Hi Formspider TEam,

Is there an API (or javascript function) to get the display value of a combobox? api_component.getValue will return the column value, but i want the diplayed value that was selected form the listdatasource.

Is this possible?

Michiel A.

asked 30 Jul '13, 03:36

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Michiel A
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Hi Michiel,

I guess you can get the Code and then run one more query to get the Display value based on the Code. Would that work for you?

Kind Regards,


answered 30 Jul '13, 05:44

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Hi Yalim,

The issue is in "and then run one more query.."

I want to create a generic procedure for this functionality. In the generic procedure i only know the panel and component (and thus the column value). In order to get the displayed value i need to know the combobox listDatasource and displayColumn. But there are no API's to get those, so i must go into the Formspider repository to get these. Then i must query the listdatasource to get the display value.

It would much easier if i was able to get the combobox display value directly via an API..

(30 Jul '13, 07:13) Michiel A

Hi Michiel,

You can define the value column of the list datasource as the primary key of this datasource. Then, you can access the display value through this primary key:

api_datasource.getColumnValueXXByPK('listDS.displayColumn', api_component.getValue('comboboxName'))

Hope this helps,


answered 30 Jul '13, 07:07

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Hi Ibrahim,

This has the same issue. In order to use this API in a generic procedure, i would have to get the listDS and displayColumn (and the datatypes) from the Formspider repository, and then get the display value (using the above API).

What would be best if there would be an API that would get me the DisplayValue as text, something like: api_component.getComboboxDisplayValueTx('comboboxpanel.comboboxname');

Would this be possible at all?

(30 Jul '13, 08:05) Michiel A
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