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need to create dynamic cfarguments

Posted on 2008-06-19
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I tried using cfgrid but it's worthless in the real world unless you're just doing simple display and/or updates. So I went back to using a dynamic table with TDs based on a query. The problem is updating the data. I tried to use list functions but empty TDs are not passed and that creates a problem stepping through multiple lists using just one index. The elements don't match up. So I thought I would I would create the cfinputs inside the TDs with a name plus the currentrow from the query (I/E field1, field2, etc.). The problem is the update cfc. I can't create dynamic cfarguments.

 Context validation error for the cfargument tag.
The tag must be nested inside a CFFUNCTION tag.
<cffunction name="updateSearch" access="remote">
        <cfargument name="SearchIndivsRecordCount" type="string" required="no">
    <cfif #arguments.SearchIndivsRecordCount# gt 0>
        <cfargument name="SEARCHNUM" type="string" required="yes">
        <cfargument name="Company_number" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="title" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="reportstoid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="hrid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="haid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="active" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="invoice_to_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="search_begin_date" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="date_accepted" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="tax_specialty" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="low_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="high_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="relocate_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="paid_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="buy_house_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="start_date" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="start_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="additional_compensation" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_referal" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="consultant_referal" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="fill_consultant" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_referring_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_working_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="consultant_working_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="candidate_placed_number" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="reports_to" type="string" required="no">
 
        <cfloop from="1" to="#arguments.SearchIndivsRecordCount#" index="sirc">
            <cfargument name="individual_number#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="date_of_resume#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="date_telephoned#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="date_of_Face_to_face#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="date_of_placement#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="old_date_of_placement#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="Individual_recruiter_referal#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="Individual_recruiter#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="Individual_consultant#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfargument name="DeleteIndiv#sirc#" type="string" required="no">
            <cfif #trim(arguments.Date_of_placement#sirc#)# neq #trim(arguments.Old_Date_of_placement#sirc#)#>
                <cfset arguments.candidate_placed_number = "#arguments.individual_number#sirc##" />
            </cfif>
        </cfloop>
        <cfelse>
        <cfargument name="SEARCHNUM" type="string" required="yes">
        <cfargument name="Company_number" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="title" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="reportstoid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="hrid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="haid" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="active" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="invoice_to_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="search_begin_date" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="date_accepted" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="tax_specialty" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="low_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="high_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="relocate_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="paid_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="buy_house_yn" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="start_date" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="start_salary" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="additional_compensation" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_referal" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="consultant_referal" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="fill_consultant" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_referring_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="recruiter_working_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="consultant_working_individual" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="candidate_placed_number" type="string" required="no">
        <cfargument name="reports_to" type="string" required="no">
 
    </cfif>

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by:SidFishes
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afaik this is not possible as cfarguments must be the first tags following cffunction

If I understand what ou are trying to do, maybe dynamically set your form and just pass key pair changes to each cell via ajax? something like

      
<script type="text/javascript">
function make_request()
{
      alert( make_request.arguments[0] + "," + make_request.arguments[1])
      //do you ajax call here
}

</script>
<cfoutput>

<cfset TempQry= querynew("")>
<cfset queryaddcolumn  (TempQry, "initValueID", "CF_SQL_integer", ListToArray("1,2,3,4,5,6"))>
<cfset queryaddcolumn  (TempQry, "initValue", "cf_sql_varchar", ListToArray("here, there, everywhere, nowhere, anywhere,somewhere"))>
<table>
<tr>
<cfloop query="tempqry">
<td>
      <input type="text"       value="#initValue#" onblur ="make_request('fieldName#InitValueID#',this.value);">
</td>
</cfloop>
</tr>
</table>
</cfoutput>

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by:larksys
ID: 21831093
I have a form that submits to an action (update) form that invokes the update cfc function. If I hadn't been so hyper about it I would have realized that replacing the invoke with the query update on the action page would solve the problem.

But, you were close.

 <cfoutput query="QGetJobI">
                <tr>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="status#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#trim(QGetJobI.Placement_Status)#" size="2" /><cfinput type="hidden" name="individual_number#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#QGetJobI.individual_number#"/></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="name#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#trim(QGetJobI.firstname)# #trim(QGetJobI.lastname)#" size="30"/></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="Date_Of_Resume#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#dateformat(QGetJobI.date_of_resume,"yyyy/mm/dd")#" size="10"/></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="Date_Telephoned#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#dateformat(QGetJobI.date_telephoned,"yyyy/mm/dd")#" size="10"/></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="Date_Of_Face_To_Face#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#dateformat(QGetJobI.date_of_face_to_face,"yyyy/mm/dd")#" size="10"/></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="Date_Of_Placement#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#dateformat(QGetJobI.date_of_placement,"yyyy/mm/dd")#" size="10"/><cfinput type="hidden" name="Old_Date_Of_Placement#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#QGetJobI.date_of_placement#"/></td>
                    <td><cfselect name="Individual_recruiter_referal#QGetJobI.currentrow#" query="QconsultantList" multiple="no" display="username" selected ="#QGetJobI.Individual_recruiter_referal#" size="1" value="adminid"></cfselect></td>
                    <td><cfselect name="Individual_recruiter#QGetJobI.currentrow#" query="QconsultantList" multiple="no" display="username" selected ="#QGetJobI.Individual_recruiter#" size="1" value="adminid"></cfselect></td>
                    <td><cfselect name="Individual_consultant#QGetJobI.currentrow#" query="QconsultantList" multiple="no" display="username" selected ="#QGetJobI.Individual_consultant#" size="1" value="adminid"></cfselect></td>
                    <td><cfinput type="text" name="active_until#QGetJobI.currentrow#" value="#dateformat(QGetJobI.active_until,"yyyy/mm/dd")#" size="12"/></td>
               
                <td><cfinput name="DeleteIndiv#QGetJobI.currentrow#" type="checkbox"></td>
           
            </tr>
            </cfoutput>
            <cfinput type="hidden" name="SearchIndivsRecordCount" value="#QGetJobI.recordcount#" />
        </table>
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There always seems to be one more thing. At the bottom of the previous code there is a checkbox, "DeleteIndiv#QGetJobI.currentrow#". It does not pass in the form scope if it is not checked. I need a method or trick to tell me to delete that line upon the users instruction so I will have an element that matches the others when looping through the elements. I guess I could have a cfinput where the user could type a "D" but that seems so passe. Can I do  cfparam just above the TD that will always create the element whether they check it or not?
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don't think so, the checkbox will only pass an ON value and only if checked.

you could try something with a hidden field and some js

ie: have a hidden field called checkboxdelete=true
and then just set it to false (or better to toggle t/f) with js when the checkbox is checked

eval that field in the form and if = true then skip the line

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by:larksys
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I'm just not good enough at JS. Maybe you can solve the problem. I'm having trouble accessing a variable element name in the script.



It tells me that the left hand side of the argument is invalid. And no alert pops up.
function changeTF(elementindex){
var EI = elementindex;
if (document.forms['DspSearch'].DeleteYN + EI.value == 'on')
{
alert (document.forms['DspSearch'].DeleteYN + EI.value);
 document.forms['DspSearch'].DeleteYN + EI.value = 'off';}   <----------
 else{
 alert (document.forms['DspSearch'].DeleteYN + EI.value);
  document.forms['DspSearch'].DeleteYN + EI.value = 'on';}
return;
}
</script>

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Oh yeah;

<td><cfinput name="DeleteYN#QGetJobI.currentrow#" type="hidden" value="off">
                        <cfinput name="DeleteIndiv#QGetJobI.currentrow#" type="checkbox" onClick="changeTF(#QGetJobI.currentrow#)"></td>
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by:larksys
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When debugging I find that elementindex is passing properly and the end result element name is DeleteYN1. I just can't figure out how to get to the element to change it.
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">        
function changeTF(elementindex){
var EI = elementindex;
var EIname = 'DeletYN' + EI;
var x = document.getElementsByName(EIname).value;
/*if (document.forms['DspSearch'].[EIname].value == 'on')
{*/
alert (EIname);
/* document.forms['DspSearch'].[EIname].value = 'off';}
 else{
 alert (document.forms['DspSearch'].[EIname].value);
  document.forms['DspSearch'].[EIname].value = 'on';}*/
return;
}
</script>

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by:larksys
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Got a little help from the JS guys.

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">        
function changeTF(elementindex){
  var theObj = document.forms.DspSearch['DeleteYN' + elementindex];
  theObj.value = (theObj.value!='on')?'on':'off';
  alert (theObj.value);
  return;
}
</script>


Thanks very much for your help. I've been spinning my wheels for hours. Problem solved

Thanks again.
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by:larksys
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Wouldn't want to weigh in on a Spry problem, would you?
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