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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By : Edward Callahan
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Easy Web Development with WaveMaker

By: Edward Callahan

Overview of this book

Developers of all levels can now easily develop custom, responsive, and rich web application clients with secure, scalable servers utilizing relational databases and RESTful services using WaveMaker Studio. Whether you need a departmental business application or a form application for your weekend club, this book will show you how to design, develop, and deploy professional grade web applications with WaveMaker. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker will help you use WaveMaker to design, develop, and deploy rich, responsive web applications, even if you are not a programmer. If you need to build a data-driven web application, but you only know ‘enough to be dangerous,' you need this book. This book examines every angle of using WaveMaker to build applications, from dissecting examples to customizing, deploying, and debugging your own applications. This book enables the non-professional programmer to become comfortable not only with using WaveMaker Studio itself, but also with the artefacts produced by the studio as well as the runtime and services provided by the WaveMaker framework. You will learn everything, from how customize the user experience with JavaScript and CSS to integrating with custom Java services and the Spring Framework server-side. Easy Web Development with WaveMaker 6.5 is packed with examples, code samples, screenshots, and links to equip you to be successful with WaveMaker Studio.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Easy Web Development with WaveMaker
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Styling the Application
Working with Databases
Utilizing Web Services


Setting live variable filters using JavaScript can be troublesome for some developers. Filters are nothing more than a member wm.Variable named filter. This provides us with a few ways to manipulate filters.

The easiest way is to bind the live variable filter to a wm.Variable component and manipulate wm.Variable as we already have done. The type of wm.Variable must match the filter variable type. This means that we can filter on related objects; however, when we create the wm.Variable component, it must be for the related type, and we'll bind the related field to the wm.Variable component, not to the entire filter object.

Another option is to use setFilter(), passing a wm.Variable component as the parameter to setFilter(). Again, we are setting the desired values of the wm.Variable component as any other wm.Variable. Just be certain to update the wm.Variable values before calling setFilter().

Finally, we can directly manipulate the filter variable using only JavaScript without binding...