Configurable value assistance module for Alfresco Share that allows picklists to be managed using datalists.
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alfresco-value-assistance

Configurable value assistance module for Alfresco Share that allows picklists to be managed using datalists.

Solution presented at Alfresco Summit 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcYswC0S7To

It starts at 19:00 minutes

This project was first described here http://blog.tsgrp.com/2013/07/10/alfresco-data-list-driven-value-assistance/

It was when I got the source code and changed it to Alfresco SDK project format.

This project tries to reimplement (at least part of) the functionalities shown on this post http://blog.tsgrp.com/2014/12/17/harnessing-the-power-of-alfresco-data-lists-for-cascading-value-assistance/

At the moment, only 2 level dependency is working.

How to use the addon

Create the properties you need. Ex: property1 and property2

<property name="custom:property1">
	<title>Property 1</title>
	<type>d:text</type>
	<mandatory>true</mandatory>
</property>

<property name="custom:property2">
	<title>Property 2</title>
	<type>d:text</type>
	<mandatory>true</mandatory>
</property>

Into the share-config-custom.xml file, configure your custom type to something like this:

			<!-- customProperties -->
			<show id="custom:property1" />
			<show id="custom:property2" />
		</field-visibility>
		<appearance>
			<field id="custom:property1">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 1 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
			<field id="custom:property2">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 2 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">2</control-param>
					<control-param name="dependsOn">prop_custom_property1
					</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
		</appearance>
	</form>

	<!-- Document Library pop-up Edit Metadata form -->
	<form id="doclib-simple-metadata">
		<field-visibility>
			<show id="cm:name" />

			<!-- customProperties -->
			<show id="custom:property1" />
			<show id="custom:property2" />
		</field-visibility>
		<appearance>
			<field id="custom:property1">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 1 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
			<field id="custom:property2">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 2 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">2</control-param>
					<control-param name="dependsOn">prop_custom_property1
					</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
		</appearance>
	</form>

	<!-- Document Library Inline Edit form -->
	<form id="doclib-inline-edit">
		<field-visibility>
			<show id="cm:name" />

			<!-- customProperties -->
			<show id="custom:property1" />
			<show id="custom:property2" />
		</field-visibility>
		<appearance>
			<field id="custom:property1">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 1 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
			<field id="custom:property2">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 2 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">2</control-param>
					<control-param name="dependsOn">prop_custom_property1
					</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
		</appearance>
	</form>
</forms>
			<!-- customProperties -->
			<show id="custom:property1" force="true" />
			<show id="custom:property1" force="true" />
		</field-visibility>
		<appearance>
			<field id="custom:property1">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 1 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
			<field id="custom:property2">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 2 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">2</control-param>
					<control-param name="dependsOn">prop_custom_property1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
		</appearance>
	</form>

	<!-- New documents -->
	<form>
		<field-visibility>
			<show id="cm:name" />

			<!-- customProperties -->
			<show id="custom:property1" />
			<show id="custom:property2" />
		</field-visibility>
		<appearance>
			<field id="custom:property1">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 1 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
			<field id="custom:property2">
				<control template="/form-controls/dynamic-dropdown.ftl">
					<control-param name="picklistName">Property 2 Datalist</control-param>
					<control-param name="level">2</control-param>
					<control-param name="dependsOn">prop_custom_property1</control-param>
					<control-param name="loadLabel">true</control-param>
				</control>
			</field>
		</appearance>
	</form>
</forms>

The value used in the picklistName parameter must be the same as the datalist's name. If you create a datalist called "Property 1 Datalist", that's the text you should use as the picklistName parameter.

When creating the datalists, it's required to use of of the types defined by this addon: 1 Level Value Assistance List - for the first level of dependency 2 Level Cascading Value Assistance List - for the second level of dependency