OI10 Alpha 3


OI10whiteThis is just a quick reminder that the Alpha 3 is available to all OpenInsight WORKS members via the WORKS area on http://www.revelation.com.

Whereas previous alpha releases were full installation only, this release is provided as a full installation or and upgrade, allowing you to continue any work that you have done in the previous Alpha 2 release.

This version includes many enhancements to the IDE, Form Designer, Table Builder and O4W.  In fact O4W sees a lot of change and it is now badged as OpenInsight for Web (O4W) v2.0.

O4W 2.0 is a rapid application development tool that enables you to very quickly and easily generate responsive forms, reports and dashboards.   This new version supports more drag and drop functionality and it now enables developers to lay out forms using the drag and drop features.  Once complete, you can then test them in both desktop and mobile browser modes, or you can use O4W’s full-function API to create the most sophisticated web pages for just about any mobile or desktop device that runs a browser.

How To – O4W Pagination


How to create an O4W dialog box using local pagination
If you are building a dialog box or using an existing popup in O4W with a high record count, you may want to consider building each page of the dialog box locally.  This will save on the time it takes the browser to build the dialog box because it will only need to build one page at a time.  The way it works is, you set the default paginator on the O4W Configuration screen to one of the local paginator choices or alternatively, you set the ‘overridePage’ parameter in the O4WTablePagerOptions API to ‘O4WI_TABLEPAGERLOCAL’.  Setting this flag will send an event to your O4W program when the next/previous arrows are clicked as well as any time a column is clicked that is set for sorting.

This post originally appeared in Revelation Software’s monthly newsletter dated 16/06/15.  Click here for the rest of this article.

O4W 10 WYSIWYG Form Designer


O4W10New to OpenInsight 10 will be a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG Form Designer.

This will enable website authors and developers to nest DIVs within DIVS and provide complete control over the placement of controls on the web form.

The O4W Form Designer will also support controls for toolbars, buttons, content layout, form elements, lists, images and tabs.  The Properties for each of these controls will be maintained in the Property Panel.

As someone that like to create interfaces that both look pretty on the eye and which are easy to navigate and use, this is another major step forward for web development for the OpenInsight and MultiValue communities.

You can learn more at the forthcoming RevUK RUG and OI10 product awareness training to be held in London at the end of September and then again at the main Revelation Conference in early 2016.

Arbrook’s O4W based ESS goes from strength to strength.


MyESS

Some of you will know that I got involved with Ardbrook and their O4W based ESS system sometime ago.  From the fledgling system that I took over to Ireland for them to review, Bill and the team at Ardbrook have taken the system and enhanced it to become a very functional system used by some prestigious names.

Until recently Ardbrook’s myESS SAAS for payslips and P60s were only available to employees calculated through Ardbrook’s EuroPay product but Ardbrook have recently extended its availability

Ardbrook can now take payslips from their other payroll offering PayDay(as well as other payroll systems). Ardbrook basically takes an electronic copy of the payslip file, converts it and loads it onto the MyESS.ie website for access by the associated employees using Ardbrook’s payslip design so as not to infringe any copyrights.

Ardbrook has now made this feature available to employees calculated using other payroll packages, including UK payrolls. Ardbrook is currently working on this for a client with a large UK workforce.

Ardbrook is willing to develop others as required.

IIS, O4W & Server 2008


The O4W Quick Start Guide is the place to begin your O4W journey.  It includes details of configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) on a developer’s workstation (laptop, or whatever) for the running and development of a web system using O4W.

Revelation have also published a knowledge base article on configuring IIS on a Windows 2008 server for use with O4W.  This document will be hugely useful for anyone looking to deploy their O4w application to a live production web server.

The full article can be found by Clicking Here.