K2 SmartForms’ Quick Search Excludes a Column in the List View (Part II)

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.

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K2 SmartForms’ Quick Search Excludes a Column in the List View (Part II)

The Importance of Integrity

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.

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The Importance of Integrity

Call Your E-mail Metadata Capture SmartObject Right From Your Outgoing Message

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.

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Call Your E-mail Metadata Capture SmartObject Right From Your Outgoing Message

“The given key was not present in the dictionary” error

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?

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“The given key was not present in the dictionary” error

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

Implement the Excel Export Control on a SmartForms List View

My client was looking for a way to export a list produced by a reporting engine to a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet file (.xlsx). Other applications in the company have made use of an Excel Export control, so I thought I’d better figure the thing out.

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Implement the Excel Export Control on a SmartForms List View