(Example) Use Custom JavaScript in an eForm

This example shows how to create and use a custom JavaScript to add 5 rows each time to a subform when you click a custom button.

Background and Setup

Result

This example shows how to create and use a custom JavaScript to add 5 rows to a PRLineItems subform when you click a custom, Add 5 Rows button in the Purchase Order Request form.

When you add the Purchase Order app from App Store to your App Builder, and open the eForm, the form looks like this:

Purchase Order Request Form Preview
When you complete this example procedure, the finished eForm looks like this:

Purchase Order Request Final

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Prerequisites

Step 1: Create a JavaScript Code

First, create a JavaScript code snippet in eForm Builder.

How to Start

  1. Click App Builder.

    Build Apps screen
  2. On the App Explorer screen, click Purchase Order > Processes > Purchase Order > Forms > Task Forms > Purchase Order Request.

    Purchase Order Request

Procedure

  1. On the eForm Builder screen, click JavaScript JavaScript icon.

    Shared JavaScript
  2. On the Form JavaScript screen, enter this JavaScript code.
    function addRows(){
      var options = {};
      
      // The value of the fieldId paramter is the internal name for a form control.
      // In this example PRLineItems is the internal name of a subform. 
      options. fieldId = 'PRLineItems'; 
      options.value=[{
      
      // In this example ItemDescription is the internal name of a Item Description form control
      // within a subform.
      ItemDescription:'',
      
      // In this example Quantity is the internal name of a Quantity form control 
      // within a subform.
      Quantity:'',
    
      // In this example UnitPrice is the internal name of a Unit Price form control 
      // within a subform.
      UnitPrice:'', 
      
      // In this example ItemTotal is the internal name of a Item Total form control 
      // within a subform.
      ItemTotal:''  
      
      }];
      for(var i= 0;i<5;i++){
        eFormHelper.addRowsToSubForm(options, function (result) 
        {
          if (result.isSuccess) 
            {
            
              // Log the data holds the empty object.
              console.log(result.data);
            
            }
            else 
            {
            
              // Log the hold exception object.
              console.log(result.error); 
            }      
          });
      }
    }
    Note: The function name addRows() is used in the JavaScript Function field in the Button configuration in Step 2: Configure the Button Form Control.

    Form JavaScript screen
  3. Click OK.

    The Purchase Order Request form shows.


    Purchase Order Request Form

Step 2: Configure the Button Form Control

Next, add a Button form control to the Purchase Order Request form, and configure the control to show use the custom JavaScript.

How to Start

  1. On the eForm Builder screen, in the Toolbox, open the Commmon Controls tab.

    Common Controls tab
  2. On the Common Controls tab, drag a Button Button icon form control onto your Purchase Order Request form.

    General tab

Procedure

  1. On the General tab, in the Label field, enter Add 5 Rows.

    General tab
  2. Click the Advanced tab.

    Advanced tab
  3. On the Advanced tab, in the JavaScript Function field, enter addRows().
    Note: The addRows() is the function name you entered in the JavaScript code in Step 1: Create a JavaScript Code.

    Advanced tab
  4. Click X to close the Button configuration screen.

    Advanced tab

    The Purchase Order Request form shows.


    Purchase Order Request Form

Step 3: (Optional) View the Result of the JavaScript Code

Next, view the result of the JavaScript code.

Procedure

  1. On the eForm Builder screen, click Preview Perspective View icon > PC Browser PC Browser icon.

    Purchase Order Request Form

    The Purchase Order Request form shows in runtime.


    Advanced tab
  2. Click Add 5 Rows.

    Advanced tab

    The 5 rows added to the Purchase Order Request form.


    Advanced tab

How to Get the App

This example is based on the Purchase Order app from the AgilePoint NX App Store. Use this procedure to get the app.

Prerequisites

Good to Know

  • This procedure is optional. It is provided so you can test the example with an out-of-the-box app.
  • This is part of the Background and Setup procedures, but many users preferred this step to appear after the example, not before it.

Procedure

  1. Click App Store App Store icon.

    App Store
  2. In the CATEGORY section, click All.

    App Store Home screen
  3. Click the Purchase Order app.

    App Store Purchase Order
  4. On the Purchase Order screen, click Add.

    Add Purchase Order App
  5. On the Trust App screen, click Trust it.
  6. Click Return to site.