Configuration Console Widgets Make Personalizations Easy

Continuing our conversation around the Web UI version of Configuration Console (which comes available with Infor CloudSuite), another widget you will come across on the homepage is Invalid Configuration. This is very helpful prior to and after CU when you're trying to verify everything to ensure whatever is coming over won’t break anything. In the event that it does, this widget will call it out very clearly so you have the ability to go through an make the necessary updates to get everything back to normal. This also works for personalizations and reports that might be updated (or broken, if you will), once those CU updates come out.

Of all the widgets on the new homepage, one of my favorites is Overridden Configuration. We all know that a personalization sits on top of a configuration. If you've got a global configuration on a list view or on a form personalized by an end user, you can very easily see who has those personalizations and on which screen or list view. This means that you can actually go into the Manage screen, click into that list, and have a full list of all configurations that are overwritten, as well as a count of how many times they have been overwritten. If you click on a specific item in the top, the bottom half will refresh and show you specifically what their changes are, or who has made which changes.

The homepage also has a column that says LPL matches, which is because users will go in and create a personalization just to look at something, but not realize they've done that. As an administrator, you can go in and delete those personalizations either by actor or by purging them. Deleting them will keep them in the system along with the audit history, while the purge will just completely get rid of it from the system. The LPL matches are a nice field to be able to quickly identify something, for example if you need a copy of any already-in-place configurations, so that you can go ahead and delete them. This is particularly useful if you're making updates to a base configuration where those changes get pushed out to somebody who might have a personalization on top of that.

Next week, we’ll provide a walkthrough of the console view and some of the finer points of the screen.

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