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[SOLVED] How to create a date range slider filter in Webfocus
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Hi Everyone,

As a part of our dashboard, I am trying to create a date range slider filter as shown in the url below. Please provide if you have any inputs on how to create this in webfocus. Thank you very much.

Date Slider Image

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I haven't seen a date slider, but there's always the calendar picker.


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You can use the Range Slider using jQueryUI: https://jqueryui.com/slider/#range

Here is a rough example:
  
-HTMLFORM BEGIN NOEVAL
<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title>jQuery UI Slider - Range slider</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.10.2/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css" />
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.js"></script>
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/ui/1.12.1/jquery-ui.js"></script>
    <style>
        #custom-handle-0,
        #custom-handle-1 {
            width: 75px;
            height: 1.6em;
            top: 50%;
            margin-top: -.8em;
            text-align: center;
            line-height: 1.6em;
            font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;
            font-size: 12px;
        }
    </style>
    <script>
        $(function () {
            var minDate = new Date('2019-01-01');
            var maxDate = new Date('2019-12-31');
            var valueHi = new Date(new Date().toLocaleDateString());
            var valueLo = new Date(valueHi.getTime() - 56 * 86400000);
            var dateMin = new Date(minDate.getTime() + minDate.getTimezoneOffset() * 60 * 1000);
            var dateMax = new Date(maxDate.getTime() + maxDate.getTimezoneOffset() * 60 * 1000);
            var handle0 = $("#custom-handle-0");
            var handle1 = $("#custom-handle-1");

            $("#slider-range").slider({
                range: true,
                min: dateMin.getTime() / 1000,
                max: dateMax.getTime() / 1000,
                step: 86400,
                values: [dateMin.getTime() / 1000, valueHi.getTime() / 1000],
                create: function () {
                    handle0.text(dateMin.toLocaleDateString());
                    handle1.text(valueHi.toLocaleDateString());
                },

                slide: function (event, ui) {
                    $("#amount").val((new Date(ui.values[0] * 1000).toDateString()) + " - " + (new Date(ui.values[1] * 1000)).toDateString());
                    handle0.text(new Date(ui.values[0] * 1000).toLocaleDateString());
                    handle1.text(new Date(ui.values[1] * 1000).toLocaleDateString());

                }
            });
            $("#amount").val((new Date($("#slider-range").slider("values", 0) * 1000).toDateString()) + " - " + (new Date($("#slider-range").slider("values", 1) * 1000)).toDateString());
        });
    </script>
</head>

<body>
    <p>
        <label for="amount">Date range:</label>
        <input type="text" id="amount" style="border: 0; color: #f6931f; font-weight: bold;" size="100" />
    </p>
    <div id="slider-range">
        <div id="custom-handle-0" class="ui-slider-handle"></div>
        <div id="custom-handle-1" class="ui-slider-handle"></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
-HTMLFORM END

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Hi Hallway,

Thanks for taking time to provide this information. I see a "slider" in components tool bar in the html composer. Is it possible to create a date range slider filter with this and pass date ranges to the procedures on the html page.

Regards
BI DEV


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quote:
Originally posted by BI Dev:
Hi Hallway,

Thanks for taking time to provide this information. I see a "slider" in components tool bar in the html composer. Is it possible to create a date range slider filter with this and pass date ranges to the procedures on the html page.

Regards
BI DEV


That slider control is only a single slider, not a range slider.

*Edit: Hold that thought. I see a multiple attribute on it. Looking into using dates and will update.


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I was able to make it work:

(ignore the black spot on the picture. I converted the picture to base64 so all can see it. However in the code there is the letter k repeated three times and IBI masks it as ***, which of course breaks the base64 data. #cuzIBI So, I had to change one of the k to l and that caused the black)

You need to change the slider attribute "range" to yes, and get the date values from a master file. I created a hold file from ggsales with just the distinct dates
 
TABLE FILE GGSALES
BY DATE AS 'DATEKEY'
ON TABLE SET ASNAMES ON
ON TABLE SET HOLDLIST PRINTONLY
ON TABLE HOLD AS baseapp/gg_dates FORMAT FOCUS
END 


I then referenced the master file in the slider settings. The input box ends up being too small so I just changed the width on the embedded css tab
  
 #slider1 > input {
    width:130px; 
 }
/*the following code will put the input box inline with the slider*/
 #slider1 > div {
    width: calc(100% - 160px) !important;
 }

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Hallway,

I have been working with the WebFOCUS slider range for a few now with techsupport help. Does the data range actually include the default range capabilities the way you are doing it?

Currently, the range does not have the capability to pass a default range of data. But if creating a hold file as you are doing with the dates will work for creating a default range of values, then maybe I can go that route too.

Thanks,


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Thank you very much Hallway. It worked for me.

quote:
Originally posted by Hallway:
I was able to make it work:

(ignore the black spot on the picture. I converted the picture to base64 so all can see it. However in the code there is the letter k repeated three times and IBI masks it as ***, which of course breaks the base64 data. #cuzIBI So, I had to change one of the k to l and that caused the black)

You need to change the slider attribute "range" to yes, and get the date values from a master file. I created a hold file from ggsales with just the distinct dates
 
TABLE FILE GGSALES
BY DATE AS 'DATEKEY'
ON TABLE SET ASNAMES ON
ON TABLE SET HOLDLIST PRINTONLY
ON TABLE HOLD AS baseapp/gg_dates FORMAT FOCUS
END 


I then referenced the master file in the slider settings. The input box ends up being too small so I just changed the width on the embedded css tab
  
 #slider1 > input {
    width:130px; 
 }
/*the following code will put the input box inline with the slider*/
 #slider1 > div {
    width: calc(100% - 160px) !important;
 }


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quote:
Originally posted by MReeder:
Hallway,

I have been working with the WebFOCUS slider range for a few now with techsupport help. Does the data range actually include the default range capabilities the way you are doing it?

Currently, the range does not have the capability to pass a default range of data. But if creating a hold file as you are doing with the dates will work for creating a default range of values, then maybe I can go that route too.

Thanks,


Using the hold file, the range in the hold file will determine the range of the slider. the defaults will be the max and min values. I'm sure that you could set different default values with JavaScript.


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Can you please let me know how did you pass the date range from "date slider" to the report as a parameter.


Did you figure out how to pass the parameters to the report?


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new Date(new Date().toLocaleDateString());

Watch out if using this in IE versions.

T



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I'm trying this, but it doesn't seem to work correctly. When my screen comes up, the slider is populated properly, but when I move a slider I get numbers like 1996.1234 instead of dates. I'm on 8.105M.


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Hallway,

Thanks! I will give this a try. Smiler


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quote:
Originally posted by Tony A:
quote:
new Date(new Date().toLocaleDateString());

Watch out if using this in IE versions.

T

Interesting. Good catch. #ripIE

I guess that you would need this instead?
 
new Date(new Date().toDateString()) 


Our company has finally decided to give IE the boot and use designate Chrome and Edge-Chromium as our official browsers. This came about with the adivce from a MSFT rep stating at how vulnerable you are using IE. #happyDays

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Hallway,

Thank you so much for this! It totally worked for my needs. Since I just needed a numeric range from 0-100 to default I was able to create a flat file and a table master off the file. Then just called the master from the dynamic call from the canvas.

I have a meeting set with Barry Solomon tomorrow at 1:00 pm est. He will be happy to be able to log this in his how to do that in WebFOCUS/App Studio.

Thanks again and have a great weeekend!


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Good One

NICE WORK!! I'm glad that you figured it out. Smiler

Don't forget to add [SOLVED] to the post title.


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is BI DEV solved? I sorta hijacked his post. Smiler


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Yes, I was able to.


quote:
Originally posted by Hallway:
quote:
Can you please let me know how did you pass the date range from "date slider" to the report as a parameter.


Did you figure out how to pass the parameters to the report?


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Thank you very much Hallway, It worked for me. I appreciate everyone for taking time to provide their inputs.


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