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JR47793: TAGS CAUSE READABILITY PROBLEMS IN THE PROCESS DESIGNER

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APAR status

  • Closed as fixed if next.

Error description

  • When multiple tags are used, the names of artifacts in the
    library item list (Business Process Definitions, Services,
    Teams) can be truncated in the display. When the names follow
    a similar pattern (particularly in the prefix), this can result
    in a usability issue as it is not possible to differentiate
    between these artifacts at a glance.
    

Local fix

  • Mouse over the item and a popup will appear
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  Users of process applications with many     *
    *                  artifacts following a similar naming        *
    *                  pattern may be affected, especially if the  *
    *                  artifacts have several tags.                *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: In BPM V8.5, a feature was introduced   *
    *                      whereby tags would be displayed in      *
    *                      the library item list even for          *
    *                      artifacts with long names.              *
    *                      Previously, tags for artifacts with     *
    *                      long names were only visible in the     *
    *                      hover-over tooltip.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:  It is recommended to avoid having several   *
    *                  artifacts with a similar prefix,            *
    *                  particularly if the artifact names are      *
    *                  long, because it is difficult to            *
    *                  differntiate them visually in the library   *
    *                  item list. It may make more sense to        *
    *                  organize related process definitions in a   *
    *                  single process application.                 *
    ****************************************************************
    A new feature was introduced in V8.5 to force tags to be
    displayed beside artifacts (such as Business Process
    Definitions, Services, and Teams) in the Process Designer
    library item list. If the artifact names are lengthy, the
    label may be truncated, making it difficult to distinguish
    between artifacts with similar prefixes and tags. At a glance,
    all artifacts may appear to have the same name, which results
    in a usability issue.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR47793

  • Reported component name

    BPM ADVANCED

  • Reported component ID

    5725C9400

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED FIN

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-09-13

  • Closed date

    2013-09-30

  • Last modified date

    2013-09-30

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSY

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
30 September 2013