field (with some basic HTML, like font color) and put it on the form.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
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  • 3.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 12:59
    Ok, sounds good.

    I have done that before, so I can do it for this.

    However, I cannot have it pop-out at the user in a separate window, like the Dynamic Form Rules, right?

    I guess I could if I wrote some JS for it, but as I understand it, JS is not entirely supported by QB, so it could be removed at any time .... which is what I would want to avoid.

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    Andrew
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  • 4.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 13:01
    No, it wont pop out, but you can make it as big and red as you like.

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    Mark Shnier (YQC)
    Quick Base Solution Provider
    Your Quick Base Coach
    http://QuickBaseCoach.com
    mark.shnier@gmail.com
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  • 5.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 13:15
    hahahaha, true.

    I laugh because I can just imagine my users having this huge, gargantuan deep red text message in front of their faces.

    It would be quite comical to see their reaction.

    Thanks for the input Mark.

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    Andrew
    andrew.fry25@gmail.com
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  • 6.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-22-2020 09:47
    If they are anything like other users I see they will choose to ignore the text no matter how ugly it is lol.


  • 7.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-22-2020 10:49
    Yes!! Very true!! But I hope to curb that via something bold and "in-their-face". There is only so much one can do though, right ... lol

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    Andrew
    andrew.fry25@gmail.com
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  • 8.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-22-2020 11:22
    Edited by Don Larson 01-22-2020 11:22


  • 9.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-21-2020 23:35
    Andrew,

    In your logic, you could change the Font Size based on the conditions in the record.   Use a very small font when things are good or perhaps even display "".

    When the record has violated a business rule jump to a 48pt font.


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    Don Larson
    Paasporter
    Westlake OH
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  • 10.  RE: Dynamic form Rules: Mesages

    Posted 01-22-2020 10:48
    Fantastic idea Don! Thank you for the input. I will give that a try.

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    Andrew
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