is there a way to set the unique id of a page component in javascript?

edited June 25, 2020 in Questions
I'm opening a drawer through the multiple actions option on my table, and in the drawer I'm creating a line graph using Highcharts that represents data from the record on the table.

Everything works great with one catch:

Because I have to create a division with a unique id to cast my chart into, I'm running into an issue where if I open a drawer, and then immediately open a second without closing the first both graphs now show the data for the second record instead of their appropriate graph.

The bug gets worse the more drawers I open.

My question is: Is it possible to locate the control I want in javascript, and programmatically change it's unique id so that no other drawers will overwrite the graph in the first drawer. I would like to set the id using information from the context row that I know won't be duplicated.


  • edited November 13, 2017
    Alternately, is it possible to access information from the context row using merge syntax. I could assign the unique Id to the control that way if there is.
  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited June 25, 2020
    You should be able to set the context on the chart component and you should be good to go.

    No need for js.
  • edited December 20, 2016
    I had to build my chart in highcharts because the source of my data is not compatible with the way skuids chart components are populated. I had a question floating around about how to use the skuid chart for my needs, but that didn't got a good answer.
  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited October 26, 2016
    Not sure how I would proceed. I'd first make absolutely sure the data you need can't be provided by a model with a Before Render Snippet.
  • edited December 20, 2016
    I have thought about making separate models that I could chart from the initial model that holds my data, allowing me to create data that the standard charts could handle. The issue I have with that is the record I'm using is a child record, and the parent records could have several hundred of them.... I don't want to make 12x the number of models I already have...

  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited October 26, 2016
    Where's the data coming from now then?
  • edited December 20, 2016
    It's coming from the original records, with highcharts, I can just plug my data points in
        title: 'Monthly Usage',
        chart: {
            renderTo: document.getElementById("#container")  
        xAxis: {
            categories: ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec']
        yAxis: {
            title: {text: 'Usage'}
        plotOptions: {
            series: {
                type: "line"
        series: [{
            name: iqModelRow.Utility_Account_Number__c,
            data: [iqModelRow.Jan_Load__c, iqModelRow.Feb_Load__c, iqModelRow.Mar_Load__c, iqModelRow.Apr_Load__c, 
                    iqModelRow.May_Load__c, iqModelRow.Jun_Load__c, iqModelRow.Jul_Load__c, iqModelRow.Aug_Load__c, 
                    iqModelRow.Sept_Load__c, iqModelRow.Oct_Load__c, iqModelRow.Nov_Load__c, iqModelRow.Dec_Load__c]

    If there were a way to just plug datapoints of a single record into a skuid line chart I wouldn't have this issue I think.
  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited October 26, 2016
    You can achieve this using a snippet I think. You'd do the same type of thing are you've done above, but then you'd gain the ability to use Context of the Skuid chart component.
  • edited December 20, 2016
    I can load data into a chart using the before render snippet? I looked for examples of this but was unable to find any.
  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited October 26, 2016
    The series can be updated as necessary. Here's a snippet we used on Opps. You can alter the series as you see fit.
    // this snippet has been created in order to sort the series in the chart by the stage order // in the sales process assigned to the Prospect Clinic Record Type  var chartObj = arguments[0],     Opportunities = skuid.$M('Opportunities'),  StageName,  sortedSeries= [],  $ = skuid.$;    // to get the sort order, we need to find the Stage field metadata in the Opportunities models list of fields  $.each(Opportunities.fields, function(f,field){      if ( === "StageName"){          StageName = field;          return false;      }  });    // now use this field to create a temporary array to replace the current series  // loop through entries in order to then find the corresponding series by the same name  // in order to add it to the temporary array  $.each(StageName.picklistEntries, function(p,entry){      $.each(chartObj.series, function(s,series){          if ( === entry.label){              sortedSeries.push(series);          }      });  });    // empty original series  chartObj.series.length = 0;    // insert sorted chart  $.each(sortedSeries,function(ss,sseries){      chartObj.series.push(sseries);  });   // console.log(chartObj); // console.log(Opportunities);
  • edited December 20, 2016
    I'll give this a shot. I think you might just be my hero :)
  • Matt SonesMatt Sones 💎💎💎
    edited December 7, 2016
    Pat is everyone's hero.
  • edited December 20, 2016
    How do we set the labels for the x axis? All I'm getting is an index for the points I have.
  • Pat VachonPat Vachon 💎💎💎
    edited October 26, 2016
    Dunno. I typically either do a console.log of chartObj or add a watch to the variable to explore it in order to figure out what's possible.

  • edited November 13, 2017
    Figured it all out finally, thanks to Pat for all of his help :)...
    Our organization has one object with a record for each month that I needed a line graph representation of.
    I created an additional model that I update with the Context Row record
    I created a row action that opened a drawer
    Placed a skuid chart in that drawer
    and used a before render snippet to fill it with what was needed:
    below is the snippet I used, hope this helps someone in the future.
    var params = arguments[0], $ = skuid.$;
    var intake = skuid.$M('modelContainingContextRowRecord').getFirstRow();
    //add intake data as series in params object which is the chart we are rendering.
    //also setup the x axis value labels and the y axis label
    var chart = params;
    var newSeries = [{
                        name: intake.Account_Number__c,
                        data: [intake.Jan_Data__c, intake.Feb_Data__c, intake.Mar_Data__c,
                                intake.Apr_Data__c, intake.May_Data__c, intake.Jun_Data__c,
                                intake.Jul_Data__c, intake.Aug_Data__c, intake.Sept_Data__c,
                                intake.Oct_Data__c, intake.Nov_Data__c, intake.Dec_Data__c]

    chart.xAxis[0].categories = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sept', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec'];
    chart.series = newSeries;

    This question is now Answered, I am not sure how to mark it as such though.
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