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Old August 19th, 2019, 02:20 PM
epryser epryser is offline
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Default Using an XDF to Auto Populate, but need to also be customizeable

Good morning!

I have several rules that call for auto-population based on an XDF file. they are working just fine!

However, the customer would also like to make a few of them customizeable, in case the auto-populated address, for example, is outdated.

How do I handle that?

Here is an example of one of the rules currently being used:


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Rule("OnJobStart");

var address= "";

for (i = 1; i < My_File.recordCount+1;i++)
{
if(Field("company10").indexOf(My_File.GetFieldValu e(i,0)) > -1){
address = My_File.GetFieldValue(i, 3);
break;
}


}


return address;
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Old August 19th, 2019, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Using an XDF to Auto Populate, but need to also be customizeable

You could create a manual field for the users address.
Then check if this is empty use the XDF else use the manual entered.
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Old August 19th, 2019, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Using an XDF to Auto Populate, but need to also be customizeable

In one case I have a customer, which can choose an address from a dropdown or enter it themselves. If nothing it chosen the address is taken from a Text Profile Attribute.

Rembember you can reference rules in other rules.
So my rule for choosing the address looks like this.

Code:
if (Field("Site dropdown") == "" && Field("Manual site address") == "")
    return Rule("R_Site from user v2");
else if (Field("Manual site address") != "")
    return Field("Manual site address")
else
    return Rule("R_Site drop down-v2");
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Old August 20th, 2019, 09:23 AM
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Default Re: Using an XDF to Auto Populate, but need to also be customizeable

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Originally Posted by jimmyhartington View Post
In one case I have a customer, which can choose an address from a dropdown or enter it themselves. If nothing it chosen the address is taken from a Text Profile Attribute.
Thanks, that's a good suggestion. It's also confirmation that this entire thread belongs in the MarcomCentral app sub-forum.
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Rembember you can reference rules in other rules.
Yes, that's one of the ways to use layers of variability.
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So my rule for choosing the address looks like this.
Code:
if (Field("Site dropdown") == "" && Field("Manual site address") == "")
    return Rule("R_Site from user v2");
else if (Field("Manual site address") != "")
    return Field("Manual site address")
else
    return Rule("R_Site drop down-v2");
That could be reworked as:
Code:
return Field("Manual site address") ||
    (Field("Site dropdown") ? Rule("R_Site drop down-v2") : Rule("R_Site from user v2"));
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