Areas of the Applications module
Search, Notifications, Problems, Description, Script
A new or existing application will be loaded in the Applications
module. The module is subdivided into five areas. The sizes
of these areas can be changed by dragging with the mouse. To do so,
position the mouse cursor on the border of an area until the cursor
symbol is shown as a double arrow. If there is insufficient space for
elements to be displayed in an area, vertical and/or horizontal scroll
bars will be shown automatically.
Every tab, with the exception of the workspace, in the module can be closed via
symbol next to the title. If you show a tab via the menu View
and it is shown in its own window, you can also anchor it in one of the
areas to the left or the right of the workspace, by dragging its title
with the mouse to the desired position.
While the window is being moved, the area will be shaded in gray in its
future position as a preview, and then anchored at the moment in which
you release the mouse button. Areas can also be made into their own
From the main menu View
areas can be hidden and then shown again. Furthermore, the default view
can be restored.
In the upper left area of the Applications
module, the hierarchy of the individual pages and data
groups of an application will be displayed.
arrow symbols left of an element's name allows
subordinate levels of the application structure to be opened or closed.
The application node can always be found at the uppermost
place in the application structure. It represents the application
itself. In the properties dialog
, general properties of the
application, the application menu, portlets, and access permissions
will be defined. From the context menu
of the application node, new
data groups, foreign data groups, system data groups, view pages, and
portal pages can be created.
Data groups represent database tables. With the context menu
, edit pages, view pages, view pages with
elements, portal pages, subordinate data groups, data fields, and
references can be created. The Delete
menu allows a complete data group, including all pages, data fields,
and references contained within it to be deleted. The data of the data
group will thereby be irretrievably lost. The context menu
/ Hide data fields
allows the data fields of the data group
in the application structure to be shown or hidden. The Properties
item opens the properties dialog for the data
group. The Details context menu
item is only
visible when options for experts is activated (Menu item Extras
), and will give you the GUID, Title,
of a highlighted
System data groups
Only one data set may be saved in a system data group. The system data group
is therefore well suited for saving application-wide constants, such as
a fixed investment amount after which an approval is required, or the
activation of an audit trail for the releasing of documents or the saving
of email address that are used in the application. One only system data group
can be saved in each application; this is created from the
. The data in
a system data group has validity application-wide. They can be used in
all data groups of the application. The values of a system data group are
saved in the database table LCAPPPROPS
the application GUID. With an edit page integrated in the application menu,
the system data group's data can be edited very easily.
The values in the database table LCAPPPROPS
may not be modified. United Planet assumes no responsibility for
erroneous changes, e.g. those performed by a process that writes
to the table.
External data groups
With an external data group, data will be connected from
The data fields of a data group can be shown in the
application structure by clicking the context menu
Here you will also find the following system data
(PK) (S) ID ID of the data set
(S) UserID ID of the user who last edited the data set
(S) ChangeDate Date of last change
(S) CreatorID ID of the user who created the data set
(S) CreationDate Date of creation
These data fields can, if desired, be additionally connected
to view elements. When creating a data set in the browser, system fields will
automatically be filled with relevant data by Intrexx.
used in the
application development can be linked to data fields. Data entered in the
edit elements can be saved in the connected data fields. View elements
can display the values saved in the data fields. Intrexx uses the following
data types for data fields:
Date and time
Boolean values such as true
Referral to files
How the Intrex data fields are actually mapped to the physical data fields
of the portal database depends on the type of database used.
This symbol designates view pages, on which data entered
to an application will be shown.
This designates edit pages. Edit pages are always found
within a data group. New edit pages may be entered via the context menu
of their data group.
This symbol designates view or edit pages that are
connected to the application menu. These pages can be directly accessed
in the browser from the application menu. The application menu can be
changed in the properties dialog of the application node.
This symbol designates a main or edit page that has
been defined as the start page of the application. The start page will
be loaded first upon clicking on the application link in the browser,
independent of what position it takes in the application menu or
whether it is there at all. Edit pages can therefore only be defined as
the start page if they are located in data groups directly below the
The portal page is a special view page that allows an
application portal to be constructed on it.
Edit pages with Office integration will be designated
with this symbol.
All information on this topic can be found here
Frequently used items can be included in this area for quick and easy access.
Opens a dialog where elements can be added to the favorites list.
Exports the favorite list as an XML file.
Imports an exported favorite list.
In the right-hand area of the Applications
module you will see the workspace. The contents and appearance of the workspace will change,
depending on whether a page, data group, or the application node is
selected in the application structure. If, for example, the
application node has been highlighted, the
workspace will inform you of the application description, start page,
and additional pages of the application.
If a data group has been highlighted, the name of the corresponding
database table will be shown. All data fields and references of the
data group will be listed.
If an application page in the application structure has been selected,
elements can be assigned via drag & drop to the
If an element in the workspace is moved with the mouse to a position
that is not allowed, such as when elements overlap one another or when
the borders of the workspace have been exceeded, the border of the
element will be shown in red.
The most important properties of the elements will be displayed in a
quicktip when the mouse is positioned over an element.
Elements with script calls or comments will be automatically designated
with a blue
symbol. Edit elements for which an
entry is required (mandatory field
) will be designated on the workspace
with a red
On the workspace, vertical and horizontal help lines can be inserted
via the context menu
These help lines will be displayed in every application that is loaded
in this way. They serve to help orient the designer on all pages to
create a uniform layout. In the browser, these lines will not be
The workspace will then be given a grid on which view and edit elements
can be aligned.
Additionally, a ruler will help you to position the elements. The
current coordinates of the mouse pointer will be shown highlighted on
You can select elements in the workspace by clicking on them. You can
select multiple elements by clicking with the mouse and dragging a
border around the elements, or by clicking on the elements, one after
another, while holding down the Ctrl
With the context menu
, selected elements can be grouped together.
The group uses a background shading.
Group label top
The grouping is created with the HTML element
div and the page, where the grouping
is made, is transformed to a
layout without tables.
Titles in the controls
are hidden and title fields are shown above the controls.
All elements are transformed as inline elements. Depending on the
or display:inline-block will be written
in the CSS.
The text of the grouped elements are automatically assigneed the
style class H1.
Groups the elements without background shading.
Groups the elements and hides them.
Removes the grouping.
The key combination Ctrl + a
allows all elements on the workspace to be highlighted. When this is done,
elements that are found in a group will not be individually selected. If you have selected an element in a group or
have selected the group itself, the key combination Ctrl + a
will highlight all additional elements in this group.
You'll find the tab Zoom
underneath the workspace. If the Grid
element is located on a page without a table layout, the individual columns of the rows can be edited in the Zoom area.
In addition to the workspace, there is also a hidden area, which
– like the workspace – can be populated with
elements. The elements defined here are not displayed on the screen. Using the
additional control Settings
, which you can find in
module, or with the keyboard shortcut Alt
, the hidden elements can be displayed if necessary, for example, for
testing purposes. The keyboard shortcut can be configured in the internal/system/xml/misc/shortcuts.xml
Elements can also be moved via drag & drop to the hidden area and then configured just like visible elements.
browser, you need to activate this setting in the Web
column. If the setting is not activated for a particular element, then
that element can only be used server-side, (e.g. in Velocity).
All hidden elements will be combined in a group. You can open the
properties dialog of the hidden group by double-clicking on the Hidden
Other groups can be created within the highest level grouping in the
hidden area, e.g. to group the hidden elements into smaller units for
Search, Notifications, Problems, Description, Script
In the lower area you will find several tabs, which can also be shown
or hidden via the View
main menu item. Here you can search through the currently opened
application by specific criteria here.
This function can be very helpful during the development process and when maintaining an
Whenever you double-click on an entry in one of these
tabs, the corresponding element will be highlighted on the workspace.
In the list box several functions for the search are available.
The search string can be entered in the search field on the left hand.
Click on Search
to start the search.
This function gives you the ability to make a targeted search
for an attribute value. In the expert mode, the expert attributes of
elements will be assigned values. Here all elements will be listed that
possess an expert attribute with the value that you enter in the search
Data fields without edit control
You can search through the application for Data
fields without edit element in order to list all data fields
that are not connected to an edit element.
Buttons / Buttons sending an email
The search can be run for buttons and buttons that execute a send email action.
Elements linking to other applications
The search for Elements linking to other
applications returns all elements that are connected to other applications, such as buttons
whose target page is found in another application, or tables that show
data from other applications.
Elements linking to relationships
The search for Elements linking to Relationships returns
all elements that are connected to relationships.
all elements will be listed that have a script call entered in their
Elements using style class
Elements using style class will find
elements that have been assigned a specific style, which you can enter
to the search field.
Elements with comments
If you search for Elements with comments,
all elements will be listed that have been assigned comments, as long as you enter no
text to the search field. If text has been entered to the search field,
the search engine will look for elements that contain this text in
Elements without title
Searching for Elements without title will
find all elements that have no title entered for any of the portal
The search for Groovy returns all elements that are using Groovy script.
This function will find the element with the GUID you entered
in the search field.
Searching for Velocity finds all VTL-Include view elements
integrated into the application.
On this tab messages will be printed, for example if an element cannot
be deleted because it is linked with other elements.
Here errors in the application or FIXME- or TODO comments
will be listed.
Here you also have the ability to enter a description of the currently
This applies for all elements of an application, i.e.
pages, data groups, data fields, etc. The text that you enter here will
be entered in only one language when the application is saved.
Elements with a description will also be designated with a
symbol on the workspace.
||If entering a description is not
possible, such as when multiple elements are currently selected, this
symbol will appear in the comments field.
Under the tab Script
, an overview of all script calls used on the page is provided. By double-clicking on an entry, the element, to which the script call is assigned, will be highlighted in the workspace.