Managing Changes with the Web UI Configuration Console

Let’s continue our discussion around the functionalities of the Web UI Configuration Console. It used to be that if you wanted to look at the LPL for a business class in Rich Client, you had to actually create either a personalization or a configuration to get to that base LPL, which was also the only the main business logic. Now, you can view the definition of the list, forms, card views, pages, menus, everything that can be configured and navigated to within the system, allowing you to see that base logic. This is helpful if you’re asked to do something that you don’t know how to do (like make a configuration in the system) but know that it exists somewhere else in the system. You can locate a similar configuration and then replicate that LPL for whatever you need in another business class, which is a pretty cool feature.

An exciting aspect of the Web UI version is the ability to understand derived fields are built, as well as what those conditional fields are. Maybe you're trying to understand some data condition or figure out why you’re getting a certain error. If you go into that business view, you can see the base logic of the derived fields, which should illuminate whatever issues you’ve encountered. Another way to troubleshoot is by looking at the action code to see what a specific action is doing in the system. Doing this gives you a better insight into the logic of the system, and what's actually happening within the code.

Another feature that is totally brand-new is the way you can manage changes throughout the system, which is one of the things that everyone is most excited about with Web UI. As technical consultants, our focus is usually on development when we are working on a CloudSuite project. This includes everything from customizations & configurations to process flows, user fields, forms, list views, and custom user actions. As you're building that out during an implementation, it's a little bit easier to manage because you're typically working in one environment. Once you’ve finished, you’ll move all of your configurations into the test environment (or your production environment at go-live) using the configuration export.

Next week, we will cover how to move configurations between environments with ease - see you then! 

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