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Enabling Signature Capture

Enabling signature capture requires implementing the required supporting field and column definitions, adding a signature control to the applet and, if required, configuring an applet button through which the signature capture dialog box can be invoked. A field can be configured as a signature control in any list or form applet. Multiple signature controls can be added to a single applet. Once captured, signatures are converted to an ASCII encoding data and stored with the Siebel database as ASCII text.

When enabling Signature Capture, the following basic configuration is required:

  • The Business Component field mapped to the signature control must be of Type DTYPE_NOTE.
  • The underlying Table Column on which the Business Component field is based on Physical Type LONG.
  • The Applet Control must have a control user property called Signature with a value Y. The Control's HTML Type property must be set to Field.

The Applet Control, by default, does not redisplay the signature data if there is data in the underlying business component field. In this case, the field displays as read-only and you are not able to see the signature that was captured.

To redisplay signatures, add another Control user property called ShowData with a value Y. With this additional configuration, the control is still read-only, but you are able to see the signature that was captured. For a full list of user properties available for configuring signature capture, see User Properties for Signature Capture Applets.

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