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When I edit a particular topic, I want to create new Topic with unique name and maintaing the same revision.Please Reply Back As soon as possible.

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-- AshishMishra - 15 May 2002


I do not understand your question. Could you make an example?

-- PeterThoeny - 16 May 2002

Ok. I will explain you in details. I have an topic called TimeSheet.Whenever someone edit's the Timesheet topic, I will concate it with the current date and time and make a new Topic. eg TimeSheet30/05/20022:30

-- AshishMishra - 30 May 2002

I made a shell (bash) CGI script for a related problem: The library here wanted to manage people request via wiki. The solution was to create links "Create new demand" that would trigger a CGI script to:

  • Create a new topic with a ID number appended to it, from:
    • A template stored as a Wiki Topic
    • The next availaible ID number stored as another Wiki Topic
  • redirect the browser to an URL editing the newly created topic

I think the same method can be applied to your problem with a "new timesheet" link.

-- ColasNahaboo - 30 May 2002

If you use a form to create a new topic name you can use the %GMTIME% variable to compose the topic name, e.g.

  • You write: <input name="topic" type="text" value="TimeSheet%GMTIME{"$year$mo$day$hour$min$sec"}%" />

  • You get: <input name="topic" type="text" value="TimeSheet20180423044509" />

Or, you could use %SEARCH% and the SpreadSheetPlugin to generate an autoincremented number based on the last entry.

-- PeterThoeny - 31 May 2002

How? confused

-- FritzBosch - 25 Jul 2002

A live example of a form that creates a date/time stamped topic can be seen over in TWikiTemplates.

-- DrewCard - 26 Jul 2002

I was actually referring to the " %SEARCH% + SpreadSheetPlugin autoincremented number" method

-- FritzBosch - 26 Jul 2002

Assuming you have topics named MyTicket1000, MyTicket1001, MyTicket1003:

  • Do a FormattedSearch for "MyTicket1" with scope="topic" in reverse order, and limit="1". The formatted search is simply format="$topic"
  • Place that search in a TWiki table cell. The cell has now for example MyTicket1025.
  • Apply a formula to increment the number by one. This is %CALC{"MyTicket$INT( $T(R1:C1) + 1 )"}% assuming the search is in R1:C1.

Here is an example table (with a hardcoded topic name instead of a search):


This table can be in hidden in HTML comments; it should be located before your form.

At last, in the hidden form field defining the topic name refer to the table cell that contains the formula, e.g.:

<input name="topic" type="text" value="MyTicket%CALC{"$T(R2:C1)"}%" />

-- PeterThoeny - 01 Aug 2002

From above, this looks like the start of something neat:

  • You get: <input name="topic" type="text" value="TimeSheet20180423044509" />

Which displays:

But which doesn't show up with the trailing question mark that you could click on to create a new page. Should it? If not, is there a way to make the question mark appear so that you could create the page with one more click / step? Or a way to create the page totally automatically (or go to the edit or create page screen)?

-- RandyKramer - 01 Aug 2002

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