April 17, 2016
By Vince McGowan, Sr. Principal Software Engineer
The Infor Lawson Info Browser widget is a powerful query tool that can be useful for displaying ‘exception data’ and/or charts, or simply to provide information necessary to do your day-to-day Infor Lawson work. In a previous post we demonstrated how to export and import Info Browsers and now we are going to show how to publish an Info Browser to the Widget Library.
Once defined, the widget can be published to the Widget Library by users with Portal Admin rights so as to make the query available to all users. Let’s look at how the publishing process works.
First, create an instance of the widget that is to be shared. Let’s assume we want to monitor Vendors with a current balance greater than $50,000. Open the Widget Library and drag the Lawson Info Browser widget to the canvas. The Settings dialog opens and we enter the following values:
- Title = Excess Vendor Balance
- Table = APVENBAL
- Check ‘Item Launches Form’ and enter AP90.6
- Click the Choose button
- Select the following columns: VENDOR-GROUP, COMPANY, VENDOR, and CURRENT-BAL and change the labels as appropriate.
- Add the following criteria:
CURRENT-BAL, greater than, 50000
Save the settings and the widget will query and display something similar to below.
Double-click any line in the table and the Company Vendor Balance form will be launched and the associated data record displayed.
Now that the widget is displaying the information we desire, we are ready to publish to the Widget Library using the Predefined Widgets editor. (Note: you must have Portal Admin rights to take this action). Right-click in the table display area to see the context menu as displayed below and select ‘Publish Widget’.
Once selected, the Predefined Widgets window opens and a new entry created. Although there are lots of settings available, only a couple of them need to be set.
Widget ID – must be unique. One suggestion might be to include the Title as part of the ID. In this case, let’s use S3.Client.Excess.Vendor.Balance.
Localization – values are needed here to provide a useful name and description for the Widget Library entry. One or more locales can be specified, but typically ‘en-US’ is the minimum requirement.
That’s it. Click Save and assuming there are no restriction to the available widgets (defined for Mango.Core in the ISO Settings editor), the next time anyone logs into Infor Smart Office the widget is available in the Widget Library.
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