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Condition Builder Component

This topic describes the ConditionBuilderView UI component, its usage examples, and configuration options.

Responsibility

ConditionBuilderView is responsible for rendering UI control which allows building a structure with nested conditions such as:

[
    { /* ... */ },
    "AND",
    [
        { /* ... */ },
        "OR",
        { /* ... */ }
    ]
]

Where:

  • array is a Conditions Group;
  • object is a Condition Item;
  • string is an Operator.

Usage Example

ConditionBuilderView requires a certain predefined HTML structure:

<div class="condition-builder">
    <ul class="criteria-list">
        <li class="option" data-criteria="condition-item"
            data-module="somebundle/js/app/views/some-condition-view"
            data-options="{}">
            Condition Item
        </li>
        <li class="option" data-criteria="conditions-group">
            Conditions Group
        </li>
    </ul>
    <div class="condition-container"></div>
</div>

The example above contains a list of available condition criteria and a container for the building process. Each criterion of the list should have a data criteria attribute which allows to distinguish them.

There are two preset kinds of conditions:

  • conditions-group, new sub-group (ConditionBuilderView already has a root group by itself);
  • condition-item, another condition (useful if there are no other conditions).

Condition Item criteria element should have two data attributes to ConditionBuilderView could initialize a ConditionView, which is responsible for that condition-item. Attributes are:

  • data-module — name of AMD module which contains a ConditionView definition;
  • data-options — JSON-string with options for a ConditionView.

Condition Item with Custom Criteria

To define custom criteria, set the data-criteria attribute with your own criterion name. For example:

<div class="condition-builder">
    <ul class="criteria-list" id="criteria-list">
        <li class="option" data-criteria="matrix-condition"
            data-module="somebundle/js/app/views/matrix-condition-view"
            data-options="{}">
            Matrix Condition
        </li>
        <li class="option" data-criteria="condition-item"
            data-module="somebundle/js/app/views/some-condition-view"
            data-options="{}">
            Condition Item
        </li>
        <li class="option" data-criteria="conditions-group">
            Conditions Group
        </li>
    </ul>
</div>

The condition’s value object will be extended with extra property criteria:

[
    {/* ... */, "criteria": "matrix-condition"},
    "AND",
    [
        {/* ... */}, // usual condition-item
        "OR",
        {/* ... */, "criteria": "matrix-condition"}
    ]
]

Options for ConditionBuilderView

  • value — initial value, an array of conditions
  • sortable — common options for both sortable containers conditions group and criteria list, see options for jQuery-UI sortable;
  • conditionsGroup — specific options for the sortable widget of conditions group;
  • criteriaList — specific options for the sortable widget of criteria list;
  • operations — an array with allowed operations (default [‘AND’, ‘OR’]);
  • criteriaListSelector — jQuery selector for criterion criteria list (default ‘.criteria-list’);
  • conditionContainerSelector — jQuery selector for criterion condition container (default ‘.condition-container’);
  • helperClass — CSS class for a grabbing element (default ‘ui-grabbing’);
  • validation — an object with validation rules. Where a key — criteria name, value — is an object with validation rules. See validation in OroFormBundle.

Methods

ConditionBuilderView has two public methods:

  • getValue() — returns the current value (an array of conditions)
  • setValue(value) — sets a new value (the existing structure will be removed and the new one will be restored from the value)

Example:

var conditionBuilderView = new ConditionBuilderView({
    autoRender: true,
    value: [{/*...*/, 'OR', /*...*/}]
});

conditionBuilderView.getValue(); // returns current value

conditionBuilderView.setValue([ // allows to change value
    [{/* ... */}, 'AND', {/* ... */}],
    'OR',
    {/* ... */}
]);