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I have two windows. From window two I want to affect a control in window one, hopefully using the function IbComposer_setCurrentSelection.

I cannot get it to work.

Using normal JavaScript works:
parent.opener.document.getElementById('SAVE_REPORT_NAME').value = varSAVE_REPORT_NAME;

Using IbComposer_setCurrentSelection does not work:
parent.opener.IbComposer_setCurrentSelection(parent.opener.document.getElementById('SAVE_REPORT_NAME'),varSAVE_REPORT_NAME);

varSAVE_REPORT_NAME is a JS variable containing the value I want to update the control with. I get no error but nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

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Francis


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In file C:\ibi\WebFOCUS77\ibi_html\javaassist\ibi\html\js\ib_composer_api.js I found this:

//selects values in the control// arrValues is the array of values to be selected not done yet

function IbComposer_setCurrentSelection(controlId, arrValues, bUpdateDependencies)
{
    setCurrentSelection(controlId, arrValues, bUpdateDependencies);
}

I certainly hope that "not done yet" doesn't mean the function is non-functional yet (as at v7.7.03)...

As per the documentation, I tried putting the value in an array, but that didn't work either.


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I put an alert in function IbComposer_setCurrentSelection in file ib_composer_api.js and I get nothing - seems like it does not get called?!


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Francis,

I believe part of your problem is that you are passing a control to the function rather than the unique ID (string value).

Try changing your function to:

parent.opener.IbComposer_setCurrentSelection('SAVE_REPORT_NAME',varSAVE_REPORT_NAME); 


Also is opener a HTML document in a frame in the parent HTML?

Cheers

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I found certain requirements to make IbComposer_setCurrentSelection work, which I mention about two-thirds of the way through this earlier post.


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Dan, thanks very much for the information - I will take a look later this evening.


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The 7703 manual shows that the API function takes 'controlID' in the syntax and explains that 'controlID' is the unique identifier of the control from which values are obtained.

Additionally, the "Not done yet" comment in the JS file means that these values have not been obtained yet.


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I corrected my faulty code and this line now works - it sets the value of a text field:

parent.opener.IbComposer_setCurrentSelection('SAVE_REPORT_NAME',SAVE_REPORT_NAME);


The next thing I'm trying to work out is how to call IbComposer_setCurrentSelection to set two very particular double-list boxes - one is a list of report dimension (sort by) column names and the other is a list of measure column names. The IbComposer_getCurrentSelection function on these two double-list boxes returns something like "COUNTRY BY MODEL BY CAR" AND "SALES AND WEIGHT AND LENGTH", respectively. To use these values in IbComposer_setCurrentSelection, based on the documentation, the values must be in an array - so I stripped out the BY and AND and created arrays. When I assign these arrays to the IbComposer_setCurrentSelection, the double-lst boxes do not get set.

Are these two types of double-list boxes too specialized?


Francis


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Solved!

I was not calling the function properly - it works very well for a variety of control types, in fact IbComposer_getCurrentSelection and IbComposer_setCurrentSelection are great functions. In the past, I had developed something similar to what I'm doing now, but with traditional JavaScript, with which I had to treat each control type differently - radio buttons, list boxes, double list boxes, etc. With IbComposer_getCurrentSelection and IbComposer_setCurrentSelection, you don't have to worry about the control type - as long as you have the value(s) - they just work.

My thanks to tech support.


Francis


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Barry is great! I was feeling very sad for how frustrated you were. Glad to hear you are now touting this wonderful toolSmiler


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Barry is wonderful. The tool is great and can be made better!

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