Have you needed to right-click on a server within the java console and launch a URL to an internal website and pass information about the selected element as parms on the URL, well, here you go.

// first var is for the google website, replace that with the website you need to access
var site = “http://www.google.com”

// second var is the required items on the URL to issue the search
var search = “/search?q=”

// third var is how to pass the name of the element that is selected
var parm = element.name

// combine them all together into one string to represent the URL
var searchString = site + search + parm

// Launch the browser with the URL we just built
applet.getAppletContext().showDocument( new java.net.URL( searchString ), ‘googling’ )

There are several use cases, but the idea is the same. If you have an internal knowledgebase of error codes, or procedures, or a help desk ticket and the element or alarm has details (ie: ticket ID, error code) that you can leverage to build a URL to go directly to the webpage, this is the idea of how to do it.

Create the right click under Administration/Server/Operations. It will need to be a clientscript operation (you want the browser to come up on the client workstation, not the server). It can be an element operation, an alarm operation or both. I provided the element operation example, other contexts may/will require updates to the scirpt.

Hint, for alarm operations, the object you want to access is “alarms”, it is an array, so: alarms[3][ “TicketID” ]. Essentially, when the operation starts, via try/catch blocks, grab the data from the element or alarm then process the rest of the script.


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Tobin Isenberg
Aug 13, 2010
4:59 pm
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