How do I render custom picklist values?

I have a page where users need to be able to change a picklist to change the status of a record, such as “working”, “submitted”, etc. However, normal users shouldn’t be able to put it into the approved status. I know I can add a validation rule that says "if the user’s profile = x and the picklist value = “approved”, then throw error message ‘you can’t select that’ ", but the ideal way, of course, is to prevent a normal user from being able to select the “accepted” value in the first place. This seems like a perfect opportunity for a custom Skuid renderer! I’m thinking that in read mode the picklist shows the current value, but in edit mode it shows only values that the current user has access to based on their profile. Something like: if (field.mode == ‘read’) { skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype]field.mode; } else if (field.mode == ‘edit’) { /* if (profile != admin) { add picklist value ‘working’; add picklist value ‘submitted’; } else if (profile = ‘admin’) { add picklist value ‘approved’; } render picklist in edit mode */ } How would I do this (or create an equivalent or similar solution)? Bonus points: Maybe it can also prevent normal users from changing the status from “approved” to something else?

One solution to this is, which doesn’t require a custom renderer, is to add multiple RecordTypes to your Salesforce object. Then, different RecordTypes can be assigned to different Profiles, and each RecordType can have its own set of Picklist Values for each of your Picklist / Multi-select Picklist Fields. This functionality is supported by Skuid in the Spring 13 release. However, this strategy involves added setup effort, and adding RecordTypes is not always an ideal / desired solution, particularly if there’s only one picklist that you want to have different values for. Also, you’ll have to make sure that the correct RecordType is chosen on a given record in order for this functionality to take effect — either by having a Condition on your model explicitly like RecordTypeId = ‘School’, or whatever the API name of the RecordType is, or by adding the RecordTypeId field to your Field Editor or Table and requesting the user to select the desired RecordType. All that being said… Here’s how you could do it with a custom Field Renderer instead :slight_smile: If you want to do conditional picklist value adding based on Profile Name, instead of Profile Id, then you’ll need to request the Running User’s Profile information in a separate model on your page, e.g. a ‘RunningUser’ model.

var field = arguments[0], value = arguments[1]; // Get the Running User's Profile Name from a 'RunningUser' model: var userModel = skuid.model.getModel('RunningUser'), user = userModel && userModel.getFirstRow(), profileName = user && userModel.getFieldValue(user,'Profile.Name',true), isAdmin = (profileName == 'System Administrator'); // // Bonus points FIRST :) // // Prevent non-Admins from making any edits // if the current status is 'Approved'. // if ((value === 'Approved') && !isAdmin) { field.editable = false; field.mode = 'read'; } if (field.mode == 'edit') { var picklistEntries = field.metadata.picklistEntries; if (isAdmin) { // add picklist values 'working' and 'submitted' picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Working', label: 'Working', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Submitted', label: 'Submitted', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); } else if (profileName == 'Sales Manager') { picklistEntries.push( { value: 'In Review', label: 'In Review', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); } } // Run the standard picklist renderer for the given mode skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); 

Zach, thanks for this. I’ve used this to render conditional picklist values. I’ve got two issues, though: 1) How do I make the list default to the existing status if there is a row/record already existing? Right now it always appears as “–None–”, even when the existing value is something else. (I’ve set up the field with an “Add None” property. Maybe this is related to #2…) 2) The page is rendering the standard set of picklist values, then rendering the “pushed” values from my JavaScript, resulting in two sets of identical values in the picklist. How do I get it to only render the values I’m trying to put into the list with my code? Here’s my code:

var field = arguments[0], value = arguments[1]; var isTeacher = false; var userModel = skuid.model.getModel('User'), userRow = userModel.getFirstRow(), userRole = userModel.getFieldValue(userRow,'Contact.Current_Role__c'), isTeacher = (userRole == 'Teacher'); // Prevent teachers from making any edits if it is approved if ((value === 'Reviewed & Approved') && isTeacher) { field.editable = false; field.mode = 'read'; } if (field.mode == 'edit') { var picklistEntries = field.metadata.picklistEntries; picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Working', label: 'Working', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Ready for Review', label: 'Ready for Review', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); if (!isTeacher) { picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Reviewed & Approved', label: 'Reviewed & Approved', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Reviewed & Needs Changes', label: 'Reviewed & Needs Changes', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); } } // Run the standard picklist renderer for the given mode skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); 

For (1), my question is, does it still not pick the correct value if the status is “Working”? For (2), try adding the following line after “var picklistEntries = field.metadata.picklistEntries;” picklistEntries.length = 0;

Thanks Zach. adding that line fixed (2). For (1), the page saves the values fine. When the model refreshes or the page loads and the value is one of the first two (working, ready for review), it loads the correct value as the default. However, when the value is one of the second two (reviewed & approved, reviewed & needs changes), those values are not populated as an existing value. I can edit the field and change its value, though. The rest of the fields seem to load fine. So, something about the logic around building the picklist entries seems to be interfering with loading the existing value in to the field.

Thanks, that helps me confirm what the problem is. Change value = arguments[1] to be value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]), and that should resolve (1). Here’s the detailed explanation of why this is necessary: XSS vulnerability prevention. Whenever you do a Custom Field Renderer on a Text / Textarea / Picklist field, Skuid preemptively HTML encodes the current value stored for a particular field / row, so that, if you, the author of the Custom Field Renderer, happen to accidentally display this text to the screen without first properly encoding it, if necessary, then you won’t inadvertently introduce an XSS vulnerability into your page. So, from the theoretical to your specific scenario: the reason that “Reviewed & Approved” and “Reviewed & Needs Changes” aren’t working is that they contain a character, the &, which has to be HTML encoded. So the value that you are getting handed in arguments[1] is actually Reviewed & Approved. So by using skuid.utils.decodeHTML(), you’re converting this back into the actual value. Then, because you’re leveraging the skuid.ui.fieldRenderers to actually do your output (as opposed to hand-coding your own picklist), the XSS vulnerability prevention is taken care of. So the lesson to learn here is this: Whenever doing custom Field Renderers for Text/Textarea/Picklist fields, always decode the value passed in via arguments[1], like so:

var field = arguments[0], value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]); 

Excellent - that fixed it! Good lessons learned here. Thanks so much for your help on this, Zach. For anyone’s future reference, below is the “final” version of my custom picklist renderer.

var field = arguments[0], value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]); userModel = skuid.model.getModel('User'), userRow = userModel.getFirstRow(), userRole = userModel.getFieldValue(userRow,'Contact.Current_Role__c'), isTeacher = (userRole == 'Teacher'), grpModel = skuid.model.getModel('Guided Reading Plan'), grpRow = grpModel.getFirstRow(); // Prevent teachers from making any edits if the status is approved by forcing the mode to read-only if ((value === 'Reviewed & Approved') && isTeacher) { field.editable = false; field.mode = 'read'; } if (field.mode == 'edit') { var picklistEntries = field.metadata.picklistEntries; picklistEntries.length = 0; // if you don't do this, then the "real" values are already in the picklist and the code below will add duplicate values // if there is no record yet, add a default value. NOTE: when the page is saved, the grp model is only saved when the value in this field is not blank. I am NOT using the Skuid field property "Add 'None' Option" because I only want this option to appear when there isn't already a record. if (skuid.model.isNewId(grpRow.Id)) { picklistEntries.push( { value: '', label: '-- Select a Status to Create --', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); } // create picklist values for the basic statuses picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Working', label: 'Working', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Ready for Review', label: 'Ready for Review', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); // create picklist values for the review/approval statuses if the user is not a teacher if (!isTeacher) { picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Reviewed & Approved', label: 'Reviewed & Approved', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Reviewed & Needs Changes', label: 'Reviewed & Needs Changes', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); } } // Run the standard picklist renderer for the given mode skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); 

Hey Zach I’m trying to use this code but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for me. I’m trying to  remove a picklist value, but it keeps showing up… here is my snippet:

var field = arguments[0], value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]); var picklistEntries = field.metadata.picklistEntries; picklistEntries.length = 0; // if you don't do this, then the "real" values are already in the picklist and the code below will add duplicate values picklistEntries.push( { value: 'Fixed', label: 'Fixed', defaultValue: false, active: true }, { value: 'Indexed', label: 'Indexed', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); // Run the standard picklist renderer for the given mode skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); 

If I log it in the console I can see that my changes have been made, however it doesn’t reflect on the page…

Moshe, one “wrinkle” to the Picklist renderer is that if the Picklist is either (a) Dependent on the values of another picklist, or (b) Dependent on the record’s Record Type, then field.metadata.picklistEntries is NOT considered when building the Picklist — rather, an internal function is run that goes and determines the appropriate values to display based on the value of the controlling picklist and/or Record Type field on the current record.

If you want to completely override this behavior, you’ll need to roll your own custom picklist renderer using our internal skuid.ui.renderers API, and as J describes in this community post.

If you want to rely on the internal renderer, but adjust the values AFTER the renderer has been run, you might try removing the displayed values directly from the output

It works!

Hi,

I have a picklist with 4 values, i would like to remove 2 values. I  am following the below code, but it is not removing those values.

skuid&#46;ui&#46;fieldRenderers[field&#46;metadata&#46;displaytype][field&#46;mode](field,value);<br /><br />var select = field&#46;element&#46;find('select'); if (select&#46;length) {<br /> &#47;&#47; Remove unwanted entries<br /> $&#46;each(select&#46;children('option'),function(){<br /> if ($(this)&#46;val()==='BA') $(this)&#46;remove(); &nbsp; if ($(this)&#46;val()==='UA') $(this)&#46;remove(); }); } 

Thank you!
I was beating my head against the wall trying to figure out why overriding the skuid.metamodel.picklistEntries was not working.

I get an errror saying “TypeError: field.metadata is undefined” am I missing something here?

var field = arguments[0], value = skuid&#46;utils&#46;decodeHTML(arguments[1]); skuid&#46;ui&#46;fieldRenderers[field&#46;metadata&#46;displaytype][field&#46;mode](field,value); var select = field&#46;element&#46;find('select'); if (select&#46;length) { &#47;&#47; Remove unwanted entries $&#46;each(select&#46;children('option'),function(){ if ($(this)&#46;val() === 'Below Expectation'){ $(this)&#46;remove(); } }); select&#46;append($('<option value="cheese">Cheese</option>')); }

Hasantha,

It sounds like your snippet isn’t getting passed the field as arguments[0]. How are you launching you snippet? This code will only work if you’re running it as a custom field renderer.

oops, my bad thanks for pointing it out Matt :)

You guys rock! Thanks, this really helped :slight_smile:

Hey team, just wondering how I would modify this snippet to render radio buttons instead of the picklist dropdown?

Seems so simple but I haven’t been able to figure it out :slight_smile:

Thank you in advance!

I asked this in a comment above, though have not found a reply and am still stuck with it. How do I modify the snippet to render radio buttons instead of the standard picklist dropdown?

Thank you!

var $ = skuid.$; var field = arguments[0], value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]); skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); var select = field.element.find('select'); if (select.length) { $.each(select.children('option'),function(){ if ($(this).val() === 'Survey Complete - Qualified' || $(this).val() === 'Sent' || $(this).val() === 'Responded' || $(this).val() === 'Survey Complete - DNQ' || $(this).val() === 'Appointment Booked'){ $(this).remove(); } }); }<br>

I’m also trying to figure out how to render a picklist created by a custom field renderer snippet as Radio Buttons. 

I know based on this post: http://help.skuidify.com/m/11720/l/214170-skuid-ui-basic-renderers that I need to use renderas ‘RADIO_BUTTONS’ in some way, but not sure how. 

my snippet:

var field = arguments[0], row = field.row, // set the render condition isPercentage = (row.Indicator__r.Benchmark_Type__c == 'Percentage') ? true : false; value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]), metadata = field.metadata, element = field.item.element, $ = skuid.$; if (isPercentage &amp;&amp; field.mode =='edit'){ //create a blank variable for picklist entries var picklistEntries = []; // set the picklist entries. note defaultValue doesn't matter, the first one will be default picklistEntries.push( { value: '0', label: 'No', defaultValue: true, active: true }, { value: '1', label: 'Yes', defaultValue: false, active: true } ); field.metadata.picklistEntries = picklistEntries; // render the field as a picklist skuid.ui.fieldRenderers.PICKLIST.edit(field,value); } else{ //use the default renderer skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode](field,value); }<br>

ask and ye shall receive, h/t to https://community.skuidify.com/skuid/topics/readonly-picklist-radio-buttons-can-still-be-changed-on-…

add a line 

field.options.type = 'RADIO_BUTTONS';

before your skuid.ui.fieldRenderers

So Robin you might try

value = skuid.utils.decodeHTML(arguments[1]); field.options.type = 'RADIO_BUTTONS'; skuid.ui.fieldRenderers[field.metadata.displaytype][field.mode]