Running Summaries & Reports in Batch

  Improved Batch Options for Summaries & Reports Job Streams   Often times, you may have the desire to run Summary applications or Reports outside of normal business hours or periodically throughout the day. That is, you may wish to automate Summaries to run to populate data-marts throughout the day. Likewise, you might want to […]

Using Application Preview

Using Application Preview   Beginning with the January 16, 2012 update of m-Power, developers will now be able to see their applications prior to building them. Throughout the build process, developers can watch their application take shape. Each time a change is made, developers can see the change immediately rather than having to compile the […]

m-Power Theming Plugin

m-Power Theming Note: This feature has since been deprecated. Editor's Note: This feature is only available for dictionary's utilizing the Retro Theme m-Power's Theming feature allows developers to customize the look and feel of their applications without the need to know CSS. The Theming feature applies changes to the dictionary Stylesheet directly from a styles editor […]

User Defined Views

User Defined Views   Configuration Adding to Apps Runtime Customizing Troubleshooting User Defined Views (UDVs) are an m-Power feature allowing your end users to customize applications to their specific needs. At runtime, columns can be selected, hidden, or reordered based upon what your end users require. Additionally, other display aspects can be customized including column […]

Adding Additional Functionality to your Calendar Application

Utilizing m-Painter to Create Additional Functionality to your Calendar Application   m-Power's Calendar templates give you many easy opportunities to enhance the view of your basic Calendar Application. In our case, we are going to add the following useful functionality: · Dropdown Lists for Searching · Hover Over Links In our case, we are going […]

Changing Maintenance Modes via URL Parameters

Changing Maintenance Modes via URL Parameters   When you utilize a Single Record Maintainer, you can set the default mode of the application to be either Add, Update, or Delete. But what if you want an application to add and update, for instance, based on what link a user clicks? Rather than making three separate […]

Data Dictionary Reporting

Data Dictionary Reporting Data Dictionary Reports allow m-Power developers to better understand the organization and hierarchy of their Data Dictionary. Developers can utilize Data Dictionary Reports in a number of ways, including: Viewing the Dictionary Dashboard, which provides numerous key statistics. Searching for where tables, fields, external objects, and UDFs are utilized with the Data […]

Calendar Template

Calendar Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Calendar template is a wonderful resource for developers interested in displaying their date-based data graphically. Most often, this template is used for managing Shop floor production, keeping tabs on Employee location (days off, on-site visits, etc…), or managing […]

Top-Ten Style Reports

Top Ten Style Reports   Reports offer you the ability to create fully functional Top-ten style lists which will restrict the output to a pre-specified number of records and sort by your Sequence field. This is perfect for creating simple reports where you only wish to show a certain set of records, for instance — […]

Group by within Reports

Group by within Reports   This document explains how to setup your report applications to take advantage of the Group By functionality and also contains information pertaining to additional configuration options. What is the Group By Feature & why do I want it? The ability to group data by a specific value allows you to […]

Improved m-Power Templates

Improved m-Power Templates Beginning with the August 2012 update, m-Power templates have been significantly improved. Specifically: m-Power JavaScript files have been packed (compressed) into a single file. This packed JavaScript file is optimized for a faster load time of generated applications. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) file has been updated and relocated. Your Data Dictionary’s style […]

Email Integration Template

Email Integration Template   Jump to: Template Specific Notes Application Properties Video Web Parameters The Email Integration template is an easy to use web application that allows users to easily import unread emails from a specific address to their database. While this template can be launched from the browser, it has no HTML layer and […]

Make Your First Application

Make Your First Application   When beginning a new application, mrc recommends that you plan out all of the screens before even creating your first screen. This provides a general overview for the entire project. When it comes to making the application, it is important to consider just one screen at a time. It might […]

Working with Lengthy Fields

Working with Lengthy Fields   m-Power has always easily handled fields of lengths less than 1000 characters. Beginning with the August 20th, 2012 update, fields of any length can be used within m-Power. When registering tables, simply add them as normal and the proper field lengths will be registered: Calculations also now support large field […]

Splash/Load Images for Large Reports

Customizable Splash (loading) Page   m-Power Reports give you the option of Customizable splash (loading) pages. On long running reports, users will see a pre-defined image letting them know that their report is running. By default, it is turned off. However, just a few clicks will activate this very friendly user feature. First, be sure […]

Output Reports to PDF

Output Reports to PDF m-Power Reports include the option to output to PDF. The painting for the PDF comes directly from the HTML presentation layer. Therefore, m-Painter is the WYSIWYG editor for HTML, Formatted Excel, and PDF. Options (shown with default) Page Size and Orientation: Portrait (8.5in x 11in) — (For landscape, use 11in x […]

Parameter Listing

Parameter Listing   m-Power templates allow you, as a developer, to specify numerous parameters at run-time to control the behavior of your applications. Below you will find a complete listing of available parameters. Parameters listed as "Work Fields" indicate that while m-Power uses these parameters, you do not have control to change them. Common Parameters […]

Add/Subtract Dates using the Java Date Translator

Add/Subtract Dates using the Java Date Translator **Note: This Feature Has Been Deprecated. Please use this link to find alternative features: http://www.mrc-productivity.com/techblog/?p=522     The Java Date Translator is a very powerful tool, commonly used to determine the difference between two dates (Most date conversion can now be accomplished with a UDF). However, there is […]

Duplicate a Data Dictionary

Duplicate a Data Dictionary   Step 1: Save current dictionary library. Step 2: Restore to new name library. Step 3: Change the JOBD in the dictionary library to refer to the new library list. Step 4: Start mrc and set your user profile up to use the new dictionary using option 40. Step 5: Take […]

Recreate only the Prompt Page of a Report

Note: This method is no longer needed, as m-Power now allows users to choose which screens they wish to overwrite How to Recreate only the Prompt Page of a Report   As you may have already noticed, during compile time, you must either choose to overwrite all HTML outputs or none of them. With the […]

How to Add Scheduled Tasks

Executing Task Groups Executing Task Groups Messaging and scheduled tasks can be used to automate many m-Power processes and can be executed in three different ways. The first is through the task and message groups screen. To get there, click Admin Menu, Utilities, and then Messaging & Scheduled Tasks. Once the task group has been […]

Working with Stylesheets

Stylesheets within m-Power Applications   m-Power templates utilize embedded on-the-fly-from-a-single-source stylesheets. The main benefit of this is that all style information is contained within the document. That means no matter if your servlet is run off of your application server, sent via email, or downloaded as an Excel File and stored on your PC it […]

One Click Data View

One Click Data View   Included with m-Power beginning with the September 7th, 2011 version, the One Click Data View feature allows developers to take a sneak peak at their data with the push of a single button! Prior to this feature, developers who were unfamiliar with certain tables in their environment were forced to […]

Created: July 16, 2013