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Changing a record forces a save

Forums: General Discussion
Created on: 01/13/11 12:51 AM Views: 1032 Replies: 5
Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12:51 AM

Is there any way to force a question like "do you want to save your changes" if you try to exit a record using the link on the upper right "return to class list" and you've made a change? Maybe this is a future thing, but this sure would help avoid losing information. Thanks

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:16 AM - Response #1

Hmmm. I'll run this past programming, but the page itself has no awareness of a change until the Save button is pressed. It's possible the system could compare the new page to the old page to see if there was a change, but I'd think it would have to compare every single character in every single field. Maybe there's a JavaScript way to do this where if a single field changes a "save" flag is turned on which could be checked for when clicking the text link. I


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Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:39 AM - Response #2

I'm pretty sure the client-side approach using javascript is the way to go - I seem to remember doing that sort of thing with Javascript a few years ago for some form stuff I programmed. That would be good - yea, each page being stateless is kind of a drag with data input like this. Thanks

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Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6:14 PM - Response #3

Added to Task List


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Monday, January 24, 2011 at 5:44 PM - Response #4

Joe,

Your suggestion has been noted for future consideration, however, due to other large projects in the queue, it will not be addressed in the current project load.

Thanks
Scott


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Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM - Response #5

That's fine - I was keeping a list of other suggestions, probably most of them based on needs for our multi-year site and handling over 25,000 records, but I misplaced that list - when I get it I'll post it on the forum somewhere. Thank you

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