The Overview Form Editor helps you to create overview forms. The Overview Form Editor performs the following steps to create the overview form.
Figure 32: Design View in the Overview Form Editor
To create a new overview form
|Menu item||Menu item name. You should try to use a meaningful name that can be passed on in the child structures.|
|Caption||Caption shown on the user interface form. The caption is used to represent the interface form in the task view and in the form’s context menu in the user interface.|
|Object||Definition of the object for which to display the form.|
|Parent menu item||Parent menu item for group overview forms, normally a menu category.|
|Product assignment||Program in which the form will be shown.|
|Group assignment||Permissions group for which the form will be shown.|
Columns to be displayed on the main form element.
This displays the overview form design in the Overview Form Editor. You can continue editing the overview form.
To add more form elements to the overview form
Select the view Object relations.
All the object foreign key relations (FK), object child relations (CR) and object member relations (MN) are displayed.
Creates a fixed menu item with predefined list properties.
Creates a data dependent menu item.
Creates a link to menu item to be displayed as a list.
Creates a link to a data dependent menu item.
TIP: If you use Create list element reference or Create reference to data element, the submenu items InfoSheet.List.<table> or InfoSheet.Node.<table> respectively, are added under the menu item InfoSheets.QIM.Links.
The condition for the menu items is defined as variable %<table>WhereClause%. In the form element you assign a condition as WHERE clause to the variable.
The menu item master data is created automatically by the Overview Form Editor. The form element is display in the Overview Form Editor's design view. You can continue editing the overview form.
NOTE: You can create more menu items, links or statistics as form elements in the Overview Form Editor design view with Create element in the context menu. In this case, enter the master data for the menu item, link or statistics manually.
To create a preview of the overview form
NOTE: Select the entry "No object" in the Object menu to end the preview.
If the form element is used for mapping lists, the items are displayed with their names.The number of items is shown in the form element header. You can jump to the referenced object by clicking on the entry with the mouse.
Set the configuration option to the value "Ignore user interface forms in result list" to prevent the referenced object from being found in the navigation. This is useful if, for example, forms are not defined for some objects in the result list. Otherwise, an empty form is displayed.
The color and positioning of the form elements on the overview as well as the properties that are shown, are specified by layout information for the menu items. You can modify these properties for predefined overview forms as well.
To customize the form element's layout information
|Position||Position of the form elements on the overview form. You cannot align the main form element. The main form element is always displayed in the middle of the overview form. All child menu items are positioned relevant to the main form element.|
|Background color||Color of the form element for displaying on the overview form. The background color of the main form element cannot be configured. When a link is set up, it is given the background color of the referenced menu item.|
|Max. similar elements count||
If a menu item defines a list of items, each item in the menu item’s result list is displayed in a separate form element.
Define up to how many items should be displayed in separate form elements. If the number is exceeded the items are grouped into a list and displayed in one form element. Any columns that are given are not displayed in this case.
The items are shown with their display mode. There is an icon in the header for showing and hiding the items. There is an icon in the header for showing and hiding the items.
|Columns to display||
Specify which column should be displayed for the valid object definition. The columns for the main form element refer to the object definitions of the associated overview form. All other form elements get their object definitions from the menu items. When a link is configured, the selected columns of the referenced menu item are initially copy to the link. The order of displaying the properties in a form element corresponds to the column sort order defined in the menu item.
You can use scripts in the column definitions to affect the value displayed in the column. The column definition is activated when you click and hold on the column name. Extend the column definition as follows:
The the menu item display text, display text for the objects to be shown and the menu item icon are displayed in the header of a form element.
TIP: An interface form can be opened using the display text in the header of a form element.
You can disable single predefined overview forms or single form elements of an overview form if necessary. This prevents them being displayed in the user interface. They remain disabled even after schema installation.
To disable an overview form
To disable a form element on an overview form
You can also disable overview forms or single form elements using preprocessor conditions.
NOTE: You can find an overview of existing preprocessor dependencies in the Designer in the category Database One Identity Manager Schema | Preprocessor dependencies.
The One Identity Manager info system provides you with a quick overview of the system situation. These statistics are recalculated at regular intervals and visualized in the user interface using various display elements. Statistic definitions are already supplied with the One Identity Manager. You can create more statistic data in the Designer if required.
The following steps are necessary to make statistics available: