Change a database value before display

Change a database value before display

Unread postby agnar » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:22 pm

Basically, I need to change the value of a database field before it is displayed in an edit form.

For, examle, I might set a date to the current date (say, as a last modification date)

I can set a default value for a new record easilly, but can't figure out how to do it on an existing record.

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Re: Change a database value before display

Unread postby massiws » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:05 am

Agnar, you could use nuLoadThis() function in Custom Code > Javascript.
For example:
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if ( $("#your_field").val() === '' ) {
  $("#your_field").val('default value');

If the field isn't on the form you can:
  • use AJAX call to get the value from DB;
  • load the value field in a hidden field on the form.

If you change the value via Javascript, remember to update the field in DB using uDB() function.

Hope this helps,
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