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Using Customized Controls in Tables

Customized control is a user defined web action dialog for performing sorting and filtering operations. It works only in page report tables that are created using query resources. You can define the size, position, and contents of a customized control, make it triggered from an object in a page report table, publish the report to Logi Report Server, then at runtime end users can trigger the customized control which is shown as a dialog to perform the specified web actions.

In Logi Report Designer the report designer can store the definition of a customized control into a file with the extension .wctrl to the customized control library which is the Customized Control folder under the installation root. Logi Report Server saves customized controls in DBMS.

Customized controls do not take part in the report layout and are not exported in the report result.

This topic includes the following sections:

Defining a Customized Control

  1. Right-click a column header label or group-by field as the trigger in a page report table, and select Display Type from the shortcut menu.
  2. In the Web Behaviors box of the Display Type dialog, choose an event from the Events column, then select in the Actions column and select Choose button that appears in the text box to display the Web Action List dialog.

    Web Action List

  3. Select Customized Control to create a customized control, or select Customized Control from Lib to reference a customized control file from the library, and then select OK.
    • When Customized Control is selected, the Customized Control – Web Action Builder dialog is displayed.

      Customized Control - Web Action Builder

      1. In the Size box, specify the width and height of the customized control in the browser window at runtime. To make the customized control automatically sized according to its contents, select Auto.
      2. In the Position box, specify the position of the customized control in the browser window at runtime:
        • In the center of the browser window
          The customized control is placed in the center of the browser window at runtime.
        • According to mouse position
          The customized control is placed where the mouse is selected. The option is useful when the event is concerned with mouse action.
        • Relative to the trigger component
          The position of the customized control is placed where the trigger object is.
        • Absolute
          If the option is selected, you can further specify the absolute X and Y positions of the customized control in pixels.
      3. In the Contents text box, type HTML fragment with JavaScript code. Go here for a sample.
      4. To save the customized control definition into a file to the customized control library, select Save As. Then in the New Customized Control File dialog, provide the file name and select OK.
      5. Select OK to create the customized control.
    • When Customized Control from Lib is selected, the Manage Customized Controls dialog is displayed, where all the customized control files in the customized control library are listed. Select the one you want and select OK. The selected customized control file should be published to Logi Report Server together with the report in order for the customized control to take effect. go here for details about how to publish customized control files.
  4. Select OK in the Display Type dialog to finish defining the customized control.

At runtime when the specified event occurs on the trigger object in the table, a dialog based on the customized control definition will be displayed. End users can use it to perform the defined web actions.

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Managing Customized Controls

With the Manage Customized Controls dialog you can manage the customized control files saved in the customized control library as follows (to open the dialog, select Report > Manage Customized Controls).

Manage Customized Controls

  • Creating a new customized control file
    Select Add button, provide a name to the new file in the New Customized Control File dialog, then define the customized control in the Customized Control – Web Action Builder dialog.
  • Editing a customized control file
    Right-click the file and select Edit from the shortcut menu, then in the Customized Control – Web Action Builder dialog, modify the customized control definition.
  • Renaming a customized control file
    Right-click the file and select Rename from the shortcut menu. Type a new name and then select outside of the name area to accept the change.
  • Creating a copy of a customized control file
    Right-click the file and select Duplicate from the shortcut menu. A copy will be created and listed in the manager. You can then change the name of the copy file and the definition of the customized control.
  • Removing acustomized control file
    Select the file and select Remove button, or right-click the file and select Delete from the shortcut menu.
  • Sorting the customized control files
    By default the customized control files are listed in the ascending order according to their names. To change the sort order, select . However the descending order will not be remembered after you exit the dialog. The next time you access the dialog it is always the ascending order.

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Sample of Customized Control Contents

The contents of customized control is HTML fragment and should be plain text that is children DOM element of HTML Body. You can use web action APIs in the HTML fragment. For details about the APIs, access RptComponent.js in the <server_install_root>\public_html\webos\jsvm\src\com\jinfonet\api folder.

For example, suppose the contents of a customized control is defined like this:

                <style>
#plugin {
background-color: gray;
}

#plugin td {
background-color: white;
}

.item--available {
}

.item--unavailable{
color: #CCCCCC;
}
</style>

<table id="plugin" cellspacing="1px" style="margin:0px;width:100%;height:300px;border:1px solid silver;background-color:;">
<tr style="height:30px;"><td>
<table style="text-align:center;width:100%;background-color:;">
<tr>
<td><button id="btnSortA" onselect="this.doSort('Ascending')">Ascending</button></td>
<td style="border-left:1px solid gray;"><button id="btnSortD" onselect="this.doSort('Descending')">Descending</button></td>
</tr>
</table>
</td></tr>
<tr style="height:25px;"><td style="background-color:#cccccc;padding:3px;">
<input id="searchbox" style="width:85%;margin-right:3px;" type="text" onkeyup="this.search(e)"/>
<div style="width:10px;height:19px;float:right;cursor:pointer;"
onselect="this.clearSearch()">x</div>
</td></tr>
<tr style="height:150px;"><td>
<div id="fc-values" onselect="this.selectValue(e)" style="width:100%;height:150px;overflow:auto;"></div>
</td></tr>
<tr style="height:30px;">
<td style="background-color:#cccccc;"><button onselect="this.doFilter()">Apply</button><button onselect="this.clear()">Clear</button></td>
</tr>
</table>

<script type="text/javascript">

var comp; // Data container
var field; // DBField
var filter;

var _onGetDataContainer = function(msg){
var result = msg.result;
if(result.err == 0){
comp = result.obj.comp;
if(!comp) return;
comp.getAssocDBField(context.dsid, _onGetDBField);
}else{
System.err.println(result.msg);
throw new Error(result.msg);
}
}.$bind(this);

var _onGetDBField = function(msg){
var result = msg.result;
if(result.err == 0){
field = result.obj.field;
// To enable sort
Report.getFilterCtrl(field, comp, _onGetFilterCtrl);
}else{
System.err.println(result.msg);
throw new Error(result.msg);
}
}.$bind(this);

var _onGetFilterCtrl = function(msg){
var result = msg.result;
if(result.err == 0){
filter = result.obj.ctrl;
if(!filter) return;
// To enable filter
_renderValues.call(this, filter);
}else{
System.err.println(result.msg);
throw new Error(result.msg);
}
}.$bind(this);

var _canSort = function(){
var b = !!comp && !!field;
return b ? comp.isSortable() : false;
};

var _canFilter = function(){
var b = !!comp && !!field && !!filter
return b ? comp.isFilterable() : false;
};

var _renderValues = function(filter, values){
var td = document.getElementById("fc-values"),
i, len, val, item, buf, showAll;

showAll = !values;
values = values || filter.getAllValues();
td.innerHTML = "";
var isAll = filter.isAllSelected();
for(i=showAll ? -1:0, len=values.length; i<len; i++){
val = i < 0 ? {disp:"All", real:"__ALL__", selected:isAll, available:true} :
values[i];
item = document.createElement("LI");
item.className = val.available ? "item--available" : "item--unavailable";
buf = ["<input type='check box' id='fc-index-",i,"' "];
buf.push("value=\"", val.real, "\"");
if(val.selected){
buf.push("checked");
}
buf.push("/>", val.disp);
item.innerHTML = buf.join("");
td.appendChild(item);
}
};

this.doSort = function(type){
if(!_canSort()) return;
comp.sort(field, type);
};

this.selectValue = function(e){
e = e || window.event;
var ele = e.srcElement||e.target, key, checked;
if(ele.tagName != "INPUT") return;
key = ele.value;
checked = ele.checked;
if("__ALL__" === key){
filter.selectAll(checked);
_renderValues.call(this, filter);
}else{
filter.select(key, checked);

// The element for "All" should be updated checked status.
ele = document.getElementById("fc-index--1");
if(filter.isAllSelected()){
ele.checked = true;
}else{
ele.checked = false;
}
}
};

this.doFilter = function(){
if(!_canFilter()) return;
filter.applyFilter();
this.hide();
};

this.clear = function(){
if(!filter) return;
filter.clearSelects();
_renderValues.call(this, filter);
};

this.search = function(e){
if(!filter) return;
e = e || window.event;
var ele = e.srcElement||e.target, value = ele.value, values;
if(value){
values = filter.search(value);
}
_renderValues.call(this, filter, values);
};

this.clearSearch = function(){
document.getElementById("searchbox").value="";
if(!filter) return;
_renderValues.call(this, filter);
};

Report.getDataContainerBy(context.dsid, _onGetDataContainer);

</script>

Suppose that the trigger object is a group-by field Region, at runtime the customized control dialog looks like as follows:

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