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How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

  • 1.  How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    ROCKETEER
    Posted 08-21-2020 10:07
    Creating a series of user friendly web pages across your green screen application is straightforward in LegaSuite Web.  However, customers are increasingly asking for more advanced features such as single views of data.  In this video I will show you how to use the workflow recorder in LegaSuite Web to quickly and easily aggregate data from multiple screens with no additional programming required.

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    Andrew Simpson
    Rocket Software
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  • 2.  RE: How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    ROCKETEER
    Posted 06-03-2021 11:21
    Hi all.

    A fellow forum member asked how you can create an input field as part of the workflow recording process.  You can actually create both input and output variables as part of your workflow recordings as follows:

    1. Press the button shown below (labelled Create Input Variables).  Next to this button is the button to create output variables.


    2. All the fields that are available on the screen will be highlighted with blue rectangles



    3. Click each of the blue rectangles you want as input fields.  Once finished then press the button create input variables again

    4. For each field you can now create an input variable name.  This can differ from your system screen map field name so you can use a more friendly input variable name.


    Any more questions on workflow recordings then please let me know.




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    Andrew Simpson
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  • 3.  RE: How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    Posted 06-04-2021 10:57
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    Hi Andrew,

    When creating input variables, I am getting a NullPointerException error and also I am not able to use the input variable in the workflow. Also, I am not able to use the variable in the workflow - I get a condition error.

    We are using LS 8.5.5

    Thanks,
    Anand Rajamani.

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  • 4.  RE: How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi,

    I am researching workflow wherein I need to accept an input and then run list collection from multiple host display formats. I am able to create Var In. How do I use this input variable in my page to send data back so that the list collection is run? The above screen shots only shows the steps to create input variables. 

    I would also like to know how the output variable work and how the values can be displayed on the page.

    Thanks,
    Anand Rajamani.

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  • 5.  RE: How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    ROCKETEER
    Posted 06-04-2021 11:39
    Hello Anand,

    You probably won't be surprised to hear that I don't get a NullPointerException and I am also using 8.5.5 as well.  I even used the same named field that you used :-)



    Maybe there is something wrong with your workspace .metadata.

    Could you try the following steps for me please:

    1. Close down the workbench
    2. Copy the workspace folder to a new name (basically to create a backup).
    3. In the workspace folder rename the .metadata directory to .metadataold
    4. Open the workbench and open the workspace
    5. The Resource explorer will be empty.  
    6.  Right mouse click the resource explorer and select Import
    7.  Expand General and select Existing Projects into Workspace
    8.  For the root directory select the directory containing the workspace.
    9.  Select the projects that you want to import (all of them and press Finish.

    Now try recording the workflow again.  Fingers crossed it should work this time.

    It it doesn't work then would you mind logging onto the customer community portal and logging an incident and we will take a look to see what is up.

    Thanks.

    Andrew.



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  • 6.  RE: How to Aggregate Data from Multiple Screens in LegaSuite Web

    ROCKETEER
    Posted 19 days ago
    Edited by Andrew Simpson 19 days ago
    Hello Anand,

    Thanks for your question.  So from your question you can use the input variable to then use in a list to provide  a search value and then you can collect the data based on that input.

    So here is a scenario here where I have a list and on the screenshot below you will see I created a VARIN for AlphaName.  I have then pressed ENTER to return a list of names:


    In my next step in my recording I will now press the button on the toolbar to output a list:


    A wizard will run to the right of the emulator.  You give the List a name (default is called list) and press Next.

    You then click on the columns you are interested to return as columns in your list.  Just click on the blue rectangles in your emulator one by one and they turn from blue to yellow once selected and press Next.  Note that you must have a column marked up including all the rows in a column to work rather than individual fields for each row.   If you don't then edit the screen and lasso around the column to create a column :


    We need to know how the application pages.  So select the paging key as page down (unless you use a different key) and you need to select a stop condition.  If you are using More and Bottom for your list then select the field on the screen that will contain more and Bottom and Enter the field contents to contain the word "Bottom" when at the bottom of the list .  In my case when I page, the list goes back to the first page when reaching the bottom so I select Page Matches first Page.  Press Next:


    If you want to rename your columns you can do by changing the Output name.  Once completed press Finish.

    If you want to test the transaction then just use the step through button on your microflow and when you get to the list action and press Step then the list should automatically page for you and then stop.

    Here are my actions I used:

    And here is a quick video showing the list collection:



    Please also take a look at Creating Output Lists in the workbench help for more details. (see screenshot below)


    Hope this helps, but let me know if you have any further questions







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    Andrew Simpson
    Principal Solutions Specialist
    Rocket Software
    Lytham St. Annes, UK
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