Hi Cory – your reply was great… but made me realize I need to explain
more about this situation.
In our normal app use,
1-- We have our A1 form, which has a field that collects a certain coupon
number. at the end of that form, it opens a child case called 'referral’
and passes the coupon number to that child case.
2-- Then, the C1 form requires that new ‘referral’ case… it opens the
case and it loads that coupon number into a hidden value. At the end of the
C1 form, it closes that case.
3-- Our sad situation is that a staff member forgot to enter the coupon
numbers into a lot of their A1 forms. The result was that it created those
referral child cases with no coupon numbers… and then, the staff filled
out the C1 form which of course did not get that coupon number loaded into
its hidden value.
4-- When we started to remedy this problem, we thought "OK, we will simply
use Edit Forms on all the A1 forms and also on the C1 forms, to manually
plug the correct coupon numbers into each form. We actually started on
all that and did the form edit on all the A1s. (Maybe that was
premature.) Only then did we realize "oh, we can’t edit the C1 forms when
the case is closed.
So my questions are:
(A) Is it possible, when using Edit Form, to actually edit a hidden value
field? (in other words, to edit the hidden value that should originally
have been loaded into from the case)? Possible or impossible?
(B) If that is impossible, I am trying to figure the best process to get
those correct coupon numbers both in the A1 and the C1… Maybe you know
the best path, but would this method work:
- First archive the existing bad C1 form, and therefore its case is
- Only then edit the A1 form – and magically when I do that edit,
commcare will see the new coupon number and realize that it needs to pass
that coupon value into the child case… BUT, in this scenario, that child
case is not being created, it’s already there… so I figure it’s more
likely that it would create a second child case instead (if it does
anything at all) (Soooo, this method does not look very likely to work…)
- If that above did indeed work, then we would go and simply open the C1
form, choose the desired case which nicely has the coupon number in it…
C1 would load that coupon number in to it, and we would complete C1 and it
would have the correct coupon number in it.
I suspect that the above suggestion is an impossible dream… So, do you
recommend the best way of handling the correction of the coupon number both
in A1 and in the child-case-requiring C1 form?
Thanks… sorry for the headache… this has been a heck of a day!