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Old December 21st, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Default function call from an external JS file

Hello,

I'm using the Load() function in my OnJobStart to load an external JS file. I'm calling a function from that file in my OnRecordStart, and it works, but when I save/validate the OnRecordStart rule I get the attached error message.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this error message?

In case you can't see the image, it's a ReferenceError that states the function is not defined.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: function call from an external JS file

Sorry, I can't make out anything from that screenshot. A picture is usually worth a thousand words, but in this case, copying and pasting the text of the rule would be more helpful, along with the JS file itself.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: function call from an external JS file

You can add this to your OnRecordStart rule so that it will load the file when you're validating the rule.
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if (FusionPro.inValidation) Rule("OnJobStart");
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Old December 21st, 2017, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: function call from an external JS file

Actually, you shouldn't need the OnJobStart rule at all, if all it's doing is loading the JS file. You can just do this at the top of the rule that's calling the function from the external JS file:
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if (FusionPro.inValidation || typeof setOutputType == "undefined")
    Load("setOutputType.js");
Using your own function name and file name (in green above), of course.
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Old December 27th, 2017, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: function call from an external JS file

Thanks Dan and Step, both worked great.

Since I'm loading multiple JS files in the OnJobStart, I'm thinking it would be safer to use Step's method, since that calls the rule and all files will be loaded.

We are just diving into the external JS file callout methods and so far they have been a big help. We do a ton menu products that share the same rules, so this is becoming a real lifesaver on preventing us from writing duplicate code in each template.

Thanks for the helps and have a Happy New Year!
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