i4connected Knowledgebase 5.6

i4designer Applications mappings

Abstract

Learn how to configure application mappings at level of i4connected and link them to an i4designer project.

The i4designer application projects can be published to the i4connected environment by means of a mapping system.

The scope of the mapping system is to link i4designer projects to predefined i4connected applications and keep the i4designer visualizations up to date, each time a project is published.

Tip

For more details about the WEBfactory's i4designer product please also visit our technical documentation here.

Viewing the list of Application mappings

The i4connected Application mappings are listed in the Applications panel which can be accessed by clicking the tile with the same name.

Users having the View applications and / or View all applications permissions enabled can see applications that they own or have been assigned to their user, by a system administrator.

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The Applications panel

Regardless of the user's permission level, the list of Applications features a simple filtering mechanism allowing the users to easily pin point the desired Application.

Tip

For more details about the simple filtering mechanism please also check this article.

The Refresh toolbar button allows the user to manually update the list contents.

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The Refresh button

Applications are displayed as cards, distributed in a scroll-able list view. Each Application card displays the Application name and description. By clicking a listed Application a drill-down panel is opened displaying the i4designer project visualization.

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Example of an Application displayed in view mode

Note

Based on the security settings established at level of i4designer, the i4connected user can interact with the project components.

Adding new Applications

Based on the user's permissions, the Applications panel features a set of management options allowing the user to create new application or to edit the existing ones.

Hence, users having the Manage applications permission enabled can add new application mappings, by clicking the Add toolbar button.

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The Add application button

The Add application panel features the following settings:

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  • Application name - the name of the application.

  • Application description - the user-friendly description of the application.

  • Select owner - name of the new Application owner.

    Note

    When adding a new Application the creator user is by default set as owner.

    However, the owner can be changed after the Application was saved, by all users having at least the Manage applications permission enabled.

  • Application connection code - the code of the i4designer project that enables the connection between i4designer and i4connected environments.

    There cannot be multiple applications using the same connection code. Hence, if the user tries to reuse another application's connection code a validation error will be triggered.

    Tip

    The application connection code needs to be copied from the i4designer source project and pasted in the i4connected application.

    The i4connected Connection Code can be found in Control Center, associated to your i4designer project.

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    The i4connected Connection Code at level of i4designer

After filling in all the required settings the user can click the Save button to add the new Application to the list, or the Close button to close the panel without saving the new entity.

Editing Applications

By clicking the Edit buton associated to a listed Application, users having the Manage applications permission enabled can change the settings of an Application.

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The Edit Application button

When opening an Application in edit mode, the user can change all the application information and settings:

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The Edit application panel

  • Application name - the name of the application can be updated

  • Application description - the description of the application can be updated

  • Application owner - the owner of the application can be updated by clicking the owner selector button. The Select Users panel is opened allowing the user to chose the Application's owner.

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    The Select users panel

  • Application connection code - the conection code of the application can be updated.

After processing all the necessary changes, the user can click the Save button to update the selected Application, or the Close button to close the panel without saving any changes.

Deleting Applications

Redundant Application mappings can be deleted by users having the Manage applications permission enabled while in edit mode, by clicking the Delete toolbar button.

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The Delete button

The Delete application panel displays a confirmation code that the user is required to manually fill in, in order to proceed with the delete operation.

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The Delete application panel

Warning

Before confirming the application deletion, the user should pay attention to the consequences involved by this operation.

In case the typed deletion code is incorrect, the system will warn the user and prevent the deletion operation.

If the correct deletion code has been typed, pressing the Delete button will permanently remove the Application.

Managing Applications role assignments

Users having the Manage applications permission enabled can add Application roles assignments by clicking the Users toolbar button of the Edit application panel.

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The Users button

The Application role assignments panel lists all the users assigned to the selected Application. In this view, the already assigned users can be updated or new users can be added.

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The Application role assignments panel

Tip

For more details about the Entity role assignments function, please also visit the dedicated article here.