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HowTo: Debug Your User Application Form Scripts – Quick Start

wschreiber

October 30, 2013 2:57 pm

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So, now you’ve created some User Application forms and added form script to make the GUI more intelligent. However, things don’t seem to work like you expected, and you’re wondering why. Less polite people would call this ‘bug’, others speak of ‘random unexpected features’.

Time to get into debugging ECMAScript. Don’t be shy – here’s your jump start.

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HowTo: Pimp My Form with jQuery – Collapse Field Groups

wschreiber

May 22, 2012 10:14 am

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Forms in User Application may contain more fields than you would like to present to your users at the same time.

This Cool Solution shows a simple approach how to assign form fields to groups and let the user expand or collapse these field groups as needed.

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Change the Order of Search Attributes in IDM DNLookup Controls

wschreiber

August 2, 2011 3:07 pm

Reads: 286

Comments:5

wschreiber shares a cool solution that will update your entities and change the attribute order of your DNLookups.

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HowTo: Call IDM SOAP functions with PHP

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June 29, 2011 1:59 pm

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IDM provides SOAP and REST APIs to access IDM functionality from outside the User Application. The APIs are well documented in the User Application Administration manual, but the listed samples focus on Java.

Of course the SOAP and REST architecture is so generic that it can be used from most programming languages.

To get you started, here is a sample stand alone PHP application that uses SOAP calls to retrieve information from IDM.

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HowTo: Add your Two Cents’ Worth to the Log (log4j and Userapp)

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April 29, 2011 4:00 pm

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User application uses its own effective mechanism for logging and reporting on important events. Among other frameworks it relies on logging with Apache’s log4j API set.

Here’s how you can easily create log entries from workflow activities.

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HowTo: Use Ajax with jQuery in User Application Forms

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April 14, 2011 5:41 pm

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Workflow forms provide a great way to interact with the directory vault, but have some GUI limitations when you restrict yourself to creating the forms with IDM Designer.

There are various ways to enhance the functionality and GUI of workflow forms – one of those is the addition of jQuery scripting. A couple of integration samples have been published here on Cool Solutions.

This sample uses jQuery to implement dynamic interaction with server based Java classes with Ajax.

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HowTo: Use Radio Buttons in User Application (HTML Radio)

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April 11, 2011 9:50 am

Reads: 267

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Radio ga ga … Radio, someone still loves you!

User Application does allow for Radio Buttons, but only in the flavor of TrueFalseRadioButtons

There are some ways to implement some more flexible radio type fields.
One of these options could be to add radio functionality to the MVCheckbox control; another option could be to add an HTML radio control.

A previous article has described the approach of enhancing MVCheckboxes, while this second article covers the HTML approach.

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HowTo: Use Radio Buttons in User Application (Turn on your CB Radio)

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April 8, 2011 10:36 am

Reads: 280

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Radio ga ga … Radio, someone still loves you!

User Application does allow for Radio Buttons, but only in the flavor of TrueFalseRadioButtons

There are some ways to implement some more flexible radio type fields.
One of these options could be to add radio functionality to the MVCheckbox control; another option could be to add an HTML radio control.

This article describes the first approach of enhancing MVCheckboxes, while a subsequent article will cover the HTML approach.

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HowTo: Make your Move (in IDM Workflows)

wschreiber

April 5, 2011 12:57 pm

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IDM Designer and Workflow activities allow for various entity operations, namely Create, Modify, and Delete operations.

There is no entity operation to move an object, and none to rename.

As a workaround you may consider writing some driver that does the move/rename for you, but imagine how much easier your life could be with a Move/Rename entity operation within the workflow.

Here’s an easy way to accomplish this.

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HowTo: Validate Form Input and Disable Submit in User Application Forms

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March 18, 2011 10:59 am

Reads: 458

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There are a couple of ways to ensure valid user input in complex forms, two of which are shown here:

  • validate user input when pressing the Submit button
  • validate input on field changes and disabling “Submit”

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