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Imagine that you have a view where you have several form applets stacked vertically. You would like to allow users to be able to navigate from top to bottom using keyboard (Tab Key). Where you would like to skip read only fields, mvg fields and some other fields. This requirement is not possible in using normal field indexing capability provided by Siebel in Siebel Tools. I had this type of situation and I came up with a small piece of code when plugged in View PR would add Tab Index attributes to the form fields that are active and allow [more]
List Applet scroll using mouse wheel – Siebel Open UI
I was going through Open UI themes a really nice site dedicated to paid themes and plugins for Siebel Open UI. While browsing the plugin section I came across a plugin that was titled Auto-Scroller Plugin. The description said that it allows you to navigate through list applet (Next Page, Previous Page, Next Record , Previous Record) using scroll action (mouse wheel scroll) instead of clicking the icon and scrolling. I really liked the idea and set about implementing it and soon I had a working PR which included in a list applet allows following behavior: If CTRL Key is [more]
We are moving away from eScript and going towards JavaScript and in future you will be writing more code in JavaScript than in eScript. I believe that eventually Oracle will dump eScript and move to pure JavaScript since it is better, faster and leaner than eScript. It becomes really important that we understand small nuisance and behavior of  JavaScript early in order write better and efficient code. In this post I am sharing few tips/tricks/useful functions that I picked from internet and my experience of working with JavaScript which. I believe these are really important/useful and will [more]
Siebel Open UI – Modify Calendar control
As I had said in my initial post about Siebel Open UI that it has a long way to go when it comes to real project implementation. This post is provides another example reaffirming my opinion. Oracle has gone ahead and replaced the Active X calendar control and legacy SI calendar control with jQuery calendar control. Unlike Active X calendar control that could be customized using user and system preferences they have provided no documentation or way to customize the jQuery based calendar control. We were asked by the client to make the changes to calendar and make Monday as [more]
Siebel Open UI – MouseOver Tooltips – Solution details
In this post I will explain the details of the solution to implement Mouse Over tooltips in Siebel UI using View PR. This was inspired by Jason’s article posted almost an year ago and some of the code has been used as it was provided in the post. So, I would like to thank Jason for sharing the approach and initial code, with us to make it possible. There are two part to the solution. Tooltip Data View PR So, Lets get started. (more…) [more]
Jason posted an article explaining how to implement Mouse Over tooltips in Siebel Open UI almost an year ago. Unfortunately I was not able to get that working due to issues with qTip plugin. A lot has changed since then so, I decided to give tooltips one more try using the vanilla tooltip functionality that comes with jQuery UI. The architecture is essentially same with few key differences that are: No plugins used (vanilla jquery ui tooltips functionality) No PostLoad.js hacking. (View PR) Use JSON format to store tooltip data. (more…) [more]

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