Like many who worked for years in the world of K2 4.x, I had to adjust to multiple changes when clients adopted K2 Five. Experience made some problems in K2 4.x a snap to fix, but we maybe needed to grow a little to accomplish the same in the new version.
This past week, I did my first deployment using the K2 Cloud Package and Deployment (P&D) tool. I had problems during my first two attempts, but won the day on my third try — with some help from network analysis software. Here’s how.
I live in Texas. For the past few days, we’ve been getting storms — some violent — at around 3 AM. If the storms are bad enough, I’ll have a headache all day — and I don’t mean from the barometric pressure.
I’m going through the rules in a SmartForm and associated views to squash a bug, when I came upon an Execute a Form method action in the When the Form is Initializing rule.
Trouble is, the method to call is the Initialized method.
Would that even work?
Last August I wrote a post about how a column in a list view was excluded from SmartForms’ Quick Search because the column wasn’t displaying the field directly — it was displaying a data label via an expression.
I ran into a similar-but-not-really-similar situation today.
File this under “Learning the Hard Way” and “Stop Messing With Your Browser Settings.”
I’m working for a client new to the world of software development and unencumbered by familiarity with development lifecycles and environments. (Not their fault; it just places the onus on us to teach them.) I’m not sure how long my company has been working with them; I just joined the project a couple of months ago.
Somewhere in the past, some percentage of the developers on the project acquiesced to doing development work in their production environment, probably because they were asked to do so to help them with some tight deadlines or urgent requirements. The short term effect was that it helped the client meet whatever deadlines or requirements they had; the long term effect is… disastrous.
I’m okay with this sounding dumb. But drawing a line that points back to the same activity where it came from isn’t an easy thing to do in K2 Studio.
… unless you know the trick.
Given a list view with several columns: ID, First Name, and Last Name. Let’s say the “ID” column shows an ID number as a hyperlink that points to another form. The list view’s filter only shows options for filtering on the First Name and Last Name columns. Why can’t I filter on ID too?
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.