Friday, September 18, 2009

PeopleTools 8.50 Released!

The PeopleTools team just announced the general availability of PeopleTools 8.50. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with PeopleTools 8.50 for a couple of months and I am very pleased with the enhancements provided in this new release. For more information, please read the PeopleTools Team's blog post.

8 comments:

okoto said...

Still no 8.50 support for running app designer, data mover or application servers on Vista 64 bit Home Premium though. As in 8.46 and 8.49 tools the 8.50 PIA servers do run on Vista 64 bit.

Smitha said...

Hi Jim
I have a requirement which I was wondering can be done in 850 or not. Can you please guide me through ?

My requirement is :- Based on a set of configuration I want to display the fields on the page dynamically in different position. I was wondering if this can be achieved through any scripting.

Thanks in advance
Chitra

Smitha said...

Hi Jim
I have a requirement which I was wondering can be done in 850 or not. Can you please guide me through ?

My requirement is :- Based on a set of configuration I want to display the fields on the page dynamically in different position. I was wondering if this can be achieved through any scripting.

Thanks in advance
Chitra

Jim Marion said...

@Smitha, even better is a request to move the "save" button based on mouse position. As the mouse moves over the save button, the button moves somewhere else :D

Yes, it can be done with JavaScript. It won't be easy, but it can be done. I recommend using jQuery to interact with page components through JavaScript.

Smitha said...

:) :) :)

I know asking for walkthrough will not be fair. Can you please direct me to some references or pointers for me to start with.

PS: I was not asking for dynamic position based on mouse :)

Thanks a lot for your reply.
Smitha

Jim Marion said...

@Smitha, I know you weren't asking for the dynamic mouse, but it sounds like a fun joke!

I am sure you can handle determining the configuration, etc from PeopleCode. I am sure you also know you can add custom JavaScript to a page by adding an HTML Area. The rest, however, is HTML and JavaScript. Your next step is to learn how to manipulate the HTML DOM with JavaScript. Once you learn how to use JavaScript to manipulate HTML, you have two ways to implement this solution: 1. You could use PeopleCode to generate JavaScript telling where to put which page element. 2. You could write generic JavaScript that moves items based on a JavaScript configuration object and use PeopleCode to generate that configuration object. I would choose option 2 because it may allow for reuse and may allow you to cache portions of the JavaScript whereas option 1 would create new JavaScript on each invocation.

Smitha said...

Many Thanks..I will do more research on this myself.
Once again Thanks a ton

JCook said...

Jim,

Hey I have incorporated your Thickbox example from your Tips & Techniques book. I am having difficulty rendering the tb_pathToImage variable, because I did not build your Get Web Assets function,

Any idea how I may get that animated gif file into the Thickbox js?

Thanks
Jim