Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part One

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In this article, we will cover the architecture of the service as well as set some homework for you to install Node.js Continue reading Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part One

Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part Zero

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Using Rollbase‘s triggers are a great way to interact with third party environments. However sometimes you may need to write a fair bit of code inside the trigger code editor to achieve this – what if you could reduce the amount of in-browser code needed?

In this series of articles, I am going to go through the process of building a Node.js platform to assist with interactions with a 3rd party system, in this case a CMIS compliant Document Management System (DMS) such as Alfresco. Continue reading Extending Rollbase functionality using Node.js (yes, really!) – Part Zero

Rollbase: Toggling a Field’s visibility based on another field value [UPDATED]

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[UPDATE – This only works for Rollbase 3.x. I am working on the equivalent article for Rollbase 4. Stay tuned…]

Sometimes you want to show or hide a field on a view or an edit page based on another field’s value.

Let us say for example that you have an amendment to a local planning guide – if the amendment has been endorsed as conforming to planning policies, then you want to store and show when that endorsement took place – otherwise it is not necessary to show or store such a date.

The rest of this article assumes you are in Rollbase, have created an appropriate object and have provided an “Amendment Conforms” field – which is a picklist of “Yes” and “No” – as well as a Date of Endorsement field – which is a simple Date field. Continue reading Rollbase: Toggling a Field’s visibility based on another field value [UPDATED]