JavaScript functions v1.0

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Code placement

The following places can contain JS code

  • Entity header
  • Entity status
  • JavaScript field

Additionally HTML with inline script can be placed in

  • Wrapper
  • Template

Finally expressions can be evaluated using

  • Entity field dependency


Builtin functions

The following functions are only available for single item views (edit or show).

Get and set values

Display values are handled using standard getter and setters

  • getValue(fieldName)
  • setValue(fieldName,value)


var a = getValue("NUMBER1");
var b = getValue("NUMBER2");
setValue( "RESULT", (a-b) );

For explicitly getting a value (or ID) use

  • getDecimal(fieldName)


var recordId = getDecimal("SELECTRECORD");

Toggling fields (version 5478+)

Note: Hide functions are NOT intended for denying access to data -it will only be hidden in the frontend, but is still accessible to savvy users.

Fields can be shown or hidden calling the fieldname

  • hideField(fieldName)
  • showField(fieldName)



Dependent toggling

Hiding and showing fields can be made dependent on classes in the TempusServaPage

  • hideFieldForPageClass(fieldName,className)
  • showFieldForPageClass(fieldName,className)

Hiding and showing fields can be made dependent on items current status.

  • hideFieldForStatusId(fieldName,statusId)
  • showFieldForStatusId(fieldName,statusId)

Hiding and showing fields can be made dependent on classes in the TempusServaPage AND items current status.

  • hideFieldForPageClassAndStatusId(fieldName,className,statusId)
  • showFieldForPageClassAndStatusId(fieldName,className,statusId)

In case of advanced setup consider "hide for all first and show for some later". In this example NAME should only be displayed for a few status



The functions are the equivilant of JQuery


This means that fields are expected to be wrapped in TWO layers of html tags for the functions to work


Control variables

TS uses a number of special variables to control the behavior of the frontend. These variables can be changed anywhere.

Opening new windows

Window default sizes are controlled by the following variables

  • tsOpenWindowHeight = 680;
  • tsOpenWindowWidth = 820;

Dependency hiding fields

hideTableRowsForElements is by default true.

Set to false if template structure is only in a single level.

  • true: Hide two parent nodes when hiding fields
  • false: Hide single parent node when hiding fields

Example of 2 level template (default)

    <input ..

Example of 1 level template (special cases)

  <input ..


Other sources