K2 SmartForms’ View Filters

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?

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K2 SmartForms’ View Filters

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

Build a Reporting Engine Using K2 SmartForms: The Interface

This post is the sixth and final installment in the Build a Reporting Engine Using K2 SmartForms series.

In previous posts, I talked about some aspects of the T-SQL used to support the engine, and touched time and again on how the actual job of the interface is to build a SQL WHERE clause to append to a SELECT statement and execute to return data to a list.

Today I’ll talk a bit about the interface.

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Build a Reporting Engine Using K2 SmartForms: The Interface

Build a Reporting Engine using K2 SmartForms: Concept

This post is the second installment in the Build a Reporting Engine Using K2 SmartForms series.

 

The concept behind the reporting engine is simple: put the querying power of Transact-SQL (T-SQL) into the hands of business users through a simplified and intuitive interface.

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Build a Reporting Engine using K2 SmartForms: Concept