Copy Applications to Other Data Dictionaries

 

This feature allows for even faster application development, as users can copy an application to a completely different data dictionary. Ultimately, this means that our Web Interface user can build one application and have it deployed to countless other data dictionaries in minutes rather than days. Here is how it's done:

From your Manage Applications screen, click the copy button for the application you wish to copy:

Next, click the checkbox for "Copy this Application to a New Data Dictionary".

Notice that the number "360" has been grayed out. I must copy this application as #360 to my new data dictionary. If the dictionary you wish to copy to already has a 360, you will not be allowed to copy. Instead, you will have to copy this application within the same dictionary to a new number. See Additional Note #1 for more information.

Next, select a data dictionary from the dropdown list. You will only be allowed to copy an application to a data dictionary to which you are currently assigned.

Lastly, click "Accept" to copy the application to the new data dictionary.

Note: You will return to your current data dictionary. If you wish to work on the newly copied application, you will need to change your data dictionary.

Additional Note #1: You can only copy an application from its original number. If this number exists in the other data dictionary, you will not be able to copy it. You must first copy the application to its current dictionary using a number that is available in both dictionaries. Then, copy the newly numbered application to the dictionary of your choosing.

Additional Note #2: If you wish to copy a retrieval to a report in a different dictionary, you must first report the retrieval to a report in its current dictionary, then copy it to the new data dictionary.

Additional Note #3: You can only copy applications to data dictionaries to which you are currently assigned.

Copying any application will only copy the application specifications, not any custom HTML/XML painting you may have performed with m-Painter.

Created: February 29, 2008 | Modified: December 23, 2011