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Limit Grid Selection to One Row

Tip:  Interface patterns give you an opportunity to explore different interface designs. Be sure to check out How to Adapt a Pattern for Your Application.

Goal

Limit the number of rows that can be selected to one.

Note:  This expression uses direct references to the Employee record type, created in the Records Tutorial. If you've completed that tutorial in your environment, you can change the existing record-type references in this pattern to point to your Employee record type instead.

This is a simplified version of the Limit Grid Selection pattern.

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Expression

When the user clicks to select rows in the grid, the grid saves only the last selection. It uses the index() function to return a single item from the array of selected rows, and uses the length() function to determine the index of the last item in the array.

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a!localVariables(
  local!selection,
  local!selectedRows,
  {
    /* Grids with selection should always have a secondary display of that selection
       when there is paging so users are always able to see their selections even when
       that selection is not on the current, visible page. */
    a!gridField(
      label: "Single Selection",
      labelPosition: "ABOVE",
      data: recordType!Employee,
      columns: {
        a!gridColumn(
          label: "ID",
          sortField: recordType!Employee.fields.id,
          value: fv!row[recordType!Employee.fields.id],
          align: "END",
          width: "ICON"
        ),
        a!gridColumn(
          label: "Name",
          sortField: recordType!Employee.fields.lastName,
          value: fv!row[recordType!Employee.fields.firstName] & " " & fv!row[recordType!Employee.fields.lastName]
        ),
        a!gridColumn(
          label: "Title",
          sortField: recordType!Employee.fields.title,
          value: fv!row[recordType!Employee.fields.title]
        )
      },
      pageSize: 5,
      selectable: true,
      selectionstyle: "ROW_HIGHLIGHT",
      selectionvalue: local!selection,
      selectionSaveInto: {
        /* Here we save fv!selectedRows to local!selectedRows. To ensure that only a
           single row is selected when the user clicks too quickly, we use the index()
           function to return only the last selected value. */
        a!save(local!selectedRows, index(fv!selectedRows, length(fv!selectedRows), null)),
        a!save(local!selection, index(save!value, length(save!value), null))
      },
      validations: {},
      showSearchBox: false,
      showRefreshButton: false,
      recordActions: {}
    )
  }
)

Test it out

  1. Select multiple rows and note that only the last selection persists.
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Limit Grid Selection to One Row

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