Avoiding save record while refresh after submit in coldfusion

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
In my form I have a drop down with list of program. Also I have an add optioon , so once the user click on it I will get the text field and a radio button  where the user would enter all the info in click on save submit. That will start the insert SP. So my question is once I do the submit I will get duplicate records in the database. How can I avoid duplicate submittion. Here is my CF code
 <cfparam name="form.hidden" default="0">
            <cfparam name="form.categoryname" default="">
            <cfif isDefined("form.btnsubmit3")>
            <cfloop index="variables.i" from="1" to="#ListLen(form.categoryname)#">
                       <cfset variables.thisCheckbox = ListGetAt(form.categoryname,variables.i)>
                   <cfstoredproc procedure="addCategory" datasource="HotBanana_Manager">
                            <cfprocparam type="in" cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar" value="#variables.thisCheckbox#">        
                      <cfprocparam type="in" cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar" value="#session.schoolcode#">
                              <cfprocparam type="in" cfsqltype="cf_sql_bit" value="#form.hidden#">
             <cfcatch type="database">
              There was a database error!
Question by:erikTsomik
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Expert Comment

ID: 20058592
Check condition using unique id before inserting a record whether it is already inserted or not.
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Author Comment

ID: 20058664
The id automatically generated so there is no way to check it.

Expert Comment

ID: 20058721
In that form any other unique is present other than auto increment id. If no means you cannot avoid that problem. Because its not a language problem. You only set one unique name other than auto increment id.
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Author Comment

ID: 20058740
I can use category name

Expert Comment

ID: 20058787
<cfquery name="exist" datasource="test">
select * from example category_name = #category_name#
<cfif exist.recordcount GT 0>
      Already exists
      Insert code here
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_agx_ earned 2000 total points
ID: 20067002
As I see it, there seem to be two issues

1) Its sounds as if you're running a stored procedure when you shouldn't be.  If the code is behaving incorrectly, you need to change the conditions so it executes at the right time.  Otherwise, you're generating database activity when its not needed.  

2) If duplicates are not allowed, your stored procedure should anticipate this and handle that condition.  In other words, only insert a record if one does not already exist.  

      INSERT INTO TableName (someColumn)
     SELECT  @someVariable ....
                    SELECT 1
                    FROM    SomeTable
                    WHERE  SomeColumn = @someValue

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