I am totally new to K2 and smart form. I have the following scenario.
The smart form has a Dropdown Box and need to be loaded with only mapped Security model for a Department. Can someone help me to write the rules for it? Any help of this greatly appreciated.
Just to understand ur question more , you want to have a security model drop down list filtered by department id?
so u want to set a department first , then the second drop down list filters security models depending on department value ?
best regards .
well , the first drop down list will have Departments smartobject as "Data Source" , u can set the data source from the drop down list properties on right down side .
the second drop down list will have ur third table as data source , dept Security Model , but when u specify that data source , u will have couple of configurations ,
one of them is Filtering the drop down list according to anothers control value .
from here i think the link i got will help u better , instead of me keep on writing steps like this.
hope it helps u find the solution u need ,
Go there and read Example Scenario part .
its fine , u could also filter in another way , well , when you need to set the data source as the third table smart object "many to many"
im nt rly sure from where u get the departmentID value , but oh well ill assume its already in ur smartform somehow in a text box or data label ,
so u need to go to the view initialize method , there u will find a rule "Populate list control (ur drop down list) with data" , configure that rule
u will find "filter" part inside , go there and add a new filteration , which is "DepartmentID" = (the value for departmentID on ur form)
-note : that case will work that way only if the departmentID is already there on ur smartform before the initializing .
the second scenario could be that u send departmentID from previous form to this Form , which will make 1 modification , which is
if u send department id from previous form to this form into a datalabel or textbox ,
all u need to do is delete "populate list control with data" from view initialize and move it to another rule ill show now
"when a control executes a method " method is changed , and the control is the data label u receive departmentID in .
inside this rule u will need to re add that "populate list control with data" rule .
to make sure u filter the population with departmentID is nt empty .
Best regards .
Thanks for the response, I have to make a view combining Security Model and Deaprtment , through DeptSecurityModel. Now I can filter the vlaues on the dropwdown with deptId. I am not sure any other better way to accomplish this. This is about filtering many to many inside the dropdown box. I will update this if I find any better solution for this.