Rule-based Validation of a Single K2 SmartForms Control

K2 SmartForms controls are validated in two ways: One is immediate, and the other is rule-based. But the rule-based validation applies to an entire form, not to a specific control.

But does it have to be that way?

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Rule-based Validation of a Single K2 SmartForms Control

Using Client-Side Scripting to Access REST Services in SharePoint or Project Online from K2 for SharePoint

Given source and target systems within a company’s intranet. The source system is a SharePoint server, though which K2 is surfaced. The target system is also a SharePoint server, through which Microsoft Project Online is surfaced. The challenge: to access the data on the target system through the use of REST services only — without a JSON descriptor.

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Using Client-Side Scripting to Access REST Services in SharePoint or Project Online from K2 for SharePoint

SmartForms Rule Execution in 4.7 versus Previous Versions

My client has just completed upgrading their K2 blackpearl and K2 SmartForms software from version 4.6.11 to 4.7. Here’s something I learned about how SmartForms behavior has changed in version 4’s final minor release.

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SmartForms Rule Execution in 4.7 versus Previous Versions

Create an ORM Database for your K2 SmartForms Objects

I think it’s fair to say that most of us in this industry at least started out taking over someone else’s project. The original developer left long before you got there, leaving you to figure out what’s what.

Some of us are still in that position, or find ourselves back in that position at some point. So if you can take the time to inventory all of your SmartForms objects at the start, you can let your shiny new object relational management (ORM) database do a lot of your grunt work for you later on.

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Create an ORM Database for your K2 SmartForms Objects

Error: K2 SmartForms Content on SharePoint Page Cannot be Displayed

One of my client’s users came to me with an unusual situation — he could reach the SharePoint pages that host the SmartForms application, but none of the SmartForms would appear. Instead, this MacBook user saw messages that read, “The webpage at {URL} might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.”

The user works in a remote office, and uses the application infrequently, as needed.

What gives?

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Error: K2 SmartForms Content on SharePoint Page Cannot be Displayed

Stop Rule Execution Actions Help Prevent Cross-Browser Errors

Yesterday my client presented a problem he was experiencing in Chrome that I could not reproduce in IE 11. The issue, as it turned out, had to do with how SmartForms rules are executed through different browsers.

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Stop Rule Execution Actions Help Prevent Cross-Browser Errors