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Creating a link in a Display to edit content

05 Base Camper

Creating a link in a Display to edit content

I have a Display, in there are two Windows. The first window is a content filter for the Second Window. So if the click on 4034 the second window would take that value as 4034 as a filter in the other window.. For example, there is the Lync - User List that I am using as an example. I want to make a link (I think a Drill Down is what I want) that will apply a filter to another window in the same display. I know I have to do something with user variables too, but a little stuck. This would be a great advanced topic at the next summit.
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05 Base Camper

Re: Creating a link in a Display to edit content

So I did something simple, and figured out how to pass the data around, pretty easy. I can see the title of the second window change. But when I click on it I get the following, but I don't know where to find this log DataSource Not Available See Event Detail. I looked in event viewer with no luck. I know it has something to do with my where clause because if I use the same where clause with an actual string, it works fine. ENTVCNUM CONTAINS "#DID" (tried without the quotes too) is what I want, while if I use ENTVCNUM CONTAINS "5551212" it works fine I get a list. The #DID is a Prompt that I created that I have tried with asking for Prompt and not. I also tried a match regex too. I am not sure what window is causing the alert. So to sum up: I created a list on one window that will update the title on another window, however, when I click on the link in the first window I get the error DataSource Not Available, always.
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05 Base Camper

Re: Creating a link in a Display to edit content

Well I figured it out and will do a write up on what I did. But I noticed one major issue with what I want to do. In the Lync/Skype, there are ONLY users, no common area phones, conference rooms, or analog devices. And as far as I can tell there is no way to do an LDAP Display Filter. If I am wrong, can somebody point me to the way of doing an LDAP. Then I could just do a global catalog search, which will work just fine, I think, if I can figure out how to make a filter to normalize numbers in telephone field, which doing a regex replacement of a userdef field I am stuck at too. If you haven't figured it out, I am trying to write a DID range manager of sorts.
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Re: Creating a link in a Display to edit content

Hi Adam,

 

This can be done by making using of prompts. It will differ depending on how your filter list is constructed, but I will try to illustrate the fundamental changes required.

 

Assuming the first window contains filters and the second window contains data.

In the first window:

  • Create a new drilldown that will refresh the current display and substitute the selected filter into a prompt. User-defined variables are usually used here to substitute into the prompt since they can be any custom value you want.

Drilldown-prompt.PNGIn the second window:

  • Add a WHERE-CLAUSE statement using the prompt to create a filter on the data displayed.

Where-clause.PNG

 

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

05 Base Camper

Re: Creating a link in a Display to edit content

Yeah, I think I got that part figured out (I think the issue was an extra space in the where clause) because I removed the clause I had and re-did it no problems. Nothing else changed. So I am getting closer. Kind of a fun I don't want to work today project.
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Re: Creating a link in a Display to edit content

@AdamBerns,

 

if you want to share the .dpy and what/how you are using the display, we can have a look and see what you are missing.


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Thanks,
Shoaib
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