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Dear IBI Community

I'm working on a IBI Portal solution and we have at the moment a dashboard running with 6 independent reports (in 6 different fex files). These reports can be filtered through a global filter with 7 different dropdown boxes.

I saw that it's possible to casscade these dropdown boxes so i.E. if you pick a start date all or some of the dropdown boxes are filtered as well: You can achieve this behavior over the "Paramters" panel in the app studio by drag and dropping one html element to another.

Question/requirement: In my case the dropdown boxes aren't cascaded. Instead i.e. if you start with the last dropdown box all others must be updated as well. So there is no chaining rule for the dropdown boxes at all. The user can start selecting his filter parameters wherever he wants and all others must be updated.

Additional info: The problem I facing within the parameters panel in app studio is that you can only have one directional relationship between the comboboxes. A bidirectional or "cyclic" dependency can't be created.

Is there a way that I can achieve this with the app studio resp. with the out of the box tools?

Many thanks for sharing your ideas and sponsor your time.

Best regards
Matt

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I don't think there is a auto way to do this.

I suspect that you will need to create javascript to update each control when the source control is changed.


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Hello Waz and all other IBI ethusiasts

Thank you for your answer.

For all: In the mean time I tried a kind of workaround solution for solving this problem. I created a fresh "Selection changed" trigger with a 7 refresh actions with input control (dropdown boxes) as target type. This works, but in my case I have a performance problem. The refresh process can't finish and the browser crashes (stop javascript).

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Matt


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Perhaps you have a infinite loop? box 1 triggers box 2, box 2 has a new select value and triggers box 1?


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Samantthias

You might look into using Jquery as well. I am not knowledgeable about it but I have seen some examples that are very dynamic.


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I think you will need to create a flag to say "don't update" for the other controls, if this is a loop like Frans says.


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Dear Both

Thanks for your answers and sharing your ideas. I will investigate a little bit further.

Best regards
Matt


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