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Status Future consideration
Workspace Jedox Platform
Categories Jedox Web
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 2, 2019

Macro Events: OnCellChange

It would be great to be able to react on data input into cells of a Jedox Web Spreadsheet via macro similar to Excel (Worksheet_Change event).
    May 30, 2022

    We are most likely to consider extending actions to cells in the future rather than introduce an OnCellChange macro event.

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  • Guest
    May 23, 2022

    We can approach the "on change" check by create a function that we will place in a cell. This function will perform an action each time the worksheet change. For exemple if we want to check if the cell B1 get a value we can do this type of function that we will place in a spreadsheet cell :
    function onChangeCell()


    if(activesheet() -> range('B1') -> value != "" || activesheet() -> range('B1') -> value <> ""){

    activesheet() -> range('A5') -> value = rand(0,100);



    After this we can place on the cell A1 this function like this "=ONCHANGECELL()" then we juste change the content of B1 and see that in the cell A5 the value change.

    BUT there is ONE CASE that cause a problem. Imagine we put the value 6 on the cell B1 and after we put again 6 on the cell B1 the action will perform twice, a proper "onchange" function would not allow to perform the second action because the value doesn't change at all(it's 6 and 6). So, to fix this we have to get a proper version of an onchange cell or worksheet. I think we can imagine a function like __open or __before_open, something like this :
    function __change_worksheet(){

    //write your code here


    and another version could be :

    function __change_cell(cell_address){

    //write your code here


    the cell_address could be a string like the method "range".

    The onchange function could bring a more user friendly report and bring fresh new system like alert when something wrong in a form or many mechanics like this.

  • Guest
    Sep 11, 2020

    ok, thanks

  • Guest
    Sep 11, 2020

    Hello Chris,

    this would be helpful when you want to implement a value check, but not "olap-server-side" (what would require SVS)

  • Guest
    Jun 26, 2020

    Hi. This is an good idea. Can you please provide some specific examples on where OnCellChange would help?