making the $ref field appear when the response document is created

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I have a discussion database & when a user clicks to create a response , the $ref field has no value , so if the user wants to go back & not create the reponse, they have to chose something from the menu ....

is there no way to get the $ref field to compute immediately upon creation of the response document
Question by:PParuman
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    U save and open the response doc.
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    Hi PParuman,

    >  so if the user wants to go back & not create the reponse, they have to chose something from
    > the menu ....
    What are you talking about?  I don't think you you've really explained what is going on.

    Could you please take us through an example of what a user did from teh time the user opened the discussion database?

    Best regards,

    P.S.  $Ref field is not really something you control, it happens automatically, and the value is not really recognizable to you directly.  The equivalent is @InheritedDocumentUniqueID, at compose time (not when recalculated).
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    If the doc ids on the main documents  are stored in a separate field - e.g. "myDocId", text, computed, @Text(@DocumentUniqueID) - you could inherit this field upon creation instead (store it in e.g. myParentsID).

    The technique is sometimes used as part in an effort to secure structural integrity: if response documents are cut/pasted to other parent doc's $Ref on the responses will change. Your inherited field however will still point to the original parent.

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