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Status Submitted
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Components Other
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 22, 2024

Update createDialog function to allow custom buttons

At the moment the createDialog function only allows for ok and cancel buttons. This is hardcoded into the function itself:

createDialog(e) {
   const t = (0,
   (e = Object.assign(Object.assign({}, e), {
       id: t
   })).callback && "object" == typeof e.callback && Object.keys(e.callback).length > 0 && Object.values(e.callback).filter(e=>e && "function" == typeof e).length > 0 && (this.registerCallbackForButton(e, "close", t),
   e.buttons && Array.isArray(e.buttons) && ["ok", "cancel"].forEach(n=>{
       (e.buttons.includes(n) || e.buttons.filter(e=>e.defaultId === n).length > 0) && this.registerCallbackForButton(e, n, t)


This means running the function:
  '<span style="font-size:30pt;color:black">hello!</span>'
  , 'Message Title'
  , ["ok","cancel","test"]
  , '300px'
  , function(a){console.log(a)}
  , true


will result in a message box with three buttons:
"Cancel", "__NOT_TRANSLATED__(undefined)", "OK"

with the middle button not performing any action when called.

Please add something like after the e.buttons...forEach:
   this.registerCallbackForButton(e, btn[userLocale??default], t)


This would allow extension authors to pass custom buttons to createDialog:

  '<span style="font-size:30pt;color:black">hello!</span>'
  , 'Message Title'
  , ['ok','cancel',{"name":"test","default":"test","en-us":"US TEST","en-uk":"Brittest","en-au":"Throw another shrimp on the barbie!"}]
  , '300px'
  , function(a){console.log(a)}
  , true


Without this extension authors need to write their own functions to add dialogs, which means that updates to Cognos will mean more maintenance on the author's side.

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