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Populate parent field from lookup field

Good morning,

I have a seemingly trivial question.

I have two fields, one is called "product" and the other is "article", managed in two different tables.

In my model driven app the user can select a product (which is the parent), which then determines the possible values of the articles (which is the child field).

Is it possible to have the user directly select the article and automatically populate the product field?

 

thank you very much for any help!

John

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a33ik
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Gotcha!

You are quite close to the working result, congratulations on making that progress. Here is what you should change to make it work:

 

function onArticleChange(executionContext) {
	var formContext = executionContext.getFormContext();

	var article = formContext.getAttribute("company_articolo").getValue();

	if (article) {
		var articleId = article[0].id.replace("{", "").replace("}", "");

		Xrm.WebApi.retrieveMultipleRecords("company_anagraficaarticoli", "?$filter=company_articolo eq '" + articleId + "'").then(
			function success(result) {
				if (result.entities.length > 0) {
					var codiceprodotto = [{
						id: result.entities[0]["company_codicedriverprodotto"],
						name: result.entities[0]["company_codicedriverprodotto@OData.Community.Display.V1.FormattedValue"],
						entityType: "product" //replace this value with the schema name of your product if it's custom
					}];

					formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(codiceprodotto);
				} else {
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: codiceprodotto
					});
					formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(null);
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: "Nessun codice prodotto disponibile per l'articolo selezionato."
					});
				}
			},
			function error(error) {
				console.log(error.message);
				Xrm.Navigation.openErrorDialog({
					message: error.message
				});
			}
		);
	}
}

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a33ik
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Hello,

Is it possible for the product to have multiple articles related to your product or it's 1-1?

i can have multiple articles for every product, but every article has only one product

i'm trying to use javascript, i've written the following code:

 

function onArticleChange(executionContext) {
    var formContext = executionContext.getFormContext();
    var article = formContext.getAttribute("company_articolo").getValue();
 
    if (article) {
        Xrm.WebApi.retrieveMultipleRecords("company_anagraficaarticoli", "?$filter=company_articolo eq '${article}'").then(
            function success(result) {
 
                if (result.entities.length > 0) {
                    var codiceprodotto = result.entities[0]["company_codicedriverprodotto"];
 
                    formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(codiceprodotto);
                } else {
                    Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({ text: codiceprodotto });
                    formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(null);
                    Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({ text: "Nessun codice prodotto disponibile per l'articolo selezionato." });
                }
            },
            function error(error) {
                console.log(error.message);
                Xrm.Navigation.openErrorDialog({ message: error.message });
            }
        );
    } 
}
 
with no luck so far
a33ik
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Gotcha!

You are quite close to the working result, congratulations on making that progress. Here is what you should change to make it work:

 

function onArticleChange(executionContext) {
	var formContext = executionContext.getFormContext();

	var article = formContext.getAttribute("company_articolo").getValue();

	if (article) {
		var articleId = article[0].id.replace("{", "").replace("}", "");

		Xrm.WebApi.retrieveMultipleRecords("company_anagraficaarticoli", "?$filter=company_articolo eq '" + articleId + "'").then(
			function success(result) {
				if (result.entities.length > 0) {
					var codiceprodotto = [{
						id: result.entities[0]["company_codicedriverprodotto"],
						name: result.entities[0]["company_codicedriverprodotto@OData.Community.Display.V1.FormattedValue"],
						entityType: "product" //replace this value with the schema name of your product if it's custom
					}];

					formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(codiceprodotto);
				} else {
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: codiceprodotto
					});
					formContext.getAttribute("company_product").setValue(null);
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: "Nessun codice prodotto disponibile per l'articolo selezionato."
					});
				}
			},
			function error(error) {
				console.log(error.message);
				Xrm.Navigation.openErrorDialog({
					message: error.message
				});
			}
		);
	}
}

OH. MY. GOSH.

thank you very much, I have learnt a thousand things with this answer!

I have modified the code slightly to make sure that I correctly query dataverse to extract the product from the retrievemultiplerecords query and it works perfectly!!!

I have two more questions:

  1. could I have used the Xrm.WebApi.retrieveRecord instead of the multiplerecords since I already had the article id?
  2. I would have liked to insert the code to set a default product in case the retrievemultiplerecords query didn't find anything (i.e. an article without the parent product), but since I would then have to deploy this solution in the QA environment I would lose the reference to the default product record and would have to overwrite it, what suggestion do you have? use an environment variable?

thank you very much @a33ik for your precious help!!!

 

function onArticleChange(executionContext) {
	var formContext = executionContext.getFormContext();
	var article = formContext.getAttribute("company_articolo").getValue();
		
	if (article) {
		var articleId = article[0].id.replace("{", "").replace("}", "");
		console.log(articleId);
		Xrm.WebApi.retrieveMultipleRecords("company_anagraficaarticoli", "?$filter=company_anagraficaarticoliid eq '" + articleId + "'").then(
			function success(result) {
				console.log(result);
				if (result.entities.length > 0) {
					var codiceprodotto = [{
						id: result.entities[0]["_company_codicedriverprodotto_value"],
						name: result.entities[0]["_company_codicedriverprodotto_value@OData.Community.Display.V1.FormattedValue"],
						entityType: "company_anagraficaprodotti" 
					}];
					console.log(codiceprodotto);
					formContext.getAttribute("company_prodotto").setValue(codiceprodotto);
				} else {
					console.log("id non trovato");
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: codiceprodotto
					});
					console.log(codiceprodotto);
					formContext.getAttribute("company_prodotto").setValue(null);
					Xrm.Navigation.openAlertDialog({
						text: "Nessun codice prodotto disponibile per l'articolo selezionato."
					});
				}
			},
			function error(error) {
				console.log(error.message);
				Xrm.Navigation.openErrorDialog({
					message: error.message
				});
			}
		);
	} 
}

 

a33ik
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Most Valuable Professional

@Gprior I'm glad you were able to address your need. Here are the answers:

1. If you have a record id, retrieveRecord should be used to query the record itself.

2. Storing the product-by-default in the Environment Variable, querying it, and using it to populate the lookup is a good way out to address your need.

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