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How to not show results initially?

Asked 13 Mar 2017 14:57:27
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13 Mar 2017 14:57:27 Brad Lawryk posted:
I am going through this tutorial video and have it working for the most part.

How do I hide results initially? I have tried checking the do not load in the settings but then it doesn't work at all. Displaying 3000+ records initially just really isn't useful.


Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:06:10
13 Mar 2017 16:06:10 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hello Brad,
just do not add your get variable in the condition field, when you are setting up the query filter ...
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:07:49
13 Mar 2017 16:07:49 Brad Lawryk replied:
I tried that too ... that was my very first thought as that seemed logical. But having something in there or leaving it out seems to make no difference.
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:12:43
13 Mar 2017 16:12:43 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
What filter are you using there? Contains or equal to?
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:15:00
13 Mar 2017 16:15:00 Brad Lawryk replied:
Contains ... just like in the tutorial.
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:18:32
13 Mar 2017 16:18:32 Brad Lawryk replied:
Just changed it to equal to and it works as it should. So seems to be related to the 'contains' setting.
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:26:16
13 Mar 2017 16:26:16 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Yes, i thought you were using equals to. When contains is used and it is empty, it returns all values.

I will check how to achieve what you need and will post setp-by-step instructions here later.
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:28:17
13 Mar 2017 16:28:17 Brad Lawryk replied:
That will be good for future but for now I am happy with the equals setting. So many things are different with App Connect. Just have to find the new ways of doing things. Like hiding a div if a recordset is empty ...
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:30:19
13 Mar 2017 16:30:19 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Usually when people are using contains filter, they want to filter the results that are already on the page, that is why we created the tutorial this way.
As for hiding divs, when query is empty ... this will be possible tomorrow with the new formatter:
Replied 13 Mar 2017 16:31:08
13 Mar 2017 16:31:08 Brad Lawryk replied:
Ok, cool.
Replied 24 Sep 2017 23:04:37
24 Sep 2017 23:04:37 Brad Lawryk replied:
Actually, Im still waiting for a way to do this.

I have a single search form field on a page and a recordset filtered by 'contains' the form field value.

Even with the search field empty it shows all records. I need the recordsets hidden until something is typed into the search field.

Replied 25 Sep 2017 06:18:34
25 Sep 2017 06:18:34 Teodor Kuduschiev replied:
Hi Brad,
Select the container, which you want to hide initially. Dynamic Attributes > Display > Show > When: and use the search field as an expression.

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