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Tech Tuesday: Useful Javascript Commands

With the launch of SmartConnect.com, another scripting language has been introduced for users to create new calculated columns and scripts. We’re going to take a quick look at a couple useful scripts and commands that will assist in building out integrations. For these examples I’ll describe what each script should help with, then list out…

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Tech Tuesday: Could not retrieve the next number in the sequence

I ran across something interesting the other day that I can’t say that I’ve heard of happening in about 15 years of experience. While I don’t know that we’ll see this again for another 15 years, the troubleshooting process was interesting, and I thought would be worthwhile to look at. To set the stage: The…

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Tech Tuesday: Why Extender Security is Company Specific

I talk to many people who have issues setting up security for Extender windows. The main thing that people must remember when setting up security for Extender is that Extender security is always company specific. Therefore, you need to setup a security task per company and not globally. Standard GP security is global, the same…

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Tech Tuesday: Getting Extender Data to Appear in SmartList

An issue popped up recently where a customer was not getting Extender data to appear in SmartList.  They do not have SmartList Builder (though we would recommend it) and the data was being populated previously. The issue turned out to be that the Auto-update SmartLists option checkbox in the Extender Options window had been unchecked. To turn…

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Tech Tuesday: Using GETMAPXML/VAR to pass in parameters to a map and getting the data back

While we position SmartConnect as a tool where you don’t need to be a developer to create integrations, we have quite a few developers that want to take advantage of our interface but have all of the power to call a map whenever needed. In the example below we will explore using the GETMAPXML funtion…

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Tech Thursday: SmartConnect and Windows Platform FIPS Encryption Policy

We haven’t seen it a lot, but more often lately and interesting enough a problem that I thought I’d write a blog article on this issue. In this blog article, we’ll define what the Windows Platform FIPS Encryption Policy is and then how we can make SmartConnect work with this policy enabled. So, the easy…

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Tech Tuesday: How to manually activate and deactivate SalesForce Apex Triggers

Real time SalesForce data sources make use of what are called Apex Triggers. When you register the map, it creates an Apex Trigger, when you unregister the map, it removes the Apex Trigger. However, on occasion, you might want to activate and deactivate these triggers manually instead of going into SmartConnect and registering and unregistering…

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Tech Thursday: New Field Types in Extender

We have added two new field types to Extender, Website and Email Address. As you can see in the screenshot below the 2 new field types were added to an Extender window.  One for the Vendor Website and one for the Contact email address.These new fields will work on an Extender form as well, just…

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