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  • 1.  How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 16 days ago

    Hello More Maximo Community,

    Is there a way in App Designer to edit the length of fields so that I can make them even?

    Thank you in advance,


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    Danny Richardson
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  • 2.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 16 days ago

    In Application Designer, you may be able to change the "Size" attribute in the Properties editor.  Caveat: off the top of my head, I recall there not being a Size attribute for Table Columns and for multi-part textboxes; therefore they cannot be changed via Application Designer.



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    Travis Herron
    Pensacola Christian College
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  • 3.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 12 days ago

    One other caveat is that the size attribute is not recognized if you are using the iot18 skin.  (link to IBM article)



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    Fred Conti
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  • 4.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 11 days ago
    Edited by Sid Ogden 11 days ago

    As stated by others, you cannot change the width of table columns nor either part of a multipart textbox from within Application Designer. However, you can edit the xml directly to modify table column width by adding 'width="nn" ' within the tag for the column. So, export the xml through App Designer, edit it and reimport it through App Designer. Not a direct answer, but a work around.

    This leaves multipart textboxes as an issue. The following link provides a method by which you can create your own 'zzmultiparttextbox' control. This requires an ear build to become usable, but then provides a way to independently size each part of a multipart textbox in a way similar to the work around above.

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/dynamic-width-fields-multiparttextbox-faisal-sayeedi

    I have used the information in the link above successfully in about 10 projects to date.



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    Sid Ogden
    GDIT
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  • 5.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Sid,

    Do you have used this with the iot18 skin?

    Regards



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    André Cordeiro
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  • 6.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Yes, I have. Very recently as a matter of fact.

     

    If we can figure out the logistics, we can get where I can show you the result, but I'll attach a screenshot as an example. You can see below that the 1st part of the multipart textbox is much larger than the second.

     

     

    John "Sid" Ogden

    Senior Functional Analyst

    General Dynamics Information Technology

    John.Ogden@gdit.com

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  • 7.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Thanks "Sid",

    We'll give it a try in our DEV environment.

    By the way, after that customization do you need to change anything before you do a new build & deploy?

    Regards



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    André Cordeiro
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  • 8.  RE: How to edit field length in App Designer?

    Posted 10 days ago

    Create the new control xml and place it on the server (per the link I posted previously).

    Build and deploy the ear

    Modify the application's xml and import it.

    It should work.



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    Sid Ogden
    GDIT
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