I hadn’t. Not really. Until today.
I’ve a client who’s forcing me to learn — my main contact isn’t familiar at all with K2, so I’m getting asked lots of questions. Today, he wanted to give a person access to the K2 Designer. I had no idea how to do it, but I offered to dig into the server’s configuration files to figure it out.
Here’s what I found.
Adding a working hours configuration in the K2 Workspace is trickier than you’d think.
I have a client who wants to track all outgoing messaging from all of their K2 applications to assist in troubleshooting if someone says they didn’t receive a notification.
Normally, no big deal; create a database table or two, a database view and an insert and a list proc, turn those procs into methods in a SmO and call it from a SmartObject event after each of the email events in the workflow. Good to go, right?
But all outgoing messaging includes escalation e-mails… trickier, but I’ve got a slick little trick up my sleeve.
I’m working on re-creating a SmartForms application for a client — which was already in progress when I took over for another engineer — when I bumped into the exception described in the the title. This application was deployed from another environment.
Where’s the problem?
You wouldn’t think this would be a thing.
I’ve a new client running K2 4.7 who has changed the URL for the K2 Workspace. The person I took the client over from could only guess at the correct URL.
How did I find it?
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?
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.
The upgrade evolution across four environments and two months is finally complete. And I learned something about the process I want to share: Thanos doesn’t come to visit.
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.
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.