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Customise 'select object' dialog for resource assignment


If I go into the Resource Catalog, select a Resource object, select the
Assignments tab and select Assign... then I am presented with a user
search/select dialog to pick the user(s) to whom I want to assign this
resource. This dialog allows me to search on either first name or last
name, and displays the first name and last name of any search results.
As a large organisation we sometimes have two or more users with the
same first name/last name combination and so it can be impossible to
determine whether the correct user is being selected. Is there any way
to customise this object selection dialog to include username (uniqueID)
in the search results or, even better, as a search parameter?

I have experimented with modifying the default 'User Lookup' DAL entity
and modifying the DAL Configuration (Default Team Management Attributes)
but without any success. I did also wonder whether it would be necessary
to modify one of the following portlets:
Lookup Parameter
Object Lookup
User and Group Selection

Has anyone else done this before, or have any idea of how to achieve
this?

Thanks,
Chris


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Re: Customise 'select object' dialog for resource assignment

On 09/10/2013 11:54 AM, ChrisReeves wrote:
>
> If I go into the Resource Catalog, select a Resource object, select the
> Assignments tab and select Assign... then I am presented with a user
> search/select dialog to pick the user(s) to whom I want to assign this
> resource. This dialog allows me to search on either first name or last
> name, and displays the first name and last name of any search results.
> As a large organisation we sometimes have two or more users with the
> same first name/last name combination and so it can be impossible to
> determine whether the correct user is being selected. Is there any way
> to customise this object selection dialog to include username (uniqueID)
> in the search results or, even better, as a search parameter?
>
> I have experimented with modifying the default 'User Lookup' DAL entity
> and modifying the DAL Configuration (Default Team Management Attributes)
> but without any success. I did also wonder whether it would be necessary
> to modify one of the following portlets:
> Lookup Parameter
> Object Lookup
> User and Group Selection
>
> Has anyone else done this before, or have any idea of how to achieve
> this?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
>
>

Greetings,
This has been covered a few times in the forums. All of the User DN
Lookup controls show those attributes on the User entity in the DAL that
are marked "Search" and "Require".

If the attribute you want is not already in the list, then add it,
mark it search and require, and then deploy the User Entity (do not
compare!).

You will then login and be able to see the attribute in the drop
down list to search for as well as in the results.

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Sincerely,
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Lead Software Engineer
NetIQ
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Re: Customise 'select object' dialog for resource assignment


Steven Williams;233815 Wrote:
> On 09/10/2013 11:54 AM, ChrisReeves wrote:
> >
> > If I go into the Resource Catalog, select a Resource object, select

> the
> > Assignments tab and select Assign... then I am presented with a user
> > search/select dialog to pick the user(s) to whom I want to assign this
> > resource. This dialog allows me to search on either first name or last
> > name, and displays the first name and last name of any search results.
> > As a large organisation we sometimes have two or more users with the
> > same first name/last name combination and so it can be impossible to
> > determine whether the correct user is being selected. Is there any way
> > to customise this object selection dialog to include username

> (uniqueID)
> > in the search results or, even better, as a search parameter?
> >
> > I have experimented with modifying the default 'User Lookup' DAL

> entity
> > and modifying the DAL Configuration (Default Team Management

> Attributes)
> > but without any success. I did also wonder whether it would be

> necessary
> > to modify one of the following portlets:
> > Lookup Parameter
> > Object Lookup
> > User and Group Selection
> >
> > Has anyone else done this before, or have any idea of how to achieve
> > this?
> >

>
> This has been covered a few times in the forums.
>


I did search the forums before posting, but obviously didn't use the
right
search terms...

Steven Williams;233815 Wrote:
> All of the User DN
> Lookup controls show those attributes on the User entity in the DAL that
> are marked "Search" and "Require".
>
> If the attribute you want is not already in the list, then add it,
> mark it search and require, and then deploy the User Entity (do not
> compare!).
>
> You will then login and be able to see the attribute in the drop
> down list to search for as well as in the results.


Excellent. I can now search by (and see) username and email for these
user
searches. One thing that I noticed, though, is that the control appears
to
perform a wildcard search even if a wildcard is not specified... is
there any
way to control this?

Cheers,
Chris


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Re: Customise 'select object' dialog for resource assignment

On 09/12/2013 05:54 AM, ChrisReeves wrote:
>
> Steven Williams;233815 Wrote:
>> On 09/10/2013 11:54 AM, ChrisReeves wrote:
>>>
>>> If I go into the Resource Catalog, select a Resource object, select

>> the
>>> Assignments tab and select Assign... then I am presented with a user
>>> search/select dialog to pick the user(s) to whom I want to assign this
>>> resource. This dialog allows me to search on either first name or last
>>> name, and displays the first name and last name of any search results.
>>> As a large organisation we sometimes have two or more users with the
>>> same first name/last name combination and so it can be impossible to
>>> determine whether the correct user is being selected. Is there any way
>>> to customise this object selection dialog to include username

>> (uniqueID)
>>> in the search results or, even better, as a search parameter?
>>>
>>> I have experimented with modifying the default 'User Lookup' DAL

>> entity
>>> and modifying the DAL Configuration (Default Team Management

>> Attributes)
>>> but without any success. I did also wonder whether it would be

>> necessary
>>> to modify one of the following portlets:
>>> Lookup Parameter
>>> Object Lookup
>>> User and Group Selection
>>>
>>> Has anyone else done this before, or have any idea of how to achieve
>>> this?
>>>

>>
>> This has been covered a few times in the forums.
>>

>
> I did search the forums before posting, but obviously didn't use the
> right
> search terms...
>
> Steven Williams;233815 Wrote:
>> All of the User DN
>> Lookup controls show those attributes on the User entity in the DAL that
>> are marked "Search" and "Require".
>>
>> If the attribute you want is not already in the list, then add it,
>> mark it search and require, and then deploy the User Entity (do not
>> compare!).
>>
>> You will then login and be able to see the attribute in the drop
>> down list to search for as well as in the results.

>
> Excellent. I can now search by (and see) username and email for these
> user
> searches. One thing that I noticed, though, is that the control appears
> to
> perform a wildcard search even if a wildcard is not specified... is
> there any
> way to control this?
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
>

Greetings Chris,
No.

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Sincerely,
Steven Williams
Lead Software Engineer
NetIQ
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