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From Duncan McLean <duncan_mcl...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: (Hopefully!) simple question about recalling data in field in cocoon form
Date Sun, 22 Jan 2006 17:37:23 GMT
Jason Johnston wrote:

>> Imagine I have a set of form pages that are logically linked (i.e. 
>> Page A -> Page B -> Page C etc which continue to some kind of final 
>> processing), is it possible to present
>> a breadcrumb trail for the user, i.e. if they have completed Page A, 
>> B, C,etc, can we include some kind of mechanism that will take them 
>> back to any of the pages they have previously
>> filled in and be presented with their data? Will I have to bookmark 
>> each continuation at each page so I can return to that particular 
>> point, or is there something far simpler involved?
>>
>
> There are a few different ways to approach the multi-page form 
> problem.  One of them is to use a single Form object with multiple 
> widget groups and use widget states to show one group at a time, which 
> is demonstrated in the multipage form sample:
> http://cocoon.zones.apache.org/demos/release/samples/blocks/forms/do-multipage.flow 
>
>
> If for some reason your application requires a separate Form object 
> for each page, you can still accomplish the same effect, it just takes 
> some more creative use of flowscript to keep all the Form objects 
> around and switch between them.  Off the top of my head something like 
> the following should give you a start:
>
> function multipage_flow() {
>    var forms = [
>       new Form("form1.xml"),
>       new Form("form2.xml"),
>       new Form("form3.xml")
>    ];
>    var currentFormIndex = 0;
>
>    var finished = false;
>    while(!finished) {
>       var form = forms[currentFormIndex];
>       form.showForm(...);
>       switch(String(form.submitId)) {
>          case "gotoNextForm":
>             currentFormIndex++; break;
>          case "gotoPreviousForm":
>             currentFormIndex--; break;
>          case "finishForm":
>             finished = true; break;
>       }
>    }
>
>    // all forms are completed, now handle the result...
> }
>
>
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Jason - brilliant thanks - that gives me a great start...!

Duncan


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