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Siebel Open UI annoying message on popup close
We recently upgraded to Patchset 11 as it promised improvement in performance up to 35% (in some areas) along with other things but after upgrading we encountered a really weird functionality (seems like a bug). After applying the patch if you try to close any popup using “X” button then you get another popup saying “Click OK to discard unsaved data and close all popups.” (more…) [more]
Tooltips makover – Siebel Open UI
Few weeks back I had published a post that showcased how you can use power of Siebel Open UI to actually implement tooltips for fields in List and Form applets in truly SRF independent way. If you haven’t gone through the post I would suggest doing that before continuing. You will also be able to see it in action next year in first ever Siebel Open UI book published by packt along with several other advanced example that allow to fully understand and use power of Open UI for creating truly wonderful User Experience. So, don't forget to get [more]
Debugging techniques with Google Chrome – Siebel Open UI
Who ever has experience with Open UI must have understood by now that it is very difficult to debug even a moderately complex code in PM/PR using traditional methods. The most common and simplest technique to debug Javascript code is putting SiebelJS.Log/console.log/alert at various points to check state/status of function/variables in Developer Tools console to see the Output. In this post I am going to discuss debugging techniques using chrome that I use while developing in Open UI. (more…) [more]
Fixing Textarea in Siebel Open UI
In Siebel HI application all the description fields or the fields that were suppose to hold large amount of data (controls with HTML Type as “TextArea”) you would see an icon on the side of the field.Clicking on that icon opens up a popup allows you to view and edit the text in the field.                     (more…) [more]
Writing script on client side in Siebel is a nightmare. In the name of IDE we only a text area where we have to write the code. Here are some of the major problems that I see with this Formatting is a real pain as the only way to indent the code is spaces. Hitting tab key will take focus out of text area. There is no intellisense or syntax highlighting Debugging is a pain. While thinking about use cases of Siebel Open UI I wondered if there is any way we can fix these problems. After doing some analysis [more]
I have gotten so many comments requesting the Siebel Inbound & Outbound Web Service PPT that I had created in past. The PPT outlines the basic steps that needs to be followed to create Outbound and Inbound Web Services in Siebel. The link in the original post was hosted on external file sharing website that is no longer available. The good news is that after searching through my really old archives I was able to find the PPT. So, based on public demand here is the link hosted on Siebel Unleashed itself so that It doesn’t expires in the [more]

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