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v8.9.1.0 and the ODP saga

Re: my original post here http://community.codeontime.com/codeo...

The "OFFLINE" toggle at the page level is causing cascading problem for all dataviews connected to the page. It is applied to the create view's dataview fields and their subsequent dataviews (including new lookup entries) throughout.

Also, it is applied in edit views. So even if I leave the problematic dataview fileds in editForm1 only, still get affected in editForm1

This is too excessive and inflexible, at least for me, as I will have to troubleshoot every dataview field affected. It is all or nothing.

I suggest making the use of the ODP feature selective at the view level.
I am only interested in applying it to specific dataview fields in specific create views.

This has been my most disappointing anticipated release feature. I literally waited months for this feature.
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  • I still haven't received my dll so you're one step ahead of me but I'm curious...what is your business case for needing online/offline views on the same page? Performance? I'll be happy if I can just toggle the parent and all the children are offline as well. Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are asking...
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  • 2 major points of cross-roads:

    1- There are plenty of different issues when ODP is applied. Not every single dataview field has the same issue, rather inconsistent. Especially when dataview fields and lookups depend on filtering and session values. This makes it hard to assess it.

    2- Assuming it works perfectly, having it applied to editForm1 as well changes the user flow of the application.

    So at this point, I am unable to troubleshoot the problematic dataview fields, exclude them from ODP, or maintaining my user experience intact.
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  • Ossama - I think of offline data as useful in a mobile app. Typically those apps are not a full desktop implementation. In my world they are useful for small apps to capture data, such as inspections, inventorying, etc.

    Perhaps the sophistication of your existing app is not able to port with the toggle of an Offline switch.
    • I am not interested in offline data sync. I need ODP to insert dataview fields in create views.

      Example: adding multiple phones to a new contact record using Phones table as a dataview field in create form. Currently, my app opens the editForm1 view after saving to see all associated dataview fields.

      The ODP feature has great use cases if it is applied selectively.
    • I think you're you talking about transactional data input for master/detail forms. I am interested in that too, but not the licensed ODP part of it.

      For now, I am also using the insert then edit method for new records instead of trying to get TDI to work. If it worked seamlessly, I would use TDI instead.
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  • What I find most frustrating is that I don't know if I am doing something wrong or there is a bug in the ODP feature. COT released a dot version addressing ODP issues which did not help my case.

    I wish COT engages with us better and let us know if they identify issues which they are working on fixing.
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    • Thank you very much
      I will open a ticket now.
    • Serge,
      Thank you so much for your assistance. Looking forward to the outcome of your troubleshooting.
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