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Java UI features that are missing from AWI v12.0

Anon Anon

Anon AnonOct 17, 2016 06:31 AM

Michael Lowry

Michael LowryOct 20, 2016 09:38 AM

Michael Lowry

Michael LowryApr 25, 2018 11:41 AM

Roney.Uba

Roney.UbaApr 27, 2017 09:05 AM

  • 1.  Java UI features that are missing from AWI v12.0

    Posted Oct 06, 2016 10:56 AM

    Note: An updated version of this list is here: Java UI features that are missing from AWI v12.2 

     

    List of issues / missing features

    The following table lists features present in the Java User Interface that are missing from the Automic Web Interface. Details, a reference number, and the current status of each item are included where applicable. The list also includes issues mentioned in the thread “AWI Updates”.

    DescriptionIdentifierStatus
    1.Context-sensitive help with the F1 key or equivalent
    (Also broken in the v12 Java User Interface)
    PMPER-1729Improved in v12.1
    2.Contextual menu when right-clicking on an object namePMPER-1729Unknown
    3.Keyboard shortcuts for commonly used commandsPMPER-1729Unknown
    4.Not possible to edit the Service Manager details of AE processesPRB00125081Coming in v12.1
    5.Verify connection to service manager is misleadingly namedPRB00125076Unknown
    6.Drag-and-drop for moving/linking/restoring objects, and adding tasksUnknownUnknown
    7.No way to reset the lock on an object that another user has open for editingNANot a problem
    8.Details entry missing from contextual menu in task executions listUnknownUnknown
    9.Move object allows lowercase letters, but does not change them to uppercaseUnknownUnknown
    10.Licenses viewUnknownComing in v12.1
    11.Send-to (other client) functionUnknownComing in v12.1
    12.Open Generated Job functionUnknownComing in v12.1
    13.Export/Import of STORE objects (objects are empty & content is lost)UnknownUnknown
    14.Export dialog box remains open after exportingUnknownUnknown
    15.Copy and paste of task pre- and post-conditionsUnknownUnknown
    16.Function to modify input parameters of tasks in Waiting for user input stateUnknownAdded in v12
    17.AWI displays the title of objects larger than the object name, if they have a title. There should be a setting to change this default behavior.UnknownFixed in v12.0.1
    18.Read the period settings of a statistic record of CPERIODsUnknownUnknown
    19.Child statistic records of !EVNT statistic recordsUnknownUnknown
    20.Display Activity for an object via contextual menuUnknownUnknown
    21.Object search based on type, agent, archive keys, script content, etc.UnknownComing in v12.1
    22.Duplicate tofunction in Process Assembly perspectivePRB00133144Unknown

     

    Original post

    We are just getting started with v12, and have begun to work with the Automic Web Interface in earnest. In the course of setting it up and beginning to work with it, I have noticed some gaps in the feature set, compared to the the capabilities of the old Java User Interface.

     

    I just opened a new enhancement request on ideas.automic.com to ask that some handy features of the Java UI be brought to the new Web UI.

    The Java User Interface has several features that are currently missing from the Web User Interface. They may have seemed like unnecessary features when the AWI was developed, but they are actually the niceties that have traditionally made UC4 an easy product to learn and an enjoyable product to use. These features should be added to the AWI.

    1. Context-sensitive help with the F1 key or equivalent.
    2. Contextual menu when right-clicking on an object name, anywhere the object name appears. E.g., right click on the name of a LOGIN object when editing a job, and you will see the same contextual menu that you would see if you right-clicked on that LOGIN object in the Explorer view. This is particularly useful when editing objects that are dependent on other objects.
    3. Keyboard shortcuts for commonly used commands, such as saving, executing, displaying a report, activating the search field, etc.

    The Java UI has been deprecated in v12, and will probably disappear completely in a future release. This means that the AWI will soon be the only graphical user interface for working with the Automation Engine. If you miss these features and want to see them come back in the AWI, feel free to let the Automic Product Management team know. The enhancement request ID is PMPER-1729.



  • 2.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 06, 2016 11:23 AM
    Drag-and-drop from explorer windows to workflows/schedules is another feature I miss, but I must admit that this one seems unlikely to be added, given the fact that the AWI is designed around the paradigm of displaying only one object at a time.

    Update 2016.10.07: It is possible to edit workflows and other objects in a new window; so perhaps this would not be so difficult to add after all.


  • 3.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 06, 2016 12:00 PM
    There does not appear to be a way in AWI to reset the lock on an object that a user has open for editing. I just ran into this because I quit the browser before closing a workflow, and when I started the browser up again and tried to edit the workflow, the lock from the previous session was apparently still in effect because it opened in read-only mode.


  • 4.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 06, 2016 12:01 PM
    I found no way to edit object-level authorizations in the AWI.
    Object authorizations can be edited in the AWI. Edit the object and go to General → Object Authorizations.


  • 5.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 06, 2016 12:28 PM
    Oh wow, I did not expect this one: drag-and-drop to move objects does not work in AWI.


  • 6.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 07, 2016 01:24 AM
    restoring an object via drag'n'drop does not work; from the context menu you can only restore the object which will move it to the <no.folder>


  • 7.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 07, 2016 01:27 AM

    Hi Michael,

     

    >Context-sensitive help with the F1 key or equivalent.

    Is the online help in AWI working on your side? Selecting "open help" loads the pagehttps://docs.automic.com/documentationbut does not point to AWI related functionallity.



  • 8.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 07, 2016 03:16 AM
    Peter Grundler said:

    Hi Michael,

    >Context-sensitive help with the F1 key or equivalent.

    Is the online help in AWI working on your side? Selecting "open help" loads the pagehttps://docs.automic.com/documentationbut does not point to AWI related functionallity.

    The Open Help function in the system menu in the upper right corner of the window works fine. It does not, however, open the help page relevant to the currently displayed screen. F1 help in the Java UI does this, and it’s a huge time saver.


  • 9.  Java UI features that are missing from the Automic Web Interface

    Posted Oct 11, 2016 03:44 AM
    A small but annoying thing is the missing "Details" Entry in the Context Menu in Job Executions window.

    There is a Details Button on the upper right, but its not comfortable (and for myself not understandble) why this is an extra button and not placed within context menu.

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