Inserts a new row in the specified list.


   name STRING,
   index INTEGER )
  1. name is the name of the screen record, see Identifying screen-arrays in dialog methods.
  2. index is the index where the row must be inserted (starts at 1).


The insertRow() method inserts a row in the list, at a given position.

Important: This method is designed to be used in an ON ACTION block. It must not be called in control blocks such as BEFORE ROW, AFTER ROW, BEFORE INSERT, AFTER INSERT, BEFORE DELETE, or AFTER DELETE.

The method is similar to inserting a new element in the program array, except the internal dialog registers are automatically updated (like the total number of rows returned by getArrayLength()). If the list is decorated with cell attributes, the program array defining the attributes will also be synchronized. If multi-row selection is enabled, selection flags of existing rows are kept. Selection information is synchronized (i.e., flags are shifted down) for all rows after the new inserted row.

Note: The purpose of this method is to implement business logic required to modify the record list in the current dialog. It is typically used in a DISPLAY ARRAY dialog. Avoid using this method in INPUT ARRAY. To allow the end user to append, modify or delete rows in a DISPLAY ARRAY, use list modification interaction blocks.

After the method is called, a new row is created in the program array, so you can assign values to the variables before the control goes back to the user. The getArrayLength() method will return the new row count.

The method does not set the current row and does not give the focus to the list; you need to call setCurrentRow() and execute NEXT FIELD to give the focus.

The insertRow() method must not be used when controlling a tree view. Use the insertNode() method instead.

This method does not execute any BEFORE ROW, BEFORE INSERT, AFTER INSERT or AFTER ROW control blocks.

If the index is greater than the number of rows, a new row is appended at the end of the list. This is the equivalent of calling the appendRow() method.

If the list is empty, getCurrentRow() returns zero. If zero is returned, use 1 to reference the first row, otherwise you can get a -1326 error when using the program array.


This example shows a user-defined action to insert ten rows in the list at the current position:
ON ACTION insert_some_rows 
  LET r = DIALOG.getCurrentRow("sa")
  IF r == 0 THEN LET r = 1 END IF
  FOR i = 10 TO 1 STEP -1
    CALL DIALOG.insertRow("sa", r)
    LET p_items[r].item_quantity = 1.00