Get previous field value with preEdit event

Get previous field value with preEdit event

mc2devmc2dev Posts: 33Questions: 6Answers: 0
edited January 24 in Select

Hello,

I'm looking for a way to get the previous field value during a preEdit event :

editor.on('preEdit', function (event, json, data) {
      // Here, I want to check the previous field value 
})

Thans for your support!

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  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353
    edited January 24

    In case you require to select the row to be edited - which you do in case you are using "normal" editing and not inline editing - you can save the field values e.g. in global variables that you can access later. You can do that when you select the table row to be edited (this is for single select - becomes a little more complicated in case you allow multi-select).

    Like here in my code sample:

    var idSelected; var paymentDateSelected; ....
    yourDataTable
        .on('select', function (e, dt, type, indexes) {
            var selected = dt.row({selected: true});        
            if (selected.any()) {
                idSelected = selected.data().cashflow.id;
                paymentDateSelected = selected.data().cashflow.payment_date;
                interestDateSelected = selected.data().cashflow.interest_date;
                rateSelected = selected.data().cashflow.rate;
             }
        } );
    
  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353
    edited January 24

    You should be able to do the same using an Editor event such as "open" or "opened". Like this

    var paymentDate; var interestDate;
    yourEditor
        .on('open', function (e, mode, action) {            
            if ( action === "edit" ) {
                paymentDate = this.val('cashflow.payment_date');
                interestDate = this.val('cashflow.interest_date');
            }
        } );
    

    And of course "initEdit" works as well

    var paymentDate; var interestDate;
    yourEditor
        .on('initEdit', function ( e, node, data, items, type ) {            
             paymentDate = this.val('cashflow.payment_date');
             interestDate = this.val('cashflow.interest_date');
        } );
    
  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353
    edited January 24

    And another one ...
    You could even save the entire data object from "initEdit" and use that on "preEdit". I haven't tried that myself yet.

    var oldData = {};
    yourEditor
        .on('initEdit', function ( e, node, data, items, type ) {           
             oldData = $.extend(true, {}, data);
        } )
       .on('preEdit', function (event, json, data) {
           do something with e.g. oldData.DT_RowId or oldData.cashflow.payment_date etc.  
        } )
    

    DT_RowId contains this: "row_N" with N being the id of the row e.g. "row_123". Hence oldData.DT_RowId.substr(4) is the id of the row being edited.

  • mc2devmc2dev Posts: 33Questions: 6Answers: 0

    Hello and thank you for your answer!
    Sorry, my question was badly asked...
    I just want to know which field is edited on preEdit event.
    Because, my algorithm is running even if I'm not editing the field that I want to check.

    Thanks for your support!

  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353

    I just want to know which field is edited on preEdit event.

    I am afraid I do not understand this. In my simple mind the fields that were changed are edited. The other fields aren't.

  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353
    edited January 24

    It is extremely hard for me to understand you. I am giving my best. I now assume you want to avoid a database update in case your field - let'scall it "theField" - hasn't changed.

    If you want to avoid that an update is done on a field that hasn't changed you can set the form options to "changed".
    https://editor.datatables.net/reference/type/form-options

    Scroll down until you find this:

    More here:
    https://editor.datatables.net/reference/option/formOptions

    And here for "normal" editing using the form:
    https://editor.datatables.net/reference/option/formOptions.main
    The default for submit is "all" here. This would need to be changed. to "changed".

  • mc2devmc2dev Posts: 33Questions: 6Answers: 0
    edited January 24

    Thank you for your help.
    I'm sorry if my explanations are not clear.
    Maybe with my code it could be better :

    editor.on('preEdit', function (e, json, data) {
         // I want to run these instructions ONLY if the title field is edited 
          const selectize = editor.field('titre').inst()
          if (data.titre) {
            json.data[0].titre = data.titre
          } else if (selectize.lastQuery !== '') {
            json.data[0].titre = selectize.lastQuery
          } else {
            json.data[0].titre = previousTitleValue
          }
    })
    

    I'm using a bubble edit on title field and inline edit on others.
    I hope it's better!
    Thanks again for your help!

  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353
    edited January 24

    you should not use preEdit but rather use initSubmit and check for action === "edit" (see my examples above).

    initSubmit is cancellable while preEdit isn't.

    See here:
    https://editor.datatables.net/reference/event/initSubmit

    As described above you can save the value of "titre" in a global variable on "initEdit" and compare it with the current value on "initSubmit". if the value of "titre" hasn't changed you return false. Done.

    (Alternatively "preSubmit" is an option as well, but a little more difficult to use because you don't have the Editor form data available at that time.)

  • mc2devmc2dev Posts: 33Questions: 6Answers: 0

    Thanks for your answer.
    But it doesn't match my needs as expected...
    If I want to update an other field, the value of "titre" stay the same so I return false, as you write above, but I can't change the value of this other field...

    Here is my code which try your solution:

    let previousTitleValue
        editor.on('initEdit', function () {
          previousTitleValue = this.val('titre')
        })
    
        editor.on('initSubmit', function (e, action) {
          if (action === "edit") {
            if(editor.field("titre").val() === previousTitleValue) {
              return false
            }
          }
    })
    

    I just want to know if the field "titre" has been updated to run few instructions.
    Thank you again for your time.

  • rf1234rf1234 Posts: 2,445Questions: 78Answers: 353

    I just want to know if the field "titre" has been updated to run few instructions.

    Just change "===" to "!==" and run your instructions without returning "false". Done.

  • allanallan Posts: 57,263Questions: 1Answers: 9,121 Site admin

    That last block of code looks almost exactly right to me. But rather than:

            if(editor.field("titre").val() === previousTitleValue) {
              return false
            }
    

    You would use:

            if(editor.field("titre").val() !== previousTitleValue) {
              // whatever instructions are needed when title has changed
            }
    

    Allan

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