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Creating Form Applets

You create form applets using the Form Applet Wizard. The Form Applet Wizard helps you define the correct properties and automatically creates child objects, such as Web Template Items, based on the information you enter.

The Form Applet Wizard does the following:

  • Creates the form applet
  • Maps the applet to an applet Web template
  • Creates the controls
  • Maps controls to Web templates by creating Applet Web Template Items

NOTE:  The Form Applet Wizard can not be used when the ClientConfigurationMode CFG parameter is set to All.

To create a Form Applet using the Form Applet Wizard

  1. Choose File > New Object from the Siebel Tools main menu.

    The New Object Wizard dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Applets tab, and then double-click the Form Applet icon.

    The General page of the Form Applet Wizard appears.

  3. In the General Page, enter the following information for the applet.
    Field/Check Box
    Example Value



    Only locked projects appear in the picklist.

    Applet Name

    New Account Form Applet

    A unique name for the Applet.

    Business Component


    The business component that the applet is based on.

    Display Title


    The name to appear in the user interface.

    Use Grid Layout

    Check mark

    Selected by default. Siebel Systems recommends that you configure form applets using grid-based templates. Grid-based templates allow you to control the layout of the form applet using the Applet Layout Editor. For more information, see About Grid Layout.

    The wizard will use this information to create an applet object and define the required applet properties.

  4. Do one of the following:
    • If you selected Use Grid Layout on the previous dialog, choose whether or not you want the applet to display in Base mode. The appropriate Web template is automatically selected for Edit Mode.
    • If you did not select the Use Grid Layout option on the previous dialog, select the Web templates you want to use for each mode.

      NOTE:  In most cases, using Edit mode only is sufficient. However, you may want to use base mode too. For example, this is useful when you want the applet to be read-only until the user takes an action, such as clicking the Edit button. Or you may want to use Base mode only. Only one mode is required.

  5. In the Web Layout - Fields page, select the fields that you want to appear on the applet and then click Next.

    The fields that appear in the Available pane are those fields defined for the business component that you selected in Step 3.

  6. In the second Web Layout-Fields page, choose the controls that you want to appear on the applet and then click Next.

    All the entries in the Selected Controls box are added by default. The available controls come from the Model HTML Controls applet. This applet specifies the available controls and to which template each control is mapped. Users can modify this applet if necessary by adding or removing controls from the applet.

  7. Review the information displayed in the Finish page, and then click Finish.

    The Form Applet Wizard creates the applet and supporting object definitions based on the selections you made.

    The Applet Layout Editor opens and displays the layout of the new list applet ready for you to edit.

    NOTE:  You can return to previous pages by clicking the Back button.

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