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Parent data accessible via data-bind syntax, but not template syntax

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Dave asked on 11 Nov 2015, 11:22 PM

I'm trying to figure out how to access parent level data using template syntax (#: parentId #) as opposed to data-bind="text: parentId" syntax.  The data-bind syntax finds the parent data, but the template syntax does not.  I'm trying to create a path so I cannot use data-bind syntax.  I've created an example to demonstrate the problem here: 

http://jsfiddle.net/MadCodeMonkey/uwf5w83x/

If you remove  #: parentId # from the template, it will work again.

 

I assume that it is supposed to automatically retrieve parent data the way data-bind works, but perhaps it just doesn't work the same way.

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answered on 13 Nov 2015, 08:35 AM

Hello Dave,

 

the data-bind approach works because the observables automatically build object hierarchy, necessary for the change detection (and, for that matter, cases like this one) to be handled correctly. Apart from that, a "parent object" concept is not present in the plain javascript objects. They are not "aware" that an object has a reference of them bound to a given field. 

 

 

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answered on 13 Nov 2015, 03:43 PM

 Petyo,

Thank you.  I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something.  My work around currently is to pass along a copy of the parent fields to the child row objects when they are created on the client side.  It's not ideal, but it works.

 

I did try putting the parent on the child object, but that generates a "Uncaught RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded" error.

 

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answered on 17 Nov 2015, 08:43 AM

Hello Dave,

 

Indeed, this is so - assigning the parent to child will produce circular reference, which in many cases trips the JSON serializer.

 

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