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The BeforeEdit event is executed before the data record is updated in the database. It works in all edit modes: Inline Edit, Regular Edit and an Edit page in a popup.


public XVar BeforeEdit(dynamic values, dynamic where, dynamic oldvalues, dynamic keys, ref dynamic message, dynamic inline, dynamic pageObject)


Note: Field names are case-sensitive. If the field name is PlayerId, you should use values["PlayerId"]. Note that values["playerid"] or values["PlayerID"] will not work.


Note: If the field was assigned an alias in the SQL query, then the values array will get the alias instead of the field name from the database.

E.g., if you have an SQL query SELECT salesrep_id AS Inv_Salesrep ..., you should use values["Inv_Salesrep"].



an array of values to be written to the database. To access a specific field value, use values["FieldName"]. Note: in case of Update Selected values array will only contain those fields that user have selected to update.


WHERE clause that points to the record to be copied. Example: ID=19.


an array with existing field values. To access a specific column value, use oldvalues["FieldName"]


an array of key column values that point to the edited record. To access specific key column, use keys["KeyFieldName"].


message to be displayed to the end user if false is returned and edit is canceled.


true for the Inline Edit or Edit in popup, false otherwise.


an object representing the current page. For more information, see RunnerPage class.

Return value

true: the changes will be saved.


false: the changes will not saved.

Applies to pages

Edit, Inline Edit, Update Selected


Note: In case of Update Selected page

Recommended  sample events:

Update multiple tables

Send an email with updated fields only

Send mass email to all users

Rename uploaded files

Check if start date is ealier than end date

See also:

Choose pages screen

About SQLQuery class

About SQLQuery screen

Additional WHERE tabs

How to control Inline Add/Edit functionality from script

Javascript API: InlineRow object

Before record added

Custom record update

After record update updated