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Utilizing Field Values with Harnesses and Sections

Updated on September 13, 2021

This presentation is part of the Advanced UI Techniques Self-Study Course.


Field values within harnesses and sections allow for complete reuse of process flows and their components.

The out of the box Rule-Obj-HTML rule ActionDropDown is used to define the contents of the dropdown on the Perform harnesses within the action form.  Minor modifications will allow for the use of dynamic field values to work and to maximize the full reuse capability of flow actions.

The Work-.ActionDropDown rule uses a Public API method getLocalizedTextForString to return the localized value of field value instances.  To allow this rule to use dynamic field values,  the ActionDropDown HTML must be modified to use the Lookup JSP tag as opposed to a Public API method call.

The out of the box ActionDropDown rule is a final rule.  However, this does not mean that it cannot be customized within your application without breaking any guardrails.

Saving the rule with an Applies To class other than a class that inherits from Work- allows you to create your own version of this rule.  This means that the rule is found by pattern inheritance first before any directed inheritance finds the Work- rule.

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