6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 12, 2017 1:53 PM by JohnO

    Static Text / Adding Text Legend

    JohnO Apprentice

      Hi Everyone,

       

      Does anyone have an idea on adding a box with static text beside it? I was thinking of adding a legend of some sort.

       

      Any help is always appreciated!

        • 1. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
          smiddleton Expert

          Hi JohnO,

           

          The problem with adding a group box on the right is it then gets calculated in the columns as you have found and adjusts the rest of the window design.

           

          I ended up putting definition fields underneath what ever field they are trying to explain the behavior of. Its a shame though that Ivanti removed string -1 fields ability to auto size based on the text contained as this was allowing for quite a clean UI but gave flexibility when you needed to explain a fields use.

           

          In respect to populating these fields with the information, I chose to create a category object in System called Definitions, personally i opted to make it a html string attribute so i could have the option of linking to documents fairly simply.

           

          My design was to then link the category object to whichever object I wanted to be selectable from once for each definition required on the window.

           

          Add the definitions to the window, use a template to set fixed values that should always be displayed and update the shortcuts the analysts use so they use the template, once included in the template the definition selection field can be hidden on the window.

           

          Now the painful bit, I have just added the related html attribute to the window and all was well, until upgrade to 2016.4 and the related attribute stops displaying its information until after a save. a workaround could be to create extra string attributes for the display of the information and then use window copy rules to populate the text from the definition field. The regression has been logged with Ivanti and accepted as a bug so hopefully will be fixed soon.

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          • 2. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
            JohnO Apprentice

            Hi there!

             

            I will definitely try your procedure. I really appreciate it!

             

            Thanks a bunch!

            • 3. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
              JohnO Apprentice

              smiddleton Your technique definitely works! Thank you thank you again!

              • 4. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
                smiddleton Expert

                Hi JohnO,

                 

                Glad you found it useful!

                 

                Ivanti fixed the bug in 2017.1, relating to html attributes from related objects displaying so its truly back to being a useful mechanism.

                 

                1 thing i forgot to mention that you might find useful, you can add the defination category object onto a reference list and then use a window copy rule so when the reference list is set, the defination gets set at that point giving you the ability for the defination to be somewhat dynamic to whatevers selected on the form.

                 

                Regards,

                Steve

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                • 5. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
                  JohnO Apprentice

                  Thank you thank you! I will keep this tip in mind. Have a good one Steve!

                  • 6. Re: Static Text / Adding Text Legend
                    JohnO Apprentice

                    smiddleton / Steve, you have done it again! I tried your tip and I think it is awesome! I can choose which drop down to show up as default on both Analyst and End User windows.