UPDATE: The software package formerly known as MBG Scaffolder has now been officially renamed to “AMPLE Scaffolder”.
Even though the last release was less than a week ago, I’ve been using
AMPLE Scaffolder recently on another project and I discovered a few things that were lacking. The Insert Plus feature allows users to duplicate data from a record insertion and use that data to repopulate a new set of form fields. This is a very handy feature if you want to insert multiple records where the majority of the fields have the same value. But I recently found that this wasn’t enough.
My current project had me wanting the option to duplicate data for an existing record (vs. a new record). So the 2.1.0 release now includes a Record Duplication feature that makes this possible. Just click the pencil icon to modify the record you wish to duplicate and click the “copy” button at the bottom of the form. This will automatically generate a new record creation form with all the fields pre-populated with the previous record’s data.
There were also a few minor bugs that I discovered from several releases ago that have now been fixed in this latest release.
- Fixed a bug where users were returned to page one of the results, regardless of where the original record was listed (page two or higher)
- Fixed a bug that wouldn’t allow users to deselect all options under Advanced > SQL Field Select in order to show all fields again
- Fixed a bug where multi-select form fields were not pre-populated after an Insert Plus or a Record Copy
Also, SQL queries are no longer displayed by default. I found this to be a bit annoying when using the utility for longer sessions since some of the queries were long and I was forced to scroll down after after update. So I set this option to disabled by default so it doesn’t display after a session reset. It can easily be re-enabled under the Options tab though if you prefer.