<SOLVED> Script needs to set Form Field,then auto save Form

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<SOLVED> Script needs to set Form Field,then auto save Form

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on a form, in a HTML cell, lets say I have a <SCRIPT>. and it calculates a value. Whats the best way to get that value into a field on the aware form?

I'd really like to ALSO Save the Form (automatically), now that the value is in that field.

The script gets called by a button on the form - its in a HTML cell and just calls the function that's inside the other HTML cell. Its a barcode scanner. Once a valid scan is returned, I want to stuff that value. They can cancel the scan, and manually type in the value also. Then they would SAVE the form. So I figured if the scan is good (its a warehouse location) I just stuff it and and start the SAVE (which starts BO Rules)
THIS IS RUNNING IN Native Aware on cell phone. Android APK
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Re: HTML script needs to set FormField,then auto save Form.

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First of all you need a "parser" object for the form. You can get it if you have any HTML element that belongs to the form:

var parser = AwareApp.getFormParserFromHtmlElem (htmlElem);

Once you have the parser you can use it to get any "attribute field" on the form:

var field = parser.getField ("AttributeName");

You can set a value into the attribute field like this:
field.setValue (value);

You can get an existing value from a field like so:
var value = field.getValue ();

Finally you can save the form like so:
parser.saveForm ();
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Post by Jaymer »

Thank you, this was very helpful.
Below is the contents of a HTML cell on a Form.
This is for Aware Native app to run on Android.
A user finds an Inventory item & this form is presented to capture the location from a barcode label on the shelf.
The Cordova Plugin from Build.PhoneGap activates the native camera, and the scanned value is returned upon scan success and inserted into the Aware field.

Code: Select all

<script>
function StartScan() {  
  cordova.plugins.barcodeScanner.scan(
    function (result) {
      if(!result.cancelled) { 
var parser = AwareApp.getFormParserFromHtmlElem (btn1);
var field = parser.getField ("tmp_ShortCode");
field.setValue (result.text);
parser.saveForm ();
	}
  },
  function (error) {alert("Scanning failed: " + error);
  },      {
          preferFrontCamera : true, 
          showFlipCameraButton : true, 
          showTorchButton : true,
          torchOn: true, 
          saveHistory: false, 
          prompt : "Place a barcode inside the scan area", 
          resultDisplayDuration: 500,
          formats : "CODE_39", 
          orientation : "portrait", 
          disableAnimations : true, 
          disableSuccessBeep: false 
      }
);
}
</script>

<button onclick="StartScan()">Scan Location</button>
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