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Tech Tuesday: Easily Run Multiple Maps from 1 Excel workbook

Tech Tuesday: Easily Run Multiple Maps from 1 Excel workbook The Excel Add-in lets you replace a SmartConnect map’s data source with an Excel table, which already allows for many possibilities. A problem comes up if you want to run several different maps all from the same workbook. This functionality is pretty simple to set…

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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: 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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