Friday, July 23, 2010

Javascript trick to quickly navigate views.

Siebel’s hierarchical way of organizing views under sitemap is a useful feature, everything is arranged under screens as per context. But sometimes the only way to access a certain view is to go via the sitemap, and specially for administrators, this means sifting through pages of links to find the correct view. Being an Seibel EAI integration developer, I find myself frequently visiting three main views in Siebel application, on my local as well as the thin client. Most of my work can be done on tools, but Datamapper Administration View, Workflow process instance and webservice administration views are my mostly visited views.  Inorder to make navigation easier, I used to create bookmarks in the browser using the GotoView command to quickly take me to a view.



But this meant and different set of bookmarks for local client, and a different set for every server/environment. So I ended up using javascript to do the navigation for me.


Create a bookmark in your internet explorer, then enter the text below for Business Service Simulator view


javascript:var url = new String(window.location);var p = url.substring('start.swe?') ,url.length);p=p + 'start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEView=Business Service Test View' ;window.location(p);


Once you have logged into your siebel application (local/server), just select this bookmark , and you should be taken to that view.


Here is the bookmark for Datamapper Adminstration View


javascript:var url = new String(window.location);var p = url.substring('start.swe?') ,url.length);p=p + 'start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEView=EAI DTE Data Map Editor' ;window.location(p);



Code junkies can edit the code and add any view wanted.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Just discovered John Mayer

Just discovered John Mayer. Nice soft care free style.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Toy Story 3 - best movie of this year.

We have been through half of this year, and the only movie which stands out clearly is Toy Story 3. I have always loved animation. I love the way animators are able to make people laugh. But I am even more intrigued when they are able to turn people emotional, or even make us cry.  The first time I saw this was in Disney Pixar’s Up! There is a complete sequence of storytelling with moving images and soothing background music, but not even a single bit of dialogue, but it turns the viewer emotional. The only that stopped me from sobbing was that I was watching it at home, and not in the theatre.  And now , I had a similar feeling of nostalgia when I watched Toy Story, specially the ending. Again, there is no piece of dialogue meant for the viewer, it’s just animated sequences of last looks, and silent goodbyes. And music. Beautiful music.


At home, I still have some of my old toys, salvaged and preserved in the drawing room show case. It’s a bit of younger me. And old monkey my dad brought from Germany. A toy dog which still barks if batteries are inserted. The movie made me think, how did I feel when I outgrew my toys..sigh, don’t remember.



If you haven’t watched Toy Story 3- you are missing the best movie of this year……at least, so far.

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