Saturday, May 22, 2010

Enable View Source in Online HTML Editor

If you use the Pagelet Wizard or Enterprise Portal's Managed Content features, then you have likely seen the PeopleTools online rich text editor. With PeopleTools 8.50, PeopleSoft switched to the CKEditor and added rich text editor configuration options to App Designer. This allows you to turn any long text field into a rich text field (although I don't recommend doing so, as it can have a negative impact on reporting).

The former rich text editor had a view source button. For security reasons, the PeopleTools team removed the view source button from this release. If you trust the users that have access to rich text editor pages (like the pagelet wizard) and would like to re-enable the view source button, then add 'Source','-', to the config.toolbar array in your rich text editor configuration. Here is a fragment of the configuration file:

        config.toolbar =

Where do you find your rich text editor's configuration? The PeopleBooks appendix Creating Custom Plug-in Files for the Rich Text Editor describes how to configure rich text editors on a per-page, per-editor basis. To change the default configuration, open the ckeditor/config.js file in your webserver's domain directory. For example, if your web server domain is named portal, open $PS_HOME/webserv/portal/applications/peoplesoft/PORTAL.war/portal/ckeditor/config.js.

Accessing PeopleCode Rowsets from Java

A reader recently asked how to create instances of the Rowset class from Java. I believe the question was more about IDE and classpath setup than it was about actual Java code. But, since it can be difficult to figure out how to use PeopleCode objects in Java, I thought I would post an example:

package test.peoplecode;

import PeopleSoft.PeopleCode.Func;
import PeopleSoft.PeopleCode.Name;
import PeopleSoft.PeopleCode.Rowset;

public static String getOprDescr(String oprid) {
Name recName = new Name("RECORD", "PSOPRDEFN");
Name fieldName = new Name("FIELD", "OPRDEFNDESC");
Rowset r = Func.CreateRowset(recName, new Object[] { });

r.Fill(new Object[] { "WHERE OPRID = :1", oprid });

return (String)r.GetRow(1).GetRecord(recName).GetField(fieldName).getValue();

Notice that the first parameter to CreateRowset is a Name object and the second is an empty array. If I were creating a hierarchical Rowset (similar to a component buffer), then I would fill the array with additional Rowset objects, as described by the CreateRowset PeopleBooks entry. Another important difference between PeopleCode and Java is that the "RECORD" and "FIELD" parameters to the Name constructor must be upper case.

Here is some PeopleCode to test this example:

MessageBox(0, "", 0, 0, GetJavaClass("test.peoplecode.RowsetTest").getOprDescr(%OperatorId));

What about the IDE's Java project classpath? If your IDE supports library definitions (like JDeveloper), then add the JAR %PS_HOME%\class\peoplecode.jar as a new library and then add the library to your project.