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Item4774: When using a field type select+multi in a form used in a template topic, the field doesn't remember the selection

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I'm using a form with a field type select+multi in a template topic. When creating a new topic based on this template topic, if a made a firts selection on that field, each time I edit this topic again the selection is not kept and I had to made it again. Though it works fine for a simple select.

-- TWiki:Main/EricCharikane - 05 Oct 2007

Follow up, I remove the component configure, because I'm not sure it applies to it and set it to urgent because if people have already data in forms using select+multi after upgrading and editing those topics they wil lost all their data !

-- TWiki:Main.EricCharikane - 11 Oct 2007


Can you please create a test case for us? Upload the topics (template, form and example topics).

You can clean out any confidential info from it but it really helps speed up fixing if we have a working example of the bad

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 05 Nov 2007

The test case is quite simple: just create a form with a field 'test' of type 'select+multi' and values 'Foo,Bar,Baz'. I checked in 4.2-beta3 and it does indeed not select the proper values when editting a topic. The selection is stored though.

It is probably something simple, i'll dive into it asap (ie, coming weekend). I've been rooting around that code recently so it is still fresh in memory.

-- KoenMartens - 06 Nov 2007

Dear all, thanks for taking this out. The test case is exactly as Koen said. As soon as you add '+multi' to a select type field in a form. When creating a new node type using this form if you made mutiple selection during the creation, this selection is lost after editing this topic again.

-- TWiki:Main.EricCharikane - 07 Nov 2007

Ok, fixed. It was indeed quite simple, the regular expression was wrong. However, i need to run unit tests before checking in, but i don't remember how to set them up. By the time i waded through five obsoleted Codev pages on unit testing, twiki.org went down. So for a 2 minute fix i already wasted half an hour on crap. motivation--

-- TWiki:Main.KoenMartens - 11 Nov 2007

Fixed. There was also a problem with the unit test that tests rendering of forms, bad syntax resulted in two of the 4 tests being ignored. Fixed that, and added a test in the unit test to test for this bug.

Hi KoenMartens, thanks for fixing this bug. It now works fine. Regards, Eric

-- TWiki:Main.EricCharikane - 29 Nov 2007

Summary When using a field type select+multi in a form used in a template topic, the field doesn't remember the selection
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.EricCharikane
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Sun, 30 Sep 2007, build 15107
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Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15554 TWikirev:15555
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r14 - 2008-01-22 - KennethLavrsen
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