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Identity Manager 8.0 - Web Designer and Web Portal Changes

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Selectable IT Shop products

Selectable IT Shop products

There are two minor changes to the requestable products filter in the Web Portal, managed by the configuration key VI_ITShop_AccProduct_Filter.

  • By default, IT Shop products (AccProduct) that are not assigned to any service category are not displayed as requestable products (e.g. the "delegation" product).
  • Assignment resources (objects in the QERAssign table) are displayed as requestable products in the IT Shop.

Object collection and selection components

As mentioned above, the grid and tree controls now support true on-demand loading of data.

In previous versions, it was necessary to load a collection before displaying its content in a grid or a tree. This is no longer necessary. If you configure a control to use the database as its data source, the control will then automatically load the required data. (The control will never remove objects from the collection, it only adds new ones.)

  • The grid control implements page-based loading. By default, only the first page of objects is loaded. Grouping works the same way: only the data required for the selected group is loaded.
  • The tree control implements hierarchical loading. By default, only the first level of the hierarchical structure objects is loaded. When expanding a tree node, the next level of the data structure is loaded.

It is important to note two consequences of this new mode.

  • At any time, the collection will only hold a subset of the logical data set. Depending on how the user has configured paging and filtering on the control, the collection will only hold the data which is displayed. For example, the logical data set could consist of all PersonWantsOrg objects for a specific employee. If you configure a database-bound grid, only PersonWantsOrg required to display the first grid page will be present in the collection after the page is first rendered. If you need to perform an operation on all PersonWantsOrg objects, you will need to manually load them.
  • Data events will be raised for every load operation. Specifically, insert and bulk-load events will be raised whenever a paging, sorting or filtering operation causes new objects to be added to the collection.

The standard components have been changed as follows in order to benefit from performance improvements.

  • Object collection components are now expected to load the data that they need to display. There is no need to load data into a collection before the collection is given to an object collection component. Instead, just supply the TableName() and DbWhereClause() functions and the object collection component will load  and display the data accordingly.
  • Object selection components do not actually load the data anymore. Object selection components are expected to provide a WHERE clause, without loading data.

Object selection and collection components are designed to work well with each other. The WHERE clause supplied by the object selection component can be directly mapped to the object collection component, so that a change to the WHERE clause triggers a refresh of the data display.

The standard component VI_Edit_FK provides an implementation example of this model.

For more information about the data source API, refer to the documentation for the VI.WebRuntime.Data.DbDataSource class.

Removed control layout properties

The following control layout properties are no longer supported. References to these properties will result in Web Designer compilation errors. In some cases, the properties have been renamed and references will need to be updated to reflect the new name.

Control Property

Grid band

ImagePagingBack

ImagePagingForward

CsvSeperator

Image_SortDesc

Image_SortAsc

Image_SortNone

PagesInSelector

CssClassNameContainerResizeInactive

CssClassNameContainerResize

UseSplitTables

IconPlus

IconWhite

IconMinus

RenderSortingWithCss

CssClassNameSortImage

CssClassNameNaviCell

CssClassNameAutoFilterText

CssClassNameFilter

InteriorNaviCell

AutoFilterMode

AutoNormalizeLayout (is now called DoNotAutoNormalizeLayout)

Tree band

TreeLevelCssClassPrefix

LineMode

ShowRootLines

IndentationWidth

CssClassNameContent

CssClassNameBlockDiv

Label

AppendImage

Button

AppendImage

CssClassNameContainer

Table

WrapInContainer

CssClassNameWrapper

Container

Wrap (is now called AutoGenSubContainers)

TextBox

CssClassNameWatermark

CssClassNameTextarea

CssClassNameMandatory (is now called CssClassNameIfMandatory)

CssClassName (is now called CssClass)

Drop down list

CssClassName (is now called CssClass)

Radio button

CssClassName (is now called CssClass)

Date control

CssClassNameTableNavigation

CssClassNameTableDays

CssClassNameHeaderRow

CssClassNameCellDefault

CssClassNameCellSelected

CssClassNameCellCurrent

CssClassNameCellCurrentAndSelected

CssClassNameDayLink

CalendarTable

DateSelectBox

CalendarNavigationlink

CalendarTableDays

CalHeaderCell

CalHeaderRow

ButtonCSSName

NoEnterDateManual

CssClassNametextBox

CssclassNameButton

CssClassNameCalendar

Layout panel

RowCssClass (is now called CssClassNameRow)

CellCssClass (is now called CssClassNameCell)

RenderMode (is now called IsTableMode)

Tab control

CssClassNameNaviCell

RenderMode

Changes to standard objects

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