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Identity Manager 8.0 - Web Designer Reference Guide

Web Designer Editor Web Designer Structures and Functions The Web Designer Object Model Working with the Web Designer Web Project Configuration Options Customizing the Web Portal Basics of Web Designer Programming Compiling and Debugging Monitoring Frequent Tasks in the Web Portal

Status Bar

The status bar shows various items of status information. Some status data is shown by way of icons. Which icons are displayed is partially dependent on the program settings selected.

The status bar comes in different colors.

Table 3: Meaning of the Colors
Color Meaning

none

Development environment database is connected.

Red

Simulation mode is enabled.

Green

Test environment database is connected.

Yellow

Productive environment database is connected.

Table 4: Status bar icons
Icon Meaning
Current user.
Shows information about the project.
The database is connected.
Shows database access.
Quick edit is enabled.
The database must be compiled.
The program is in simulation mode.
A warning has been written to the error log.
An error message has been written to the error log.

In the status bar, you can additionally see the connected database under <Server>\<Database (Description)>.

TIP: When you double-click the connected database in the status bar, you can copy the database path to the clipboard. If you double-click the current user symbol, you can access further information about the current user.

Menu bar

You can use the menu bar menus to call up submenus and quickly access and execute many functions in Web Designer. The menus are described in more detail in the following table.

Table 5: Menu items in the menu bar
Menu Menu item Description
Connection Settings...

Opens the Web Designer Global Settings dialog box.

For more information, see Global settings.

  Exit Closes the program.
Edit

Refresh preview

Refreshes the Web Designer preview.
  Publish

Opens a submenu with other options.

For more information, see Sharing the Web Project.

  Configure project

Opens a submenu with other options.

For more information, see Web Project Configuration Options.

  Copy objects

Opens the Copy objects dialog box.

For more information, see Creating Object Copies with the Wizard.

  Create new module

Opens the Create new module dialog box.

For more information, see Create New Module.

  Create new project

Opens the Create new project dialog box.

For more information, see Create new project.

  Search

Opens the Search and replace dialog box.

You can also access the search function using the CTRL + F shortcut.For more information, see Search and replace.

  Search next

Performs the search with the search parameters specified in the Search and replace dialog box.

The search continues without reopening the dialog box. Use F3 to continue searching.

  Captions

Opens the Create new module dialog box.

For more information, see Multilingual Captions.

  Import object

Opens the Please select a source file Windows default dialog.

For more information, see Import object.

  Related applications

Opens the Related applications dialog box.

For more information, see Related applications.

  Check model integrity

Checks the current web project.

For more information, see Check model integrity.

  Check accessibility

Checks the web project’s accessibility.

For more information, see Check accessibility.

View Tabs...

Opens the Tabs... Dialog box.

For more information, see Working with Tabs.

  Restore default layout Restores the default layout.
  Restore default layout (size inclusive) Adjusts the default layout and the window size.
  Restore saved layout Restores the saved layout.
  Save layout Saves the Web Designer layout after you have modified it.
  Start Page

Opens the home page.

The tab is open by default. For more information, see Home page.

  Object state

Opens the Object status tab in the preview.

For more information, see The Solution View.

  Node editor

Opens or enables the Node editor view.

The view is open by default and displayed in the lower area of the Web Designer.

  Task

Opens or enables the Tasks view.

The view is open by default and displayed in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Viewing Error Messages.

  Command list

Opens the Command list view.

The view is opened in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Command list.

  Bookmarks

Opens the Bookmarks view.

The view is opened in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Bookmarks.

  Navigation

Opens the navigation view.

The navigation control is at the top left of the Web Designer screen by default.

For more information, see Navigation Overview.

Debug views Monitor page

Opens the monitor page.

The monitor page is displayed on a page that is separate from the Web Designer page. For more information, see Monitoring.

  Preview

Opens the preview.

The view is open by default and displayed at the top right of the Web Designer screen. For more information, see Working with the Preview.

  Properties

Opens the Properties view.

The view is open by default and displayed in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Properties.

  Query

Opens the Query view.

The view is open by default and displayed in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Querying a Web Application.

  Call stack

Opens the Call stack view.

The view is opened in the lower area of the Web Designer. For more information, see Call stack.

  Compiling

Opens the Compiling view.

You can view the compilation log here. The view is opened in the lower area of the Web Designer.

  Compiled objects

Opens the Compiled objects view.

All compiled objects are listed here with more details. The view is opened in the lower area of the Web Designer.

Help Info

Opens a dialog box.

The dialog box displays several tabs providing information about Web Designer, such as version number, third party contributions, installed modules, and so on.

Toolbar

The Web Designer has a toolbar. This toolbar cannot be configured.

Table 6: Toolbar Functions
Icon Description
Change Label:

Selects change labels.

You can select a change label in this option box. Changes in the One Identity Manager database are stored under the change labels that are selected here.

Change label administration

You can insert, modify or delete change labels in the Change labels dialog box. For more detailed information about working with change labels, see One Identity Manager Configuration Guide.

Uses the current change label as default and selects it automatically later.

This function sets the currently selected change label as a default label that will be selected automatically when Web Designer is restarted. The selection is client-specific and has no impact on other One Identity Manager database users.

Applies a change label to the entire web project.

You can assign a special change label to all referenced objects in a web project in the Change Labels for Web Projects dialog box. Some web projects can be moved completely and independently of previously selected assignments.

Configures a web project.

For more information, see Web Project Configuration Options.

Opens the Create new module dialog box.

For more information, see Multilingual Captions.

Opens the Hyper View wizard dialog box.

For more information, see Creating New HyperViews.

Enables/disables background actions.

Use this button to suspend and start actions running in the background. These actions are defined through nodes of type Timer. This results in the web application executing these actions are regular intervals. The behavior may be disturbing when debugging.

Save.

This button is enabled if you have modified a database object. Use this button to save changes to the current database object. If you want to save changes to other database objects, you must select the corresponding tab in the definition tree view and click the button again.

Save all.

Use this button to save all database objects that have been modified.


One node back/forward.

Use this button to navigate back or forwards in the history of the selected object. This displays the selected object in the definition tree view.

If an object or node was deleted, the next existing object is shown. If an object is selected in the history which no longer exists, the previous object is shown.

The number of objects displayed in the history can be specified in the settings in the menu bar under Connection | Global settings. You can delete the history using Delete history in the context menu.

Navigation View

Navigation Overview

Note: The navigation view is hidden by default if you are not currently using it. This feature is designed to provide ease of use.

In the default view, you can find the navigation view on the left of the screen.

To show and hide the navigation view

  1. Proceed as follows.
    1. Click or move the mouse over the Navigation control in the left sidebar.
    2. Select Navigation in the View menu.

    Note: Use the Auto Hide button in the navigation view toolbar to set the navigation view.

    Note: If the Navigation control is not visible where it should be, you can select Restore default layout or Restore saved layout instead of Navigation.

    The navigation view is displayed.

  2. Click or move the mouse outside of the navigation view to close the navigation view again.

    Now, only the Navigation control is visible in the program's sidebar.

In the navigation view, select the database object that you wish to edit in Web Designer. Database objects are grouped into different categories. The different categories have different functions which you see depending on what you select. The following categories are available:

  • Modules
  • Components
  • Web projects
  • Project files
  • Form types
  • Layout definitions

The structure of displayed database objects varies within each category. The following table describes the different category display structures individually. Categories with similar display structures are described together.

Table 7: Display structure of database objects in the different categories
Category Description
Display structure in the "Modules" category

Database objects are displayed in a tree structure.

Database objects are found in the Custom and Default root nodes.

Objects grouped under the Default node cannot be edited in a custom installation of One Identity Manager and are part of a default installation of Web Designer. You have the option to copy these objects and extensions.

All custom objects in the Modules category are grouped in the Custom node. Modules, that are added to a custom installation are automatically groups under these root nodes.

Custom root nodes are displayed above the Default root nodes in the tree structure.

Display structure in the "Component" and "Layout definitions" categories

Database objects form individual groups of objects.

Database objects from these categories are not grouped within the Custom and Default root nodes but form individual groups of objects.

Each group of objects can contain custom as well as default objects that have been available since initial installation.

To make database objects easier to find, they are displayed in Search results and Recent files groups. For more information, see Navigation Menu Functions.

Extensions are displayed as subnodes for the module or component for which they were created. You also see these subnodes under groups, search results, and recent files. For more information, see Extensions.

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