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Link on SN open outside of module?
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3/28/2011 4:09 PM
    Have a SN displayed in the dashboard with an infoset that has an application link. The SN is being displayed as the content of a module within the dashboard. When a cell is clicked the app opens, but only contained within the module. Have not been able to find a way to have this open in a new window or outside of the constraints of the module.
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    3/28/2011 5:08 PM
    George,
    You have done what sounds like the hard part, adding all the links and getting them to pop. To get teh app to open in a new window, on step 4 of the Notificaiton, under customize links, place a 2 in the window field.

    That should pop it as a new window.

    Let me know if that doesn't work or if you have more issues.
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    3/28/2011 5:34 PM
    Not sure why I missed that - thanks. However - why a 2? The way I'm reading the docs on that if I put any text in here it opens as a new window. And that appears to be what I have seen in testing.

    My only concern about this is running LBI embedded within portal - this actually opens up an entirely new portal window. Worried that they will get themselves caught in circles.

    Any undocumented or other way to have it "replace" as if I called it as link from the dashboard that you are aware of?
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    3/28/2011 5:53 PM
    I am not sure why a 2 if the documentation says it will work with any text in there. I learned this function many years ago with SN and it may have been the only way back then, I haven't seen the latest docs.

    I too run LBI from our portal, it could lead to people getting confused.

    Is the purpose of the form that is popped to review data or take action? If you can program the actionable content (release, process, etc) from the notificaiton you might be able to avoid popping the form.

    Just a thought not knowing what you are trying to accomplish with the form popping.
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    3/28/2011 7:57 PM
    Unfortunately the popped form in this example is PO23. So can't really code to that - and even worse - not sure that I can even really pop in data elements since what I would be looking to fill is non key elements. Sounds like this is a good enhancement request - and should be easy enough to flag...
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    3/29/2011 10:58 AM
    When you put in the enhancement, come back and post the enhancement number, we can then go out a to click the "me too" to get more visability to LBI enhacements.
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    3/29/2011 1:03 PM
    if all you want to do is hide the the portal menu you can do that with a javascript hack in FS. Theres function that sets the Portal tabs on or off. If you want to replace content in another module, again, its javascript hack with the smartnotes template calling UpdateModule. Populating non-key fields in a form should be doable via LAL but I cant see the purpose as those values would be wiped out as soon as you entered your key values and did any kind of an inquiry.
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    3/30/2011 2:09 PM
    Matthew - I understand your notion of the javascript hack, but I'm not quite following the logic on the second part. And as far as hiding the portal tabs, are you suggesting that it only displays the main content area of portal (which is really what I want)?

    On the UpdateModule - that I'm not quite following what you are suggesting. Are you suggesting that my link updates a different module ID? That I can potentially understand, but otherwise, do I somehow hide that module until I want to populate it? And can I have it replace the dashboard area?
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    7/15/2011 3:53 PM
    Matthew - was trying to circle back and complete this development. I'm not sure I'm following what you are saying about the UpdateModule. The Smart Note displays in one of several modules on the dashboard - and, for one example, the link calls PA26 to inquire. That all works fine - but it just opens PA26 in a new window - and as a full portal window.

    The SN is not a link where I can "push" the SN to another module somewhere, which I think is what you might be implying on the hack. I would think in the window property something could be identified that flags this as the portal window - similar to what the "Replace" option on any other link does.
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