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From David E Jones <jone...@undersunconsulting.com>
Subject Re: Simple questions on Simple Methods(Mini Language) - Series 1
Date Sun, 08 Oct 2006 01:08:54 GMT

You may also want to check out the simple-method documentation which  
is in the MiniLang Guide, linked to on the Docs & Books page of the  
ofbiz.org site.

-David


On Oct 8, 2006, at 2:02 AM, Chris Howe wrote:

> this by no means is a complete explanation...just a
> quick usable one.  For a complete explanation you
> might want to check out Undersun Consulting's Advanced
> Framework Training ;)
>
> --- "Alex D. Fleming" <lovelysamdave@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>>  I am looking to have answer for some simple
>> questions : (I will be thankful if anybody of you
>> could help me ).
>>
>>  The questions are related to the Mini Language/
>> Simple Methods :
>>
>>  1) What's the Difference in :
>>  <entity-one entity-name="Product"
>> value-name="product" auto-field-map="true"/>
>>  &
>>  <make-value value-name="lookupPKMap"
>> entity-name="Product"/>
>>
>
> <entity-one> is a search by primary key productId will
> need to be somewhere in the context (i'm not sure if
> it needs to be the field parameters.productId or
> simply productId)
> instead of using auto-field-map="true" you may find it
> easier as you're getting used to the minilang to be
> specific and do the following
> <entity-one ...>
>  <field-map field-name="" value="" (or env-name=""/>
> </entity-one>
> just remember that you must specify the complete
> primary key
>
> <make-value> returns an empty generic entity of the
> entity you specify.  This makes it much easier (less
> error prone) to do a create, store, remove than does
> creating the map by hand.
>
>>  2)  What's the Difference in :
>>  <if-compare> & <if-compare-field>
>>
>
> <if-compare> will compare the field to the value
> specified in the value=""
>
> <if-compare-field> will compare the field to another
> field.
>
>>  3) What's the difference in the following two
>> sentence :
>>  <field-to-field field-name="productId"
>> to-field-name="productIdToCheck"/>
>>  &
>>  <set field="productId" value="productIdToCheck"/>
>>
>
> <field-to-field I believe has been deprecated in usage
> in favor of <set> however notice your
> value="productIdToCheck" is the string literal
> "productIdToCheck" and not the field productIdToCheck
>
> to make them equivalent statements, it should be <set
> field="productId" from-field="productIdToCheck"/>
>
>>  It may be some stupid questions but I will feel
>> happy if somebody clears my doughts.
>>
> Hope that helped
>
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