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  • 1.  Offline use with form controll (or disable error messages?)

    Posted Aug 26, 2021 08:20 AM
    I try to explain my current scenario.
    I have an app that should be (at least partly) possible to use while being offline, because it is used on a tablet in construction areas.
    To allow offline use, i collect the relevant data (e.g. list lookups or other items) in collections and store it on the tablet via "SaveData" and "LoadData".
    Until now, it seems to work in general.

    I have a screen with different fields and repeating tables (collections). As it is too content to show it without scrolling, i am using a form control to have data cards and allow scrolling.
    --> I work with patch, but the form controll is only for structuring the controlls and to allow scrolling.
    For the form-control, i need to assign a data source, even if i only use it for structuring.
    My problem now is: Although it works in general because i dont need the data source at that time, it is confusing for the user that it is showing an error, that the data source cannot be found.

    My Question:
    1.) Is it possible to show a form controll while being offline without showing the data source error (or can i assign something else than a real data source to the form)?
    2.) As a workaround, is it possible to simply disable the datasource error messages?

    Hope, you understand my scenario :D I know, its confusing

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    Fabian Heil
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  • 2.  RE: Offline use with form controll (or disable error messages?)
    Best Answer

    Top Contributor
    Posted Aug 27, 2021 12:31 AM
    You could try putting an empty table in there, e.g [] or maybe just use the scrollable screen template instead of an empty form.

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    Will Page
    Technical consultant
    Christchurch, NZ
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  • 3.  RE: Offline use with form controll (or disable error messages?)

    Posted Aug 27, 2021 02:46 AM
    Wow, that was easy. I wasnt aware, that there is a scrollable screen template :D
    This solved my problem - thank you so much!

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    Fabian Heil
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