Determining a field's repetition when clicking on it

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I have a calculated repeating field which has a button/script attached to it. When the user clicks on it, I want to determine which repetition is being clicked on to inform the scripted action that follows. Nothing I've tried so far has worked. Get( ActiveRepetitionNumber ) produces only a zero because the cursor never enters the field and it's not possible to give an Object Name to each repetition of a field.

( Why am I using repeating fields at all? They have their uses, especially if you want the visual equivalent of a horizontal portal, which you can do using a calculated repeating field.)
Question by:Will Loving
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by:Will Loving
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Never mind. I sort of wrote the key to the answer in my initial question when I wrote "because the cursor never enters the field". The trick is to allow the cursor to enter the field and then use an "On Enter" Script Trigger to grab the Repetition number using SetVariable to Get( ActiveRepetitionNumber ) ; followed by a Commit Records step to exit the field and then run the rest of the script.

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Hi willmcn,

I think you could have separate buttons over the repetitions and pass a parameter to the script depending on which buttons is clicked.
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by:Will Loving
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It would work, but unfortunately that would mean 18 buttons. I just tested my script trigger solution which took at two minutes to setup and it works perfectly. Being in the field also allows to grab other related values at the same time before exiting. As far as the user is concerned, they never now the difference.
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Will Loving earned 0 total points
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As noted above, I found a way to determine the repetition of the repeating by entering the field and running a script trigger to determine the repetition and then exit the field. However, if anyone has a simple method to determine the field repetition "on click" without actually entering the field, I'm interested.

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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.

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