We recently acquired IBM Forms Experience Builder which we are installing on AIX. Why does this demand root access to install? This should not be a requirement. I appreciate having "administrator rights for Windows installs" but not Unix installs. It would appear that the developers just didn't want to make the necessary changes to allow a non root install. This in our view is unacceptable and hopefully it will be fixed in the near future. Installing application software as root causes multiple teams to be involved not only of installation but also patching and creates a compliance and auditing nightmare for the AIX administration team. Please consider fixing this not just for this application, but for other applications birthed in the Window's world that you are transitioning to AIX..
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Just a thought - but what about using this topic as a place where we can post and exchange information about customer success stories. I know of a number of situations where customers and BP's have FEB application in production or about to go into production. It would be great if the owners of those solutions were to share information about their experiences here so that the community could take advantage of this knowledge.
I worked with a client last week to address a specific use case that he presented and I want to share it with the FEB world. The form had a dropdown with multiple values and depending on which selection the user makes the form needs to send an email to a different recipient. There are a few different ways that one can accomplish this kind of task, but here is what I suggested.
1. In the properties of the dropdown, select Events and click the onItemChange event.
BO.F_Email.setValue(emailVal); //sets the email field to the email based on user selection
There are many ways to do this but this is one of the ways that I prefer. I hope you find this short description helpful as you build and play with FEB!
ChrisDawes(IBM) 100000KS01 796 Views
I want to start discussing and demonstrating the types of applications that can be built using FEB. The initial list that I have provided is not exhaustive but its a great start to see what is possible. I posted one example with the page's creation and many more will follow! Check out the article to learn more about FEB application types!
MartinHunt 270000W9N5 825 Views
In response to: Cusotmer / BP success stories?Success Story - IBM Internal
Complete automation of Cross Brand Channel forms using FEB to convert Excel spreadsheets and email routing into form applications with routing, review and approval cycles. Eliminated Microsoft, eliminated email attachments, eliminated version control issues, eliminated approval issues. Increased efficiency, reduced cost, utilized IBM software.
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2) SVP Learner's Permit
3) Business Partner Exception Request
4) Business Partner Transactional Teaming Request Government Accounts Only
5) Business Partner Business Plan
6) North America Business Partner RVI Exception Request
7) SVP Industry or Capability Solution Exception Request
8) VAP for Govt. Sales Exception Request
ChrisDawes(IBM) 100000KS01 1,124 Views
I had someone reach out to me asking about how to create a table where the records could be rendered in pages rather then one long scrolling table. The good news is that this is much easier accomplished in version 8.5 then it was in version 8.0. I created a wiki article that contains a sample on how one might implement this. Check out Table Pagination if your interested.