Ensure that the screen you wish to enable is visible and can be selected with a single mouse click.
To begin enabling an application:
- In Application Enabler Configuration, click New HTML-Screen or the Configure a new HTML screen toolbar button.
- Application Enabler Configuration prepares to capture the first screen you wish to enable.
As you move the mouse across the line-of-business application, areas of your screen are highlighted by a selection box (black box), which encloses the area selected for capture. Place your mouse over the line-of-business application you wish to enable. Move your mouse until the selection box encloses the entire line-of-business application screen and left-click to select it. It is possible (but not necessarily desirable) to select individual line-of-business application form fields (i.e., text boxes), in which case the selection box encloses the form field.
Application Enabler Configuration extracts the name of the line-of-business application screen and displays the Settings dialog box. In some cases, the line-of-business application name may not appear as you wish. Rename the screen by replacing the default name. You can use this identification method if the name/path for the application is static.CAUTION:
If you change the text in the Caption field and you are using the caption to identify the screen, the screen may not be identified correctly for your configuration. If this occurs, you must reconfigure the enabled application to reflect the changed caption text.
If the name/path is dynamic, you can enter Page Identification Elements for the page. These strings should be elements on the screen that do not change. To create Page Identification Elements:
Click New. The Static Elements dialog box is displayed:
Click and hold the click on the Finder Tool button. Drag the cursor from the button to the element in the application you want to identify. The Value:, Type:, and ID: fields will populate if information is available. The More Info… button will become enabled when no ID exists and/or when multiple occurrences of an ID exist in a table element. The More Info… button opens the HTML Table Element or Values dialog box. For more information on the HTML Table Element dialog box, see HTML Table Element Dialog Box. For more information on the Values dialog box, see Values Dialog Box.
When using the Finder Tool, also note the following:
- You can manually enter values, but the Finder Tool can more easily and quickly provide accurate results.
- If you have difficulty selecting values in Chrome, do one of the following:
- Drag the cursor from the button to the corner of the value you want to select rather than directly on top of the value.
- If the HTML line-of-business source code contains table structures with values placed within <td> tags, edit the source code to wrap these values in <div> tags inside the <td> tags (for example, <td><div>value</div></td>).
Select the Use selected frame check box if the element occurrence setting should be based on the selected frame rather than the whole HTML document. This option is helpful when an application dynamically orders tables that contain enabled information.
When you reconfigure elements, the occurrence does not change if you deselect/select this check box. You may need to remap the element, or manually change the occurrence.
- Click OK. The page identification element will display in the Settings dialog box.
- Repeat the above steps for each element you need to configure.
- When done configuring page identification elements, click Next.