newScale 2008.3 - On some forms, we are populating a dropdown field from external data source, on OnChange event of some other text field. By doing isfdebug, i could verify that rcFetch is successfully pulling the desired data from external data source, however, the dropdown field is not getting set with the returned data. What could be missing here ?
Sounds like your fetch query already retrieved the data from DB correctly, but it could still be missing the mapping back to the dictionary to populate the field. Ensure that your query.xml contains the mapping to the select field. For example:
Yes, fetch still works with RC 2008.x. Depending on which version of fetch you have, you might need to get a replacement set of libraries from Technical Services. However, the recommended strategy is to recode fetch using data retrieval rules and, if required, conditional rules (to handle what used to be handled in callbacks). And replace fetches of person data with the Customer and Initiator dictionaries and/or lightweight namespaces, as appropriate.