Data-definition not clearing non-toggled data

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21 Jan, 2015 07:21 PM

Hi there,

I've been asked to ask this by some of the staff using Cascade. We have setup some pages, which use data-definitions to structure the data. Within the data definition, we have toggles which show and hide content, eg:

Link type: Page / URL
choosing Page the user would be presented with a page chooser, and if they choose URL it would provide them with a input box to type into.

What's confusing the user is if the user types something into the URL, and then changes their mind and decides to use a page, the information is not lost. The URL would be saved despite the fact that the Page has been chosen (and the URL is hidden)

I have been asked if this is by design or if there is something we can do which would clear the information in the "off" toggle.

Any suggestions and tips will be passed along. I'm assuming this is a feature to preserve data.

Thanks in advance,


  1. 1 Posted by Ryan Griffith on 21 Jan, 2015 08:01 PM

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    Hi Brendon,

    You are correct, regardless of the user's smart field selection, the data itself will be preserved. The only thing we do on the back end is disable validation for required fields that have been hidden by a smart field rule.

    If this data persistence becomes a major issue for your users, the best solution at this point would be to write a Web Services script that goes through and "scrubs" the structured data of the assets using the specific Data Definition.

    That being said, please feel free to post a suggestion on our Idea Exchange for others to vote up and/or comment on if this is a feature you would like to see implemented in Cascade Server. I went ahead and sent over an invitation to the Idea Exchange in-case you did not already have an account.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or issues accessing the Idea Exchange.


  2. Ryan Griffith closed this discussion on 29 Jan, 2015 03:06 PM.

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