Wolfx Wolfx - 2 months ago 17
AngularJS Question

Angular.Js dynamically updating an input with sum of other 3 inputs

I have a table with 6 rows and 4 columns (the fourth one is a Total: which should be a sum of the above 3 columns). Basically what I want to do is calculate the sum of each column and show the total number in the fourth column. My table is generated using ng-repeat.

Something like:

<th ng-repeat="item in items">{{item}}</th>

<td ng-repeat="collection in collections">
<input type="text" ng-model="collection.row1">
<td ng-repeat="collection in collections">
<input type="text" ng-model="collection.row2">
<td ng-repeat="collection in collections">
<input type="text" ng-model="collection.row3">
<td ng-repeat="collection in collections" ng-model="collection.total">

"collections" from ng-repeat would be an array with 6 objects which I'm getting from an API using a GET method and storing my data in a $scope.

"Total" row with ng-model is coming from backend with the calculus already done but I need a way to show it on client as it is updating dynamically.

I've tried $watch and $watchCollection and also ng-change but I can't find a way to make it work. In my controller I used a for to go through my array of objects and tried to sum every [i] position but that didn't work.

Is there another solution for my issue?

Here is what I tried in my controller:

$scope.collections = [];

$scope.getTotal = function(){
var total = 0;
for(var i = 0; i < $scope.collections[i].length; i++){
var myItems= $scope.collections[i];
total = (myItems.row1+ myItems.row2+ myItems.row3);
return total;

Thank you.


Why not simply do it in the template?

<td>{{collection.row1 + collection.row2 + collection.row3}}</td>

Also, there should not be an ng-model unless it is an <input>. That's probably where your main error is. Ng-model will try to set the value inside the <td>'s, and so the angular template ({{X}}) and ng-model are competing for the display value inside the <td></td> in your code given