Category Archives: Flex Client

Phil 6.30.2014

8:00 – 3:00

  • Attempted to deploy new FA, but got a blank white screen. The player is 11.5.502.110. Weird.
  • Formbuilder.
  • Took a quick look at Polymer, which looks cool and is along the lines of what I’m wanting to build, but it appears alpha and broken-y.
  • While looking through my code example I’m prototyping, I noticed that the code was using a Y.Lang.sub() call where it appeared that an object containing values:
    • {ANSI: “55000”, STATE: “WISCONSIN”, TOTAL_POP: 5654774, LAND_AREA: 54310.1, POP_PER_SQ_MILE: 98.8}
    • was being inserted using the following format as a way of building table rows.
    • TEMPLATE_TR = ‘<tr id=”row_{ANSI}”><td>{STATE}</td><td>{TOTAL_POP}</td><td>{LAND_AREA}</td></tr>’;
    • So yay. Lots of other good stuf, including type checking. So pay more attention to this one! (
    • Also, this means that dynamic forms and tables can be built, with strings and types fed in in the configuration argument
  • Here’s how the panel will animate:
  • Starting to combine the panel and the table/recordset. It’s going pretty smoothly. I’m still using the data array, but I’ll move to more form-based data tomorrow or wednesday. Nicely, the height of the panel resizes based on what’s in it.  And I should be able to use the same module for the login form.

Phil 3.20.14

8:00 – 4:00 SR

  • Backups
  • fixed __view_monthly_committed. It was not summing for year 2
  • Put together 2013 charts
  • Generate separate financial data for fake cognos data to test chart queries. Nearly done. Need to walk through with Dong and verify that all the needed columns are present.

Phil 11.18.13

8:00 – 4:00 SR

  • This has been the craziest two weeks ever:
    • Dad has heart attack while I’m leaving for a conference
    • Conference, plus the most delayed flight I’ve ever been on, arriving at 1:30 am…
    • Comprehensive exam and portfolio
    • Final paper for 760 – 6 pages in 3 days
    • And, wait for it – I get hit by a car while out riding on Saturday.
    • Looking forward to a nice, slow week.
  • Backups
  • Fake Cognos

Phil 10.18.13

8:00 – 4:00 SR

  • Deployed new Java. For some reason the integration server needs the 32 bit version and the production server needs the 64 bit version. MySQL next week.
  • If PM actuals are less than the outlays, make the PM actuals equal to the outlays. This is done on outlay ingest.

Phil 10.17.13

8:00 – SR

  • Deployed a new FA, and updated the DB
  • Talked to Chris about the YUIConf. Looks like a go.
  • More simple UI today, it looks like.

Phil 10.16.13

8:00 – 4:00 SR

  • Obligation and Commitments from FACTS are cumulative. Actuals are non-cumulative. Remove all the calculations summing up obligations and commitments by monthly and store monthly values from Cognos.
  • IE7 works with YUI!
  • Need to add search to “View Financial Data”. Rather than showing all the subelements, clicking on a row in Requisition Information (top grid) will show the associated detailed financial view. We should also add a search to Req Info.   The summary always shows.
  • Create historical record Cognos data table. We can use scripts later to integrate data into our reports…
  • Finished chapter 2, starting on chapter 3. Also got timers working from the gallery. One search, one bug, one additional search.

Phil 10.15.13

Phil 8:00 – 3:30  SR

  • The dialog for versions has a broken “dismiss” button.
  • Unlock project is unlocking multiple projects locked by the same user(?)
  • Trying out YUI on the integration server…. Success! Take that, IE7! Ok, maybe not. Just realized that I only ran the testes using the browser that’s on the server, which is FF. Need to try running on a client box with IE tomorrow. The most important example to run will probably be add_capability.html.
  • Working my way through the YUI cookbook. In the element_classes example (Recipe 2.2), there is a call to Y.log(). It turns out that there is support for a logger window. I found this by Googling “yui Y.log” The top result was  Which was pretty much what I needed. Using the documentation as a guide, I was able to integrate it, including giving it a global scope.  And then, after a few more minutes, I was able to add draggable behavior by adding “dd-plugin” to the YUI().use() arguments and them to the Y.Console.plug() arguments. For future reference, here’s the total code required for the console, with three lines of test code (bracket the code with <body class = “yui3-skin-sam”>):
YUI().use('console', 'overlay', "console-filters", "dd-plugin", function (Y) {
    // Console has no required configuration
    // In fact, you often don't even need to store the instance
    var cons = new Y.Console({ logSource: Y.Global })
            .plug(Y.Plugin.Drag, { handles: ['.yui3-console-hd'] })
    Y.log("Console info message", "info", "element_classes");
    Y.log("Console warn message", "warn", "element_classes");
    Y.log("Console error message", "error", "element_classes");
  • Skedaddled a bit early to get in some good weather

Phil 9.27.13

8:00 – 11:30 SR

  • Parent projects can only be created if there are no REQ’s. If there are, pop up a dialog that says REQ’s must be eliminated. A parent project has no visible REQ tab.
  • Add table_combobox_defaults with 3 columns 1) Editable, 2) Default value, 3) Table name
  • Unresolved discussion about REQ tracking discussion with Lenny.
  • Timesheets.

11:30 – FP

  • More paper

Phil 9.26.13

8:00 – 10:30

  • Backups
  • Non-meeting with PIT Crew. Some fire that Chris was working on?
  • Filled out new role paperwork. Got to use Bill’s justification again…
  • Status report for Tangie.

10:30 – SR

  • Continuing to transpose the “Sensory Substitution” paper to a useful format from the non-text PDF. FreeOCR is pretty cool.

Phil 9.25.13

8:00 – 1:00 SR

  • Backups
  • Got my permissions straightened out in Xacta!
  • Deploying new FA with DB changes today
  • Tangie needs status reports by next Tuesday
  • Create an “table_errors” table that has the application, user, date, time, query and error message, and take out the “Mail to Admin note”
  • Project Budget info has scroll bars. It needs tooltips instead
  • Budget info needs to be cumulative – i.e. add the current month to the previous month inside the Cognos script;