AFTER ROW block

AFTER ROW block in singular DISPLAY ARRAY, INPUT ARRAY dialogs

In a singular DISPLAY ARRAY or INPUT ARRAY instruction, the AFTER ROW block is executed each time the user moves to another row, before the current row is left. This trigger can also be executed in other situations, such as when you delete a row, or when the user inserts a new row.

A NEXT FIELD instruction executed in the AFTER ROW control block will keep the user entry in the current row. Use this behavior to implement row validation and prevent the user from leaving the list or moving to another row.

When called in this block, DIALOG.getCurrentRow() / arr_curr() returns the index of the row that you are leaving.

AFTER ROW block in DISPLAY ARRAY and INPUT ARRAY of procedural DIALOG

In an INPUT or INPUT ARRAY sub-dialog of a procedural DIALOG instruction, the AFTER ROW block is executed when a DISPLAY ARRAY or INPUT ARRAY list loses the focus, or when the user moves to another row in a list. This trigger can also be executed in other situations, for example when you delete a row, or when the user inserts a new row.

AFTER ROW is executed after the AFTER FIELD, AFTER INSERT and before AFTER DISPLAY or AFTER INPUT blocks.

When called in this block, DIALOG.getCurrentRow() / arr_curr() returns the index of the of the row that you are leaving.

For both INPUT ARRAY and DISPLAY ARRAY sub-dialogs, a NEXT FIELD executed in the AFTER ROW control block will keep the focus in the list and stay in the current row. Use this feature to implement row validation and prevent the user from leaving the list or moving to another row.

AFTER ROW and temporary rows in INPUT ARRAY

Important: After creating a temporary row at the end of a list driven by INPUT ARRAY, if you leave that row to go to a previous row without data input (setting the touched flag), or when the cancel action is invoked, the temporary row will be automatically removed. The AFTER ROW block will be executed for the temporary row, but ui.Dialog.getCurrentRow()/arr_curr() will be one row greater than ui.Dialog.getArrayLength()/ARR_COUNT(). In this case, it is recommended that you ignore the AFTER ROW event. For example, it is recommended that you avoid executing a NEXT FIELD or CONTINUE INPUT instruction, and trying to access the dynamic array with a row index that is greater than the total number of rows, otherwise the runtime system will adapt the total number of rows to the actual number of rows in the program array.
In this example, the AFTER ROW block checks the current row index and verifies a variable value to force the focus to stay in the current row if the value is wrong:
INPUT ARRAY p_items FROM s_items.*
   ...
   AFTER ROW
      LET r = DIALOG.getCurrentRow("s_items")
      IF r <= DIALOG.getArrayLength("s_items") THEN
        IF NOT item_is_valid_quantity(p_item[r].item_quantity) THEN
           ERROR "Item quantity is not valid"
           NEXT FIELD item_quantity
         END IF
      END IF
Another way to handle the case of temporary rows in AFTER ROW is to use a flag to know if the AFTER INSERT block was executed. The AFTER INSERT block is not executed if the temporary row is automatically removed. By setting a first value in BEFORE INSERT and changing the flag in AFTER INSERT, you can detect if the row was permanently added to the list:
INPUT ARRAY p_items FROM s_items.*
  ...
  BEFORE INSERT
    LET op = "T"
    ...
  AFTER INSERT
    LET op = "I"
    ...
  AFTER ROW
    IF op == "I" THEN
      IF NOT item_is_valid_quantity(p_item[arr_curr()].item_quantity) THEN
         ERROR "Item quantity is not valid"
         NEXT FIELD item_quantity
        END IF
      WHENEVER ERROR CONTINUE
      INSERT INTO items (item_num, item_name, item_quantity) 
                         VALUES ( p_item[arr_curr()].* )
      WHENEVER ERROR STOP
      IF sqlca.sqlcode<0 THEN
         ERROR "Could not insert the record into database!"
         NEXT FIELD CURRENT
      ELSE
         MESSAGE "Record has been inserted successfully"
      END IF
   END IF
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