Data Controllers / Actions / Duplicate

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Default Behavior

The duplicate action allows the user to create a new record using the values of an existing record.

Duplicate in Form

Applications generated with Code On Time will have the Duplicate action available in the context menu of a row in grid view.

Duplicate action for context menu of a row in Employees grid.

When the action is selected, createForm1 will be activated. Values from the duplicated row will populate the fields.

New Employees form with values populated from the duplicated record.

The default Duplicate action is configured to use createForm1 view as an argument.

Duplicate in Grid

Let’s create a Duplicate action that will create a new row in grid view.

Start the Project Designer. Switch to the Controllers tab in the Project Explorer. Right-click on Employees / Actions / ag1 (Grid) action group node and press New Action.

New Action context menu option for action group 'ag1' in the Project Explorer.

Assign the following values to the new action:

Property Value
Command Name Duplicate
Command Argument grid1
Header Text Duplicate in Grid

Press OK to save. On the toolbar, press Browse.

Navigate to the Employees page and activate the context menu for a row. Click on Duplicate in Grid.

New action 'Duplicate in Grid' under context menu for row in Employees grid.

A new row will be created with the same values as the selected row.

New row created with values from the duplicated record.

Note that there are no Insert or Cancel actions available. You will need to add these actions with When Last Command Name of “Duplicate” in order to allow the user to save or cancel the record.

Adding Insert and Cancel actions

In the Project Explorer, right-click on Employees / Actions / ag8 (Row) node, and press New Action.

New Action context menu option on action group node 'ag8'.

Assign the following values:

Property Value
Command Name Insert
When Last Command Name Duplicate

Click OK, and create another action:

Property Value
Command Name Cancel
When Last Command Name Duplicate

Press OK to save. On the toolbar, press Browse.

Navigate to Employees page, and select the Duplicate in Grid action from the context menu. The new row will now have Insert and Cancel actions underneath.

Duplicated row now has 'Insert' and 'Cancel' actions.

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