Feb 27, 2017, 11:25 AM
62 Posts

how to detect a dirty xPage

  • Category: Dojo and Client Side JavaScript
  • Platform: Windows
  • Release: 8.5.3
  • Role: Developer
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  • Replies: 2

I have a requirement to stop a user from leaving an xPage with unsaved changes, and give them the option to go back and save their changes.  I have the enableModifiedFlag turned on, which works if they try to close the browser tab or the browser itself, but doesn't work anywhere else.  I've also tried this solution: https://innerringsolutions.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/dealing-with-those-dirty-xpages/

But that doesn't work either.  Does anyone have a good solution to this problem???

Thanks in advance!

Feb 27, 2017, 2:07 PM
62 Posts
this works on a button, still need a solution for closing the tab

Ok, this works in a button:

if (XSP._isDirty()){

  if (confirm ("Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page?")){


    return true


    return false;


I still need a good solution for closing the tab or the browser.  enableModifiedFlag will prompt the user, but it will not use the message I enter!