What are the new best practices for upgrading TRIRIGA apps?


Object Labels and Revisions

Starting in TRIRIGA 3.5.3, consider converting the TRIRIGA as-shipped objects that you renamed and modified back to the TRIRIGA objects from which they originated.

The purpose of the new conversion process is to enable the objects to use the new TRIRIGA object revisioning capabilities while preserving your object modifications. When you make future modifications to the objects, the modifications are saved in object revisions. Ultimately, the object revisioning and object labeling capabilities and tools aid in the future upgrade of your TRIRIGA applications.

Resources

For more information, see the documents, (1) “Converting your modified TRIRIGA objects to use the TRIRIGA revisioning features and application upgrade best practices” and (2) “Best practices for upgrading your TRIRIGA applications“.

[Admin: This post is related to the 09.24.15 post about the best practices for configuring and upgrading TRIRIGA applications. To see other related posts, use the Best Practices tag or Object Label tag.]

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IV97419: Object Label Manager has forms with the same object name


When the user go through the Object Label Manager to access a form and change the name. The system allows you to name it the same as another form, resulting in duplicate form names. There is currently no error handling for this. Meanwhile, if you access the form from the Form Builder itself and try naming it the same as another, the system will give you an error.

The issue was that the link into Form Builder from Object Label Manager’s Labeled Objects tab was not passing in the module ID and the BO ID for the form, thus the unique name validation for the module was failing to occur. This fix obtains the the module ID and BO ID for the form selected and correctly passes it to Form Builder. Moving forward, we resolved an issue in Object Label Manager, where opening a form from a link under the Labeled Objects tab would allow a user to change the name of the opened form to a name that already existed in the form’s module.

[Admin: To see other related posts, use the Object Label Manager tag.]

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Why are different object labels displayed for the selected label?


Why are different object labels displayed for the object label that I selected in Object Label Manager?

In IBM TRIRIGA 3.5.2, this is new and it is working as designed… The list of objects on the Labeled Objects tab contains not only objects that currently have the object label, but also objects that previously had the object label. The current label for each object is displayed in the Current Object Label column.

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.10.16 post about finding information on object labels, and the 05.17.16 post about whether to stop renaming objects.]

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Why doesn’t TRIRIGA CAD Integrator complete the Sync Full process?


We’re unable to perform a Sync Full of CAD drawings if there are any people assigned to the spaces. Here’s the ci.log error:

ERROR [com.tririga.ci.sync.SyncServiceImpl](pool-1-thread-2) Sync failed.
com.tririga.ci.error.CiRuntimeException: com.tririga.ci.remote.shared.error.CiSharedException: Attach associated object could not find the association to use.

The CAD hierarchy for the custom configuration is not mapped correctly for triSubSpace. Custom business objects and forms were created for all property hierarchy items. But the existing triSubSpace CAD hierarchy node for triSubSpace was not changed. It still references “Space Mapping”, instead of “cstSpace Mapping”. This means both space mappings are part of the application definition (which have different forms). This was causing the Sync Full to fail. Updating the triSubSpace hierarchy node to point to the cstSpaceMapping will resolve this error.

[Admin: This post is related to the 09.12.16 post about a Sync failure in CI, and the 08.05.16 post about a Sync Full error in CI.]

[Admin: As a side note, with the 3.5.1 introduction of object labels and revisions, you’re not required in 3.5.1 or later to use the classic “cst” naming convention any more. For reference, here are the new naming convention best practices.]

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Why aren’t service requests available after customizing form?


When submitting a Change Space or Need Space request, I see the following message when I click on the Create Draft button:

“No services are available under the Service Request section for the building. Please contact the Application Administrator.”

If you look at the triBuilding form, it does not appear to have a “Service Request” section. Where should I be looking on the building record to address the issue?

This error is happening because I changed the name of the triChangeSpace form to cstChangeSpace since I needed to customize the form. If I keep my changes in place, I can rename the form to triChangeSpace and this message does not appear. The message also did not prevent me from being able to submit the request. The form name change also prevented me from selecting the Service Request type in the form, which I think is why the message is displayed in the first place…

As a side note, with the 3.5.1 introduction of object labels and revisions, you’re not required in 3.5.1 or later to use the classic “cst” naming convention any more. To others interested, here are the new naming convention best practices.

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.10.16 post about finding information on object labels and revisions.]

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Why don’t some objects open in their builder from OLM?


When you click the hyperlink for a navigation collection, a navigation item, or a portal in the Name or Type column on the Labeled Objects tab in the Object Label Manager to open the object in its respective builder, nothing happens. When you click the hyperlink for other objects such as forms or applications, the objects open in their respective builder.

When you click the hyperlink for an object such a query, form, or application in the Name or Type column of the Labeled Objects tab for an object label in the Object Label Manager, the object opens in its respective builder. This behavior is expected. However, when you click the hyperlink for a navigation collection, a navigation item, or a portal, nothing happens.

This functionality is not supported for navigation collections, navigation items, and portals. The workaround is to open the object directly in its respective builder. For example, open a portal directly in the Portal Builder. This functionality has never been supported in the Object Migration tool either. When you click a navigation collection, navigation item, or portal link in the Object Finder panel or the Objects panel, they do not open in their respective builder. Nothing happens and no error occurs. The same workaround applies.

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Can you clarify the best practice for revising OOB BOs and forms?


So I’m relatively new to TRIRIGA development. I’m doing some basic development of just adding new fields via Data Modeler and displaying them on the forms. However, I’ve come across some TRIRIGA development rule about the prefix and suffix of certain data elements. So I just want to clarify what I did.

  • 1. I revised the triBuilding business object and added a new field called “cstBuildingCodeTX”. Published.
  • 2. I revised the triBuilding form and added that new field “cstBuildingCodeTX” to the screen. Published. (Note: I made a copy of the original triBuilding form and titled it “BackuptriBuilding”. This way, I could always compare this original to the changes I made to the updated triBuilding form.)

Is this best practice? If not, what should have I done instead? Also, we recently upgraded to 3.5.1 and read that there is some type of revision tracking instead? Thanks in advance.

[Admin: This post is related to the 06.10.16 post about object labels and revisions.]

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