Autocomplete Properties — General tab
Click the View properties icon in the layout containing the Autocomplete control ( pxAutocomplete ) to display the Properties panel, and then select the General tab to define the source of values for the Autocomplete.
|Property|| Press the down arrow to select a property, the value of which will be set by
the option selected from the Autocomplete at run time.
You can configure a list of options for the Autocomplete in the List Source area and specify from the list defined on the property or from a clipboard page, data page, or report definition.
If the set of possible values is provided by a property using the Table Type
field , specify a
Click the Open icon to review the property (if the reference is to an existing property in the Applies To class of this rule or a parent of that class). If the property is not found, the New dialog box for the property form appears.
You can reference properties on any page identified on the Pages & Classes tab, using the normal notation pagename.propertyname for pages other than the page corresponding to the Applies To class of the rule.
If this field is in a cell of a section that includes parameter declarations on the Parameters tab, you can enter the notation param.NAME here, to use a parameter value for the field, where NAME identifies a string parameter. Make sure that the NAME parameter is declared on the Parameters tab, and that your application provides a non-blank value for the parameter value in all possible situations where the section appears. See Sections Completing the Parameter tab.
|Label||Select Use property default to use the name of the property as the default label for the control. Unselect to enter a custom label.|
Optional. Enter a constant value for the property value, a property reference, or an expression, to be used only when the user form or flow action form appears in read-write mode rather than read-only mode.
Click the Open expression builder icon to start the Expression Builder.
Choose a default value that speeds data entry. When the system renders a harness or section in read-only mode (for example because the read-write mode requires a privilege that the current user does not hold), the default value does not appear, because data entry is not permitted.
Select to determine when the property value is to appear.
is the default. (If this setting is not applicable, the cell contents are blank.)
Check the Reserve space when hidden check box, if it appears, to have a blank area appear in the section when the paragraph is hidden.
Do not make an input field invisible if your application expects user input on the field. When a user submits an HTML form, an input field that is not visible is not included in the HTTP details.
Appears only for fields in cells on flow actions and sections.
Select to require that when the form appears at runtime in read-write mode, users cannot successfully submit the form if the field is blank.
Selecting Required marks the label for this field with an orange asterisk when the flow action form appears in read-write mode. (The asterisk also appears if the Label control's Value For field is not blank and the Label control's Required box is checked.)
For sections, checking this box enables client-side format validation when this section is part of a harness form that has the Enable Client Side Validation box selected on the HTML tab. At runtime, users who leave this field blank and submit the form are notified immediately that the field is required; the form is not transmitted to the server.
|Type|| Select one of the following as the source for the autocomplete list:
Additional fields appear once you have selected as the source a clipboard page, data page, or report definition. These fields allow you to select the property with which to populate the autocomplete list, and configure the search results.
When the source is a clipboard page, data page, or a report definition, you can categorize items within the autocomplete list. When an autocomplete list is bound to a data page or report definition that accepts parameters and the parameter value uses a property reference, the autocomplete list automatically refreshes with new items whenever the property value changes. No additional configuration is required. This can be used to set up cascading autocomplete or any combination of controls.
When the source of the additional fields is a report definition, the additional fields are only visible if they are in the main class of the report definition. If the report definition gets the additional fields through joins, during configuration of the Autocomplete, the prompts will not be visible.
Displays when the List Source Type is a Data page.
Press the down arrow to select the data page that you want to use as the source of the autocomplete values.
If the data page has parameters, you can pass parameter values to the data page. Press the down arrow in the Value field to specify the value that you want to pass to the data page. Using parameters, you can filter the results that are returned to the autocomplete from the data page. For example, if a data page contains the values of work objects W-001 to W-9999, by passing a parameter value, you can filter the results and populate the autocomplete only with those work objects beginning with W-1.
Displays when the List Source Type is a Clipboard page.
Required. Press the down arrow to select the clipboard page that you want to use as the source of the autocomplete values. Identify the page on the Pages & Classes tab. See Defining the pages and classes of a rule.
Displays when the List Source Type is a Report definition.
Required. Specify the Applies To class of the report definition.
Displays when the List Source Type is a Report definition.
Required. Press the down arrow to select the report definition that is the source of values for the autocomplete list.
If the report definition has parameters, you can pass parameter values to the report definition. Press the down arrow in the Value field to specify the value that you want to pass to the report definition. Using parameters, you can filter the results that are returned to the autocomplete from the report definition. For example, if a report definition contains the values of work objects W-001 to W-9999, by passing a parameter value, you can filter the results and populate the autocomplete only with those work objects beginning with W-1.
|Max results displayed||Optional. Set a limit to the number of results the autocomplete control returns as it tries to find a match for the text entered.|
|Min search characters||Optional. Set the minimum number of characters that must be entered to cause autocomplete to create a list of possible matches.|
|Highlight match||Selected by default. This option causes autocomplete to highlight the search string in each place it occurs in the results display.|
|Match start of string||Select the check box to compare the search string only with the start of each string in the data, and not include in the results items where the string occurred not at the start of the string. When this is selected, entering "Presi", for example, could return a list of possible matches including "President" but not including "Vice President".|
- Source of autocomplete field values
Autocomplete controls save time and ensure accuracy by supplying a list of possible values for an input field, based on characters that the user enters.
- Autocomplete Properties Presentation tab
Click the View properties icon of an autocomplete control to display the properties panel, and then click the Presentation tab to configure the display of the autocomplete control.
- Creating an action set
Define an action set to specify what a control does when a user event happens.
- Control form - Actions tab
Action sets determine the behavior of a control.
- Available actions and conditions
Choose an action from the list, see which options are available for the action and when you can use it. Learn which conditions you can apply.