Bug #24398

IRRE uses page reload instead element reload

Added by Lorenz Ulrich almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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FormEngine aka TCEforms
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If a record you're adding has a type field, changing the type forces a reload of the element (i.e. an IRRE tt_content/text record and you're changing it to a text with image record). As the whole page is reloaded and not only the element, all IRRE elements are collapsed after the reload. So you loose the context you've been working in. This is a usability weakness that can be quite annoying when you have a lot of records, i.e. in a big Powermail form.

(issue imported from #M16822)

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Feature #48686: Don't reload form when changing field type Closed 2013-05-31
Duplicated by TYPO3 Core - Task #60875: IRRE: On changing a dropdown with onchange only reload that one IRRE-record Closed 2014-08-10


#1 Updated by Urs Braem about 8 years ago

  • Target version deleted (0)

This is definitely an annoying behaviour.

There is a workaround for the moment: if you're inserting records (say a dozen new form fields in Powermail) you can answer the "Would you like to save now in order to refresh the display" dialog with "Cancel", so you can go on inserting fields, and in a second roundup fill in all the details for each record after having saved.

#2 Updated by Ingo Schmitt over 5 years ago

  • Category set to 978
  • Is Regression set to No

#3 Updated by Mathias Schreiber over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 7.4 (Backend)
  • Complexity set to nightmare

just saying:
We know about this, but this requires rewriting FormEngine, which is 50% of TYPO3 :)

#4 Updated by Susanne Moog about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 7.4 (Backend) to 7.5

#5 Updated by Benni Mack almost 4 years ago

  • Target version deleted (7.5)

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