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Expression Editor 


Source: oroform/js/expression-editor-util.

Implements core autocomplete and validate functionality for expressions.

Expression editor:

You can configure the allowed operations with the following options:

  • entityDataProvider - instance of EntityStructureDataProvider (required)

  • dataSourceNames - array of entity aliases (or class names) that require a data source, it needs for validation, rendering and determine of correct cursor position

  • itemLevelLimit - used to prevent of creation infinite chain of entity fields, can be 2 or more. For instance, if you set it to 2, you can choose but would not be allowed

  • allowedOperations - array containing names of operation groups

  • operations - object containing names of operation groups like keys and arrays of operation strings like values, e.g.

     math: ['+', '-', '%', '*', '/'],
     bool: ['and', 'or']
     // ...
  • rootEntities - array containing entity aliases (or class names if entity has no alias), that can be used in the expression e.g.

["product", "pricelist", "Oro\\Bundle\\SomeBundle\\Entity\\SomeEntity"]

In case entityDataProvider is absent in options the ExpressionEditorUtil throws an exeptions. The same in case itemLevelLimit less then 2.

Contains public methods: - getAutocompleteData - builds autocomplete data object from expression and cursor position - updateAutocompleteItem - puts new value into autocomplete data and updates cursor position to end of it - updateDataSourceValue - sets new data source value into autocomplete data - validate - validates expression syntax - findFieldChain - finds accesses to the entity fields in the expression and returns them like the info objects

For validation, the utility parses an expression with the ExpressionLanguage instance. If the expression is parsed correctly it is also checked with the ExpressionOperandTypeValidator (see below).


Source: oroform/js/expression-operand-type-validator.

Uses ASTNodeWrapper (oroexpressionlanguage/js/ast-node-wrapper, see [documentation](../../../../ExpressionLanguageBundle/Resources/doc/js/ to analyze the parsed expression.

Constructor supports the following options:

  • entities - special objects that contain info about entity fields that can be used in expression

  • itemLevelLimit - determines how deep level fields of entity can be used in expression

  • operations - list of all allowed operations

  • isConditionalNodeAllowed - determines possibility to use in expression ternary operators

It has only one public method, expectValid, that gets the parsed expression and throws TypeError if the expression is invalid.

## <a name=”view”>ExpressionEditorView</a>

Source: oroform/js/app/views/expression-editor-view.

Used ExpressionEditorUtil and typeahead widget to provide autocomplete and validate the UI for text fields.

Except options that the view passes to ExpressionEditUtil, it has own ones:

  • delay - sets latency of appearing autocomplete’s dropdown or validation after user makes changes

  • dataSource - object containing html of data source widgets (e.g. Select2 components), where keys are names of entities that use this data source to specify particular instance of entity. A widget will be rendered when you type or choose appropriate entity name. E.g. when option is

    email: '<select><option value="1">Option 1</option><option value="2">Option 2</option></select>'

and user type email in the editor

How to Use 

Create ExpressionEditorView and use its util instance for validation (assuming a provider instance was created before):

import ExpressionEditorView from 'oroform/js/app/views/expression-editor-view';

const editorView = new ExpressionEditorView({
    entityDataProvider: provider,
    itemLevelLimit: 4,
    allowedOperations: ['math', 'equality'],
    operations: {
        math: ['+', '-'],
        equality: ['==']
    rootEntities: ['email']
console.log(editorView.util.validate(' == 1'))

How to create a provider see into its documentation oroentity/js/app/services/entity-structure-data-provider.


Source: oroform/js/app/components/expression-editor-component.

For convenient using of view there is particular component. It’s designed to create entity data provider and then to create a view instance

{{ form_widget(form.expression, {'attr': {
    'data-page-component-module': 'oroform/js/app/components/expression-editor-component',
    'data-page-component-options': initializeOptions
}}) }}