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Auto-submit form only on initial load



Hello - I have a search form and a results list on the same page, per this approach: https://howto.caspio.com/tech-tips-and-articles/tech-parameters/add-a-search-interface-to-results-sets-page/

The search form is a submission form which passes parameters to a results list.  Both are embedded in the same web page.

When the web page loads I'd like the search form to auto-submit based on some default values, so that a list of results is generated.   Otherwise it just shows "No records found" until the user submits the form.

I see Caspio provided an auto-submit javascript solution below.  However, since the submission form reloads after each search, the below creates an infinite loop.

Does anyone have a simple solution so that the search form auto-submits ONLY when the user first visits the web page?

Thank you.



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Hi @Ed727,

I assume that you have both Datapages deployed on a web-page with an embed method.

You can use a JS which clicks on Submit button if my assumption is correct.

Here a a code which you can use on web-page:


function submit () {


setTimeout(submit, 5000); 

Hope this helps.



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