Following on from Dave_3.0's legendary tip, we can use this to auto refresh a object instance
One of CA PPM's annoyances to users is refreshing the object instance once a process has run.
This method can take care of where a user changes a value and you need a refresh to see the results of the process.
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How to replicate - basic example
- create a few attributes, one boolean and one string
- create a new dynamic lookup - this will execute the refresh script when we want it to
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1"> won't work for all browsers, this is just for example!
t.refresh = 1 is the condition to refresh, but it can be anything
CASE WHEN t.refresh = 1 THEN '<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1">' ELSE ' ' END refresh
FROM odf_ca_test_refresh t
WHERE t.code = @WHERE:PARAM:USER_DEF:STRING:code@
SELECT to_char(' ') refresh from DUAL
WHERE @WHERE:PARAM:USER_DEF:STRING:code@ is NULL
- create a lookup on the object as detailed in the tip and add it to the object
I have the refresh lookup text hidden in case you wonder where it is!
- create a simple process that is triggered when refresh boolean attribute = 1
- updates the string value to "hello world" and resets the refresh flag (to stop the refreshing!)