Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dialog field with multiple choice

This is a small tutorial class on how to work with the new AX 2012 SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl class.

There are good examples on the internet as well as a tutorial class in AX 2012 itself but I want to explain how to pack/unpack values for this field and make it mandatory.

Let's say we need to select multiple sites in the dialog.



I hope my comments inline will be enough. If not let me know, please.


class tmxMultiSelectSiteTutorial extends RunBase
{
    FormBuildStringControl      fbscMultiSite;
    FormStringControl           fscMultiSite;
    container                   siteIds;
    str                         siteIdsStr;

    SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl    multiSiteCtrl;
    DialogRunbase               dialog;

    #define.CurrentVersion(1)
    #define.Version1(1)
    #localmacro.CurrentList
        siteIdsStr
    #endmacro
}



protected Object dialog()
{
    dialog = super();
    // add a new form build control for multiple choice; string type
    fbscMultiSite        = dialog.curFormGroup().addControl(FormControlType::String, identifierstr(AnyFormControlNameYouLike));
    fbscMultiSite.label('Site');

    return dialog;
}





public void dialogPostRun(DialogRunbase _dialog)
{
    FormRun formRun;

    super(dialog);

    formRun = _dialog.dialogForm().formRun();

    if (formRun)
    {
        // to get the access to the form control we created on the dialog
        fscMultiSite = formRun.design().control(fbscMultiSite.id());
        // create multiple loookup of SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl type
        // cgiInventSite query must exist in AOT; simply SiteId and Name from InventSite table
        multiSiteCtrl = SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl::construct(formRun, fscMultiSite, querystr(cgiInventSite));
        // to underline it red; actually it does not validate; so check the Validate method
        multiSiteCtrl.setMandatory(true);
        // if we restored from last values
        if(siteIdsStr)
        {
            //then we convert the string to container
            siteIds = str2con(siteIdsStr);
            // after create the special container of SiteIds and Names
            multiSiteCtrl.set(this.siteIds2Names(siteIds));
        }
    }
}





public boolean getFromDialog()
{
    if (multiSiteCtrl)
    {
        // selected sites convert to container of RecIds
        siteIds     = multiSiteCtrl.get();
        // convert it to string for pack/unpack
        siteIdsStr  = con2Str(siteIds);
    }
    return super();
}





private container siteIds2Names(container _c)
{
    InventSite      inventSite;
    container       contSiteId, contRecId;
    int             i, cLen = conLen(_c);

    for (i = 1 ; i <= cLen ; i++)
    {
        inventSite = inventSite::findRecId(conPeek(_c, i));
        // this part will be visible
        contSiteId += [inventSite.SiteId];
        // this part will be used by SysLookupMultiSelectCtrl as invisible
        contRecId  += [inventSite.RecId];
    }
    return [contRecId, contSiteId];
}





public boolean validate(Object _calledFrom = null)
{
    boolean ret;

    ret = super(_calledFrom);

    if(!conPeek(siteIds, 1))
    {
         ret = checkFailed('Site must be selected!');
    }

    return ret;
}





public void run()
{
    InventSite  inventSite;
    int         i;
    int         conNum = conLen(siteIds);

    // any business logic for the selected sites
    for( i = 1; i<=conNum; i++)
    {
        inventSite = inventSite::findRecId(conPeek(siteIds, i));
        info(strFmt("Site: %1 - %2", inventSite.SiteId, inventSite.Name));
    }
}






1 comment:

Güven Şahin said...

thanks. its really helpfull.