Associate Execute Function Action to a Text Displayed in a Panel | Zoho Creator Help

Associate Execute Function action

Execute function action invokes a custom function specified in any of your Zoho Creator applications.

To associate an execute function action:

  1. Double click the panel to associate an action to the text in it or single click to select the panel and then click the  Configure  option in the toolbar at the top center of the page builder.

  2. Click to select the configured text in the panel to associate an action.
  3. Select  Action  from the options on the right side of the configuration menu. 

  4. From the  Action  dropdown, select  Execute function .

  5. Select a  Function  from the dropdown.
     
    Note : The  Function  dropdown lists all the custom functions in the application you are currently working on. To select a custom function from another application, click the  Change App  give in Blue, on the footer of the  Function  dropdown. Select another application and click  Done  to view all the custom functions in it. 
     

  6. Enter a  Query parameter  in the space provided. You can choose an argument of the selected function, to pass it as a page parameter.
  7. Select when to execute the function workflow:  At Once  or  After Confirmation .
    • If you choose  At Once , go to the next step (8).
    • If you choose  After Confirmation , you must specify the  confirmation message  and button text for the  confirm execution  and  cancel execution  buttons.  Learn more
  8. Specify a  Success message  to be displayed, on successful execution of the associated function.
  9. You can make the changes and close the panel configuration sheet. The changes will be auto-saved.

Confirmation for function execution in panel text

Before executing actions such as deleting certain records, a confirmation for proceeding with it helps ensure you don't delete important records by accident. Sometimes, inexperienced users may never even realize that a record was deleted or that more than one record was accidentally deleted. In such instances, it is always safe to confirm the action request before execution. 
Here are some of the scenarios where actions can have confirmations before they're executed:

  • Deleting
  • Approving or Rejecting
  • Changing Status
  • Send emails
Note: In pages, this confirmation for actions is available only for executing a function.

Configure confirmation for function execution

  1. Edit your application
  2. Open your  page builder and select the panel that contains the  text  for which you want to configure an action.
  3. Click the  Configure  option in the toolbar in the header area of the page builder. A  configuration  pane will slide in.
  4. On the left side of the  configuration  pane, a preview of the panel will appear. 
  5. Click to select the  text  inside the panel.
  6. Click the  Action  tab and choose  Execute function  from the  Action Type  dropdown on the right.
  7. Select a  custom function  and specify the argument value.
  8. Click  After confirmation  under the  Execute the workflow  section.
  9. Specify the following:
    • Confirmation message : The message that will be displayed in the confirmation popup informing users of the action that will take place when they confirm to execute it.
    • Confirmation execution button : The button text that will be displayed to confirm the function execution.
    • Cancel execution button : The button text that will be displayed to cancel the function execution.

      Note : The default values for the  Confirmation execution  button and  Cancel execution  button will be  Yes  and  No  respectively.
  10. The changes will be saved automatically. When you access your page in live mode, the confirmation popup will prompt users before the function is executed.

ZML script for confirmation of function execution

The below script shows how to configure the confirmation popup details such as confirmation message, confirmation execution button and cancel execution button for the execute function action in the panel component:

<panel>
  <pr height='fill' width='fill'>
    <pc>
       <text action='ExecuteFunction' executeWorkflow='afterConfirmation'     confirmationMsg='Are you sure you want to cancel the order?' confirmButtonText='Cancel' cancelButtonText='Don’t cancel' parameters='String' functionName='cancelOrder' color='#333333' size='16px' uppercase='false' underline='false' bold='false' italic='false' type='Text' successMsg='Your order has been cancelled successfully!' value='New employees this month'> </text>
        </pc>
      </pr>
</panel>

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