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Subject: XPages: How to inherit field values
Feedback Type: Question
Product Area: Domino Designer on Eclipse (DDE)
Technical Area: Application Development
Platform: Not Applicable
Release: 8.5.2
Reproducible: Not applicable

I'm new to Xpages, and I am wondering how to inherit field values from a parent xpage back end doc. I've looked all over the place and there seems to be very little information on this, which leads me to believe I am missing something so obvious that other people are simply not having trouble with it.

As an example, I have a simple xpage called xProduct that has a product_id field on it. The related form fProduct, has the same, and it is computed when composed to "@unique". I want to create a response document using the xProductDescription xpage that inherits the productid field value. I have a computed field on it that evalutes to 'productid'. The related form fProductDescripton has "Formulas Inherit field values..." checked. When I hit the button on the xProduct page that creates a description response, its computed 'productid' field is empty.

Saving it and inspecting the response doc in the notesview reveals that it indeed has the $REF field with the proper parent unid value. So the response part is working, but the inherit fields part isn't.

Is there an easy setting for that somewhere, or do I have to write code to copy what I want from the parent doc? (I've seen examples of this in another thread here)

Thanks for any light you can shed.

Bill Wheaton

Feedback number WEBB8E7Q7H created by Bill Wheaton on 02/18/2011

Status: Open

XPages: How to inherit field values... (Bill Wheaton 18.Feb.11)
. . A couple of ways to do this... (Jeremy G Hodge 19.Feb.11)
. . . . use datasource computeWithForm="bot... (Sarkadi Csaba 24.Feb.11)
. . This is always annoying... (Talivaldis V Be... 24.Jan.13)


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