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Storing data in mData / Memo XML

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Currently,  am using the sqlExec function to access the mData field of the recipient schema to store tmp data such as below, while this works, I do not want to rely on this method.

 

/** store tmp changes in xml field **/
      xmlData = '<?xml version="1.0"?>'
               +'<recipient>'
               +'<comment>This is a test</comment>'
               +'<changes firstName="David" lastName="Garcia" email="myemail@email.com"></changes>'
               +'</recipient>'   
               
       sqlExec("UPDATE  NmsRecipient SET mData = '"+xmlData+"' WHERE iRecipientId='"+parseInt(ctx.recipient.@id)+"'  "); 

 

The first test was the JSON method (recipient.comment actually stores the string in the mData field)

 

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'onetwo', 
                    firstName          : 'three',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre'}})               
                    
                    recipient.comment = "This is my comment";
                    recipient.save() 

 

 

Method (session write) - the changes node did not work at first, so I've extended the recipient schema and added a new xml type field which allows me to access the mdata node easily.

 
<element label="changes" localizable="true" name="changes" type="memo" xml="true"/>
 

 

xtk.session.Write(
<recipient _operation="insert" email="dummy@dummy.com" firstName="Garcia" xtkschema="nms:recipient">
  <comment>This is a test</comment>
  <changes>Changes test</changes>
</recipient>);

 

 

Method (e4x)

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(<recipient
  email = "dummy@support.com"
  lastName = "Neolane"
  firstName = "Suspportq">
  <comment>This is a test</comment>
  <changes>This is my changes</changes>
</recipient>)
recipient.save();

 

 

 

David__Garcia_0-1639784092747.png

 

My question is: how can I add attributes to the comment or the changes nodes so that I don't have to keep extending the schema? so that I can use the script such as

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(<recipient
  email = "dummy@support.com"
  lastName = "Neolane"
  firstName = "Suspportq">
  <comment>This is a test</comment>
  <changes firstName="David lastName="Garcia">
</recipient>)
recipient.save();

 

 

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I was able to get it done by extending the recipient schema and adding more attributes to the new changes element

 

 

    <!--tmp recipient changes 18122021 David Garcia-->
    <element label="changes" name="changes" type="memo" xml="true">
      <attribute label="tmp firstName" name="firstName" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp LastName" name="lastName" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp email" name="email" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp emailPreferredName" name="emailPreferredName" type="string"
                 xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp JOB_TITLE" name="JOB_TITLE" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp company" name="company" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp blackListEmail" name="blackListEmail" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp lawfulBasis" name="lawfulBasis" type="string" xml="true"/>
    </element>
    <!--tmp recipient changes -->

In this way, I can use the following script to access the mData field and store data in an xml format.

 

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(<recipient
  email = "dummy@support.com"
  lastName = "David"
  firstName = "Garcia">
  <comment>This is a test</comment>
  <changes firstName="myTmpName"></changes>
</recipient>)
recipient.save();

David__Garcia_0-1639828424627.png

Available fields

David__Garcia_1-1639828446258.png

xpath to xml fields [changes/@firstName]

 

However, I cannot get it to work with my JSON variant?

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'GGarcia', 
                    firstName          : 'DGarciaTWOTWO',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre',
                   [changes/@firstName]: 'ChangesTest'}})               
                    
                    recipient.comment = "MyComment";                 
                    recipient.save();   

also tried recipient.changes.@firstName and the workflow just goes in a loop

 

UPDATE

After I removed the type="memo" from the recipient schema the following script worked fine.

 

<element label="changes" localizable="true" name="changes" type="memo" xml="true"/>

to

<element label="changes" name="changes" xml="true"/>

 

Any idea what impact does the memo type has?

 

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'D', 
                    firstName          : 'G',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre'}})               
                    
                    recipient.changes.firstName = 'tmpName'
                    recipient.comment = "CommentsHere";                 
                    recipient.save(); 

 

 

This version also works

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'D', 
                    firstName          : 'G',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre',
                    changes: {
                        firstName : 'tmpFirstName'
                    }
                }})     
                              
                    recipient.comment = "CommentsHere";                 
                    recipient.save(); 

 

David__Garcia_0-1639831471507.png

 

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Correct answer by
Community Advisor

I was able to get it done by extending the recipient schema and adding more attributes to the new changes element

 

 

    <!--tmp recipient changes 18122021 David Garcia-->
    <element label="changes" name="changes" type="memo" xml="true">
      <attribute label="tmp firstName" name="firstName" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp LastName" name="lastName" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp email" name="email" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp emailPreferredName" name="emailPreferredName" type="string"
                 xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp JOB_TITLE" name="JOB_TITLE" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp company" name="company" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp blackListEmail" name="blackListEmail" type="string" xml="true"/>
      <attribute label="tmp lawfulBasis" name="lawfulBasis" type="string" xml="true"/>
    </element>
    <!--tmp recipient changes -->

In this way, I can use the following script to access the mData field and store data in an xml format.

 

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(<recipient
  email = "dummy@support.com"
  lastName = "David"
  firstName = "Garcia">
  <comment>This is a test</comment>
  <changes firstName="myTmpName"></changes>
</recipient>)
recipient.save();

David__Garcia_0-1639828424627.png

Available fields

David__Garcia_1-1639828446258.png

xpath to xml fields [changes/@firstName]

 

However, I cannot get it to work with my JSON variant?

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'GGarcia', 
                    firstName          : 'DGarciaTWOTWO',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre',
                   [changes/@firstName]: 'ChangesTest'}})               
                    
                    recipient.comment = "MyComment";                 
                    recipient.save();   

also tried recipient.changes.@firstName and the workflow just goes in a loop

 

UPDATE

After I removed the type="memo" from the recipient schema the following script worked fine.

 

<element label="changes" localizable="true" name="changes" type="memo" xml="true"/>

to

<element label="changes" name="changes" xml="true"/>

 

Any idea what impact does the memo type has?

 

 

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'D', 
                    firstName          : 'G',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre'}})               
                    
                    recipient.changes.firstName = 'tmpName'
                    recipient.comment = "CommentsHere";                 
                    recipient.save(); 

 

 

This version also works

var recipient = NLWS.nmsRecipient.create(
                   {recipient:{
                    email              : 'dummy@dummy.com', 
                    lastName           : 'D', 
                    firstName          : 'G',
                    origin             : 'Preference Centre',
                    changes: {
                        firstName : 'tmpFirstName'
                    }
                }})     
                              
                    recipient.comment = "CommentsHere";                 
                    recipient.save(); 

 

David__Garcia_0-1639831471507.png

 

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acx:pipelineEvent is also another good schema to take notes from on using the Memo field. It uses a combination of XML and JSON. I've also used a Memo field to solely store JSON and pull it into workflows.