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Capturing user input and storing on entity that is connected over association

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Hello,

I am trying to capture user input on few of the fields, these fields are attributes (string) of another entity that is connected with main entity via 1-* relationship so I can pick up the attribute as a data source in my input text box but when I run this locally, this input field is disabled from making any changes hence I cannot capture the input. Mind you, the input text box I have connected to an attribute that is part of the the same main entity works fine. Here is an example:

- I have one main entity (I call it main since it is the most important one) called “Request” with attributes like “Title”, “Description” and these text boxes are editable

- I have two other entities “RequestOffice” and “IssueOffice” with attributes like “RequestOfficeID”, “RequestOfficeName”, “IssueOfficeID”, “IssueOfficeName” , etc.

- Both of the RequestOffice and IssueOffice are connected to Request via 1-* association

The users need to provide input via a form so I have built a form inside a DataView gird. The DataView grid has “Request” as the data source and when I create text box and select RequestOfficeID, RequestOfficeName, IssueOfficeID, which are available over association, and when I test this, it browser doesn’t allow me to provide input. 

 

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Hi, Mihir. So how is this solved? I am wondering how can I get through this by “creating the associated object” by @Rene. Do I need microflow? What I suppose to solve this should be very simple, because we don’t design entities in a big form, but to split according to our logic.

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Is the associated object created?

If the associated object doesn’t exist or the association isn’t set between the objects, the field will not be editable

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Heey Mihir,

Does the user have the right acces rules? Does he has read write on the attributes and the association?

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