Welcome Serena Central users! CLICK HERE
The migration of the Serena Central community is currently underway. Be sure to read THIS MESSAGE to get your new login set up to access your account.
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.
659 views

Plugin Studio - Part 2


Thought I would create a new thread as this is a different question...

Finally got the Plugin Studio to work, but I have a few questions.


- DOCUMENTATION??? I have looked everywhere I can think and there is
virtually no documentation.
- I understand that the Plugin studio may be just a basic interface,
so is there another way to NPMs? I have looked around the developer
site but I have found nothing useful.
- It is possible to use the plugin studio to modify current tasks,
(i.e. add a chapter/page to the Modify User Property Book)?
- Failing that, it is possible to add chapters and pages to the
custom plugins through plugin studio?
- Failing that, it is possible to setup a table so that the
attributes are just stacked vertically.
- How is it possible to change the input method of an attribute?
(i.e. I have a custom attribute which is boolean 1 or 0, but the only
option in the studio is TextField, I would like a checkbox). I
understand that I could manually export, edit the NPM and import but I
was hoping for a more graceful solution. Also If I am to edit the
JSP, what would I edit and what would I change it to?


Thanks
Bob


--
robert_w_brandt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
robert_w_brandt's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=3831
View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=452507

Labels (1)
0 Likes
3 Replies
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Plugin Studio - Part 2


robert_w_brandt;2177025 Wrote:
>
> 4. Failing that, it is possible to add chapters and pages to the custom
> plugins through plugin studio?
>


While playing around I did figure out how to create a new Chapter and
Page through the plugin studio. When creating the plugin you need to
select "Property Book Page" for the Plug-in Type. Then associate it
with an existing book.

But I am still clueless about the other questions.

Thanks
Bob


--
robert_w_brandt
------------------------------------------------------------------------
robert_w_brandt's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=3831
View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=452507

0 Likes
Highlighted
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Plugin Studio - Part 2


Yes, I share your pain with the docs (or lack thereof).

Let me see if I can "scrub" my docs that I did and if you PM me your
email address I'll send it to you. May be a week or so though as I have
to be out of town for 5 days.


--
The opinions expressed are my own.
Check out my OES2 Guides:
Installing OES2 SP2:
http://www.novell.com/communities/node/11600/oes2-sp2-installation-guide
Upgrading to OES2 with ID Transfer:
http://www.novell.com/communities/node/11601/oes2-sp2-migration-guide-transfer-id-scenarios
GroupWise Migration with OES2 ID Transfer:
http://www.novell.com/communities/node/11602/groupwise-migration-netware-oes2-sp2-transfer-id
------------------------------------------------------------------------
kjhurni's Profile: http://forums.novell.com/member.php?userid=734
View this thread: http://forums.novell.com/showthread.php?t=452507

0 Likes
Anonymous_User Absent Member.
Absent Member.

Re: Plugin Studio - Part 2

> - DOCUMENTATION??? I have looked everywhere I can think and there is
> virtually no documentation.


There isn't much, try these

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/5797.html
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/19090.html
http://www.novell.com/training/courseware/ts_proj_info.jsp?pid=33823

> - I understand that the Plugin studio may be just a basic interface,
> so is there another way to NPMs? I have looked around the developer
> site but I have found nothing useful.


You could massage Plugin Studio generated tasks, or check the iManager NDK


> - It is possible to use the plugin studio to modify current tasks,
> (i.e. add a chapter/page to the Modify User Property Book)?


No, Plugin Studio can modify Plugin Studio generated pages, only


> - Failing that, it is possible to add chapters and pages to the
> custom plugins through plugin studio?


You've figured that out


> - Failing that, it is possible to setup a table so that the
> attributes are just stacked vertically.


In Plugin Studio, you can choose between attribute labels left to or on
top of the attribute values. Other than that, you could manually edit
the generated JSP

> - How is it possible to change the input method of an attribute?
> (i.e. I have a custom attribute which is boolean 1 or 0, but the only
> option in the studio is TextField, I would like a checkbox). I
> understand that I could manually export, edit the NPM and import but I
> was hoping for a more graceful solution.


You can edit the JSP, but need a basic understanding of the JSP and
Taglib concepts


> Also If I am to edit the
> JSP, what would I edit and what would I change it to?


For the generated JSPs, check
[tomcat]\webapps\nps\portal\modules\custom\skins\...



In the past I've provided a couple of customization/developer workshops
here in Europe. Since you're located in the area, this might be another
option


>
> Thanks
> Bob
>
>

0 Likes
The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of Micro Focus. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. Certain versions of content ("Material") accessible here may contain branding from Hewlett-Packard Company (now HP Inc.) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. As of September 1, 2017, the Material is now offered by Micro Focus, a separately owned and operated company. Any reference to the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks is historical in nature, and the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise/HPE marks are the property of their respective owners.