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Possible Image Onload Technique: How can I display a pop-up window to select criteria, that will then change the form data.

  • 1.  Possible Image Onload Technique: How can I display a pop-up window to select criteria, that will then change the form data.

    Posted 07-18-2019 18:30
    Our company wants to put all municipal permitting requirements into one app. 

    Issue: Those requirements can change based on who the customer is.

    Solution: Have the main employee facing table have reference fields which will change based on what project they pick from a pop-up window. These reference field would look at another table in the app with all the customer specific information.
    Each Permitting Requirements record could be a child of the AHJ table. But we need to select which one to reference while in view.

    We want to use a pop-up window because this needs to be in view only. We don't want a bunch of employees editing these records.



  • 2.  RE: Possible Image Onload Technique: How can I display a pop-up window to select criteria, that will then change the form data.

    Posted 07-18-2019 20:18
    I'm sure that this can be dome natively.

    I would use my not so patented User Focus technique to put the Customer in Focus for the current user.  The current user will be an entry in a self maintaining table of users.  The Focus Customer's checkboxes would be looked up into the User Focus record and then back down to the permitting requirement tabes where a formula checkbox would calculate which are relevant.  The button would refresh the record once clicked, and the embedded table of permitting requirements would show by form rule when the customer is in focus.

    here are my cheat notes, but they are not step by step.

    Edit or Create a User Record for the Current User (remember to set permissions in the User focus table)
    Set Key Field
    User Exists - true!

    Remember to set permissions

    var text AddUser = URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_USER_FOCUS] & "?act=API_AddRecord"
     & "&_fid_6=" & ToText(User())
     & "&_fid_7=" & ToText([Record ID#]);

    var text EditUser = URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_USER_FOCUS] & "?act=API_EditRecord"
    & "&key="  & ToText(User())
    & "&_fid_7=" & ToText([Record ID#]);


    var textIf([User exists?],
    $EditUser, $AddUser);

    "javascript:" &
    "$.get('" & 
    $URL & 
    "',function(){" &
    "location.reload(true);" &
    "});" 
    & "void(0);"



    If you are good with formula URLs and relationships I can help you here, or else we would need to book 45 minutes on a GTM together to get this working for you.