The effort we have been making during the last year's is starting to take effect as it gets easier to use the system as a development platform and an end user application. It just gets easier and easier for us to add functionality for both use cases.
Change password enhancements
Force password change
Expire password after Application_ExpirePasswordAfterDays (global variable) days. Now that we can force the user to change their password it was easy to add a scheduled task that checks for users who haven't changed it for some given time period and force them to change it. You can activate the functionality in the scheduled task settings section and define the time span with the Application_ExpirePasswordAfterDays global variable
We add a standard message template in an attempt to give the user a more consistent experience. With this message template, the developer can emit messages of different types that will look the same on all modules.
At this point in time, we use the bootstrap CSS definitions which now have been moved to LDS. This is what they looked like
We now export enough information for you to be able to relate the Document record with the physical file on disk, making it a lot easier for you to import this information anywhere else. The additional information is the physical storage location of the file and related account, contact and all other related entities.
Invoice select assets
We extend the product line functionality by adding the possibility of relating assets to each line. Have a look at this video for a small demonstration on how that works.
coreBOS Mobile Interface
This month we start another long-running project whose goal is to create a flexible and powerful mobile interface for coreBOS.
We start this project by incorporating the work done by CRMNow (thanks!!) upon the existing project and defining the set of goals and tasks we want to accomplish.
API get related SQL: This is a very helpful developer enhancement that permits us to get the SQL that relates two modules. Simply getting the related function from the database, setting the global variable $GetRelatedList_ReturnOnlyQuery and calling the function, we will get the specific SQL that relates the two modules.
vtws_getEntityId: This helper function will return the web service module ID of a given module. Given the importance of the webservice API in general and in particular being executed from inside the application. This is a function we use a lot.
Application_ListView_MaxColumns: Very interesting option that unblocks the limit of columns you can have in a list view. Obviously, there is a physical limit as the space on screen is limited, but now the default is set to 12 columns and you can change that if you need to.
Accounts_BlockDuplicateName: coreBOS, in general, does not have many business process or logic implemented, its goal is to start from a clean state that you must adapt to your particular business needs. That is why we call it a Business Operating System and why we dedicate a lot of effort to configuration options. One of the few places that there is some logic is the restriction that avoids duplicate account names. With the addition of this global variable, you will be able to deactivate this validation.
Here we try to inform about all the action that is happening on the development of the main project and all its' satellite applications in a more human understandable form and also create a space where we can talk about our opinions and future ideas for coreBOS. Welcome!