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Using a M3 List Api for a single hit

For M3 we have different APIs, most used are probably the list and get APIs. But what if you have a mashup and what you need is in a list API? Well you could just as well use the list API and bind to the first returned item. Or in fact you configure the MIDataService to only return the first result in the list.

Assuming there is an exact match you will get the expected data back. Say that you want to list customers and you pass in Infor, if infor isn’t a valid customer the list API will return whatever customer that comes after alphabetically.

My example will have an entry field for the customer to search for and a button that will trigger the List Event. In a real scenario this would probably be replaced with an event from a standard M3 form, like a CurrentItemChanged on a list or a detail form. Continue reading