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Make activity Open Page accept more than one parameter.

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Make activity "Open Page" accept more than one single object. Make it also accept more than one single object, a list of objects and accept a variable. 

Currently, activity "Open Page" only accepts  one parameter from the calling microflow.  And only a single object.

Often you need to pass more than just one single object. Two objects, since the page can have more than one page parameter. Or an object and a variable. Or an Objectlist.

Another advantage is that you would no longer need the workaround to add an association to your PassedObject, in which you temporarily save the second object. Like in https://forum.mendix.com/link/questions/89883

Related to https://forum.mendix.com/link/ideas/20, which is about a microflow's input parameters. This idea is about microflow's 'Open-Page' parameters.

 

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It indeed relates. So much advantages when having more possibilities when opening a page.

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Possibly relates to my suggestion/idea for a "advanced show page" action https://forum.mendix.com/link/ideas/36

I imagine the advanced show page action to work as followed:

  • Open page via calling a microflow, the page data source becomes this microflow which will load the content and contain the 2 show page actions
     
  • The data source microflow has an early trigger to show the page which is action 1

    (If data was available before the trigger, make sure to resolve the containers / lists promises directly on the trigger that shows the page)
     
  • Mark seperate action steps in microflow to "resolve promise", these can be sub_microflows, retrieve by association, retrieve from DB, and string values for titles / labels / whatever.
     
  • The final action 2 must resolve all the promises in the page (any promise without data will be resolved with an error / empty state).
     
  • The page structure defines promised data to be resolved in action 2.
     
  • Allow for setting in action 1 to show the page with pre-loaders or wait till the resolve promises (action 2) is reached in the microflow.
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