14 Understanding Hover Forms

This chapter contains the following topics:

14.1 Understanding Hover Forms

The hover form contains the context-based information that appears when the user clicks on the hover indicator of the hover supported JD Edwards EnterpriseOne controls.

See "Message Form as Hover Form" in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Foundation Guide.

The hover form can be associated with the selected controls in two ways:

  1. Using the Feature Authorization administration applications (P958973 and P958974)

  2. Using the system function, SHOW POPUP, and the Mouse is Hovered event

See "Message Forms" in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Form Design Aid Guide for more information about the SHOW POPUP system function and events.

14.2 Using Feature Authorization Administration Applications

You can associate a hover form using the Work with Feature Definitions (P958973) and Feature Authorizations (P958974) applications.

This section explains how to:

  • Define a Hover Viewer feature to a data item.

  • Define a No Hover Viewer feature to a data item.

  • Authorize the Hover Viewer feature.

14.2.1 Defining the Hover Viewer

You can define a unique Hover Viewer feature to a data item which you can associate to a DD item.

To define a Hover Viewer to a data item:

  1. Type P958973 into the Fast Path and press Enter.

    You can also navigate to this application by the following path: EnterpriseOne menus, EnterpriseOne LifeCycle Tools, System Administration Tools, and Runtime Feature Administration menu.

  2. In the Work with Feature Definitions form, click Add

  3. In the Feature Name field of the Runtime Feature Revisions form, enter a unique name for the feature you are creating.

  4. Select the Hover Viewer from the Feature Type Drop-down menu.

  5. Complete the following fields:

    Table 14-1

    Field Name Description

    Data Item

    This is the data item that you would like to enable Hover form for. For example, this could be AN8.

    Form Name

    This is the hover form that you would like to see when the user hovers on the data dictionary item specified above. For example, for AN8, this form W01700A will be displayed as the hover form.

    Application Name

    Application Name is automatically populated once you enter the Form Name.


  6. Click OK.

14.2.2 Defining the No Hover Viewer

You can select No Hover Viewer check box to suppress the hover form for a particular data item. The Form Name and Application Name fields are disabled if you select the No Hover Viewer check box.

To define a No Hover Viewer to a data item:

  1. Type P958973 into the Fast Path and press Enter.

    You can also navigate to this application by the following path: EnterpriseOne menus, EnterpriseOne LifeCycle Tools, System Administration Tools, and Runtime Feature Administration menu.

  2. In Work with Feature Definitions form, click Add.

  3. In the Feature Name field of the Runtime Feature Revisions form, enter a unique name for the feature you are creating.

  4. Select the Hover Viewer from the Feature Type Drop-down menu.

  5. Enter the data item you want into the Data Item field.

  6. Select No Hover Viewer checkbox.

  7. Click OK.

You need to authorize this unique feature to a form or an application using P958974 (Feature Authorization Revisions).

See Section 14.2.3, "Authorizing the Hover Viewer Feature" for details.

14.2.3 Authorizing the Hover Viewer Feature

You can authorize the Hover Viewer feature by assigning it to a user, a role, or to * PUBLIC for a specific form, application, or system code. You can enable the Hover Viewer feature on a text field and grid cell.

To enable the Hover Viewer feature:

  1. Type P958974 into the Fast Path and press Enter.

    You can also navigate to this application by the following path: EnterpriseOne menus, EnterpriseOne LifeCycle Tools, System Administration Tools, and Runtime Feature Administration menu.

  2. In the Feature Authorization form, click Add.

  3. In the Feature Authorization Revisions form, complete the following fields:

    Table 14-2

    Fields Values

    Environment Name

    Enter the name of the environment.

    User/User Role or *Public

    Enter a specific user or role or enter *PUBLIC.

    Feature Name

    Enter the unique feature name that you defined.

    Data Item

    Data item is automatically populated after entering the feature name.

    Form name

    This is not the hover form name.If you enter a specific form name, then the object name is automatically populated. This form name specifies on which form the hover feature will be enabled. For example, you may want to specify W01012B form to enable the hover form for data item AN8.

    Enter *ALL or enter a specific form name.

    Object Name

    This is the application name.Enter *ALL or a specific object name.

    Product Code

    This is the product code where you want the specific feature to be enabled.Enter *ALL or a specific product code.


    You can use any combination of the above values for the fields in the table.

  4. Click OK.

14.2.4 Enabling or Disabling Collaborate Tab in Hover Forms

See Access Send Email and Meeting Invite options from Data Dictionary items in the Foundation Guide.

To enable or disable the Collaborate tab in hover forms:

Note:

The collaborate tab in the hover forms is enabled by default.
  1. Type P958973 into the Fast Path and press Enter.

    You can also navigate to this application by the following path: EnterpriseOne menus, EnterpriseOne LifeCycle Tools, System Administration Tools, and Runtime Feature Administration menu.

  2. Select the Hover Viewer from the Feature Type Drop-down menu.

  3. Select the Hover Feature Name for which you want to enable or disable the Collaborate tab.

  4. Click Select. The Run Time Feature Revisions displays.

  5. In the Version Name field of the Run Time Feature Revisions form, enter SECURED to disable the Collaborate tab in the hover form. Enter UNSECURED to enable the Collaborate tab in the hover form. The Version Name field is empty by default.

    Note:

    The Collaborate tab can be enabled for the following hover forms:
    • Employee information hover form (P080100)

    • Address book information hover form (P01700)

    • Customer information hover form (P03B700)

    • Supplier information hover form (P04700)

    The versions XJDE0001 (UNSECURED) and XJDE0002 (SECURED) are created for the above four hover forms. The Collaborate tab is enabled if the Version Name field is left empty or if it has the value XJDE0001 (UNSECURED). The Collaborate tab is disabled if the value of the Version field is entered as XJDE0002 (SECURED).

  6. Click Save.

    You must log out and log in to the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application to see the changes.

14.3 Enabling or Disabling Hover forms

The system administrator can enable or disable the hover form at the system level in the JAS.ini file or in the Server Manager.

14.3.1 JAS.INI Settings

Use the following JAS.ini settings to enable or disable the hover form.

To show hover forms:

[OWWEB]

SHOWPOPUP = True

To hide hover forms:

[OWWEB]

SHOWPOPUP = False

14.3.2 Server Manager

The system administrator can select or deselect Show Pop-ups) check box in the Web Runtime section of the server manger to enable or disable the hover forms.