Custom report parameter prompts on Saleslogix 8.1
Posted By: nicocrm on May 23rd, 2014 in Saleslogix
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An important current shortcoming of reporting on Saleslogix 8.1 is that dynamic parameters are not supported. Those are often used to provide the user with a list of possible values loaded from the database, instead of having to hard-code them in the report. This worked well enough (kind of – the Crystal Reports dynamic parameters have some limitations themselves), but when running the report on 8.1 you will only see this lovely error:

Error message from Saleslogix

Thankfully Swiftpage actually provided us with a way to add our own custom parameter prompts and integrate them with the standard report interface – something which was rather painful to do on previous versions. This is done similar to other javascript customizations, by overriding the default object’s prototype to inject our custom behavior. In this case the “CrystalReportParametersDialog” object is the one that is responsible for creating the widget corresponding to a specific parameter editor and this is where we can inject our custom widget based on the report and parameter names:

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Saleslogix 8.x – Exporting a grid’s data to CSV client side
Posted By: Alex.Cottner on May 2nd, 2014 in General
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Sometimes you just want to make a form as client side as possible. Below is an example of how to export an Editable Grid’s data to CSV. This can be done from a quickform. This is just an “On Client Click” action for a Standard Button control.
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