Bug #66688


Story #69712: Further FormEngine development

FormEngine: returnFieldJS() for type=text eval not implemented

Added by Christian Kuhn about 9 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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It is documented in TCA reference that type=text can be eval'd with returnFieldJS, but that is not implemented.

A section similar to this is missing in TextElement:

                // Going through all custom evaluations configured for this field
                foreach ($evalList as $evalData) {
                    $evalObj = GeneralUtility::getUserObj($GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['SC_OPTIONS']['tce']['formevals'][$evalData] . ':&' . $evalData);
                    if (is_object($evalObj) && method_exists($evalObj, 'returnFieldJS')) {
                        $resultArray['extJSCODE'] .= LF . 'TBE_EDITOR.customEvalFunctions[' . GeneralUtility::quoteJSvalue($evalData) . '] = function(value) {' . $evalObj->returnFieldJS() . '}';
                        $paramsList = GeneralUtility::quoteJSvalue($parameterArray['itemFormElName']) . ',' . GeneralUtility::quoteJSvalue($evalData) . ',' . GeneralUtility::quoteJSvalue(trim($config['is_in'])) . ',' . ($config['checkbox'] ? 1 : 0) . ',' . GeneralUtility::quoteJSvalue($config['checkbox']);
                        $parameterArray['fieldChangeFunc'] = array_merge(array('typo3form.fieldGet' => 'typo3form.fieldGet(' . $paramsList . ');'), $parameterArray['fieldChangeFunc']);

This does not work since fieldGet JS works on _hr input names, which is not done for type=text, but for type=input only ...

This issue could be solved if the _hr fieldname madness is solved.

ext:styleguide has examples for this in input_21 and type_9

Also, the documentation should be improved and namespaced, and the tx_ prefix is not required anymore, see the two styleguide fields for examples.

Related issues 2 (0 open2 closed)

Related to TYPO3 Core - Epic #63846: Refactoring of form element classesClosedFrank Nägler2014-12-14

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #61370: Missing feature with eval user functionClosed2014-09-05

Actions #1

Updated by Christian Kuhn about 9 years ago

Also, documentation of "deevaluateFieldValue()" is completely missing in documentation.

Actions #2

Updated by Christian Kuhn almost 9 years ago

  • Parent task set to #69712
Actions #3

Updated by Riccardo De Contardi over 8 years ago

  • Category set to FormEngine aka TCEforms
Actions #5

Updated by Georg Tiefenbrunn over 4 years ago

Still present in 9.5 LTS

You can supply own form evaluations in an extension by creating a class with three functions, one which returns the JavaScript code for client side validation called returnFieldJS() and two for the server side: deevaluateFieldValue() called when opening the record and evaluateFieldValue() called for validation when saving the record:

As Christian said: returnFieldJS() is not implemented/working for type=text

Actions #6

Updated by Gerrit Code Review almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Under Review

Patch set 1 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at

Actions #7

Updated by Christian Kuhn over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Under Review to Rejected

We discussed the issue again and abandoned the patch:

The 'returnFieldJs' functionality is quite ugly in type=input already and especially collides with the goal to remove inline javascript. Thus, it should have a new issue to refactor this, anyway. This also means, we'll not implement that for type=text now, but instead may come up with a solid solution for both input and text later.

I'll also adapt the docs now that returnFieldJs is not available on type=text.

If anyone needs a feature like that right now, just use the formEngine NodeFactory to register an own renderType to implement something as a workaround for extension authors.

Closing the issue.


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