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By shuqierduo
#790451
How do I test if a suggest control has successfully found something?

Name of control is "searchByName" with a sql "SELECT PARTY.PARTY_ID, CONCAT(PARTY.FIRST_NAME, " ", PARTY.LAST_NAME) AS PARTY_NAME FROM PARTY"

Database record is something like this

party_id, party_first_name, party_last_name
1,John,Lewis
2,Peter,Pan

Then on the Dynaform I would like to check if something is found. For example if "Peter" is input and selected

$("#searchByName").getValue() gives me "2" and $("#searchByName").getText() gives "Peter Pan"

However when I try below it always alert "found" even if I input "Mary" into the control

if ($("#searchByName").getValue() == $("#searchByName").getText() ) {
alert("not found");
} else {
alert("found");
}
By zainab
#790452
Hello,

Your code works fine, the only issue is you have to add an event so that whenever the value changes, the function is called upon which the alert will execute:
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function check()
{
//alert($("#suggest").getValue());
if ($("#suggest").getValue() == $("#suggest").getText() ) {
alert("not found");
} else {
alert("found");
}
  
}
$('#suggest').setOnchange(check);
where $('#suggest') is the id of my suggest control.
This code works perfect in my case.

Please let me know if this helps.

Best Regards,
Zainab

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