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We have an App that ideally we would like a user to be able to use the Bulk Edit facility to amend a value within a field and have this applied to all applicable records.  So far so good.  But we also need that value added to another notes type field within each of the affected records.


In other datapages we use some javascript to concatenate the "value" to the notes field - you press Update and it all works great.  Ideally would love to be able to do this with a Bulk Edit facility.  However we have tried it and it did not seem to work. Perhaps the JS just wont work in this setting.


Anyone any ideas for how we might achieve same or similar effect?



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Hi George,


How are you doing?


I think, the following code can help (you can add a Header&Footer element to your Bulk Update form, select the Footer element, click the Source button and enter the code):

function concatenate()
var ResultFieldName = "Positions";

var position1 = document.getElementById("BulkEditPosition1").value;
var position2 = document.getElementById("BulkEditPosition2").value;

var allpositions = position1 + position2;

var inputName = "BulkEdit"+ ResultFieldName;
var checkboxName = "Enable"+ inputName + "Ckb";
document.getElementsByName(checkboxName )[0].checked=true;
document.getElementById(inputName).value = allpositions;

var myButtons = document.getElementById("BulkUpdateForm").getElementsByTagName("input");
var textValue = "";
var UpdateButton;
    textValue = myButtons[i].getAttribute("type");
        textValue = myButtons[i].getAttribute("value");
        if(textValue == "Update") UpdateButton = myButtons[i];

It works with editable fields, and doesn't work with Hidden fields. Enter the name of your result field instead of "Positions".


If you have any problems - feel free to ask, I'll be glad to help.

Have a nice day!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi Xiang and George,

Did this solution work? If so I'd like to adapt it for our problem below.

I've got a similar problem where we sometimes move passenger individually and have a button to record each stage of their progress and record location, who booked the progress and a timestamp.

However, when we move a number of passengers at the same time, the driver currently has to open up each passenger record and click on the button to update their details for stage of the journey.

Obviously we would like to use the bulk edit process but can't get our JS button to work in bulk edit mode.

I tried simply copying the bitton code from the details page - it gives me a pretty button but it doesn't update anything.

Any help would be appreciated.




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