Hi everyone, just wanted to pop on here to tell you about my FAVORITE new feature from the 19.05 update for EDMCS. (Well, so far favorite. I am still working through the updates from May… there are quite a few!)
As you may recall for on-premise DRM, one of the nice features was being able to customize the hierarchy view panel with any properties that may be useful for context. So if you had a description field, or membership property, you could put them into the hierarchy panel for users to see next to the node name.
And as you may recall, EDMCS does not let you customize the Viewpoint hierarchy view – and defaults only to the Name and Description fields. This was especially annoying in the Oracle Cloud Financials Views, as the description of the nodes is held in the “Description US” property, and there was no way of choosing that property to display in the hierarchy panel.
Until now! The 19.05 Update released functionality for you to customize the Viewpoint hierarchy view to display any properties that are on the Viewpoint Node Types.
To enable a property, open the View and find a Viewpoint. In my Kate’s Candy Shop example, I’m viewing the Product hierarchy “Tree” for Oracle Cloud Financials. You can see in the right-hand property panel that the Description US property holds my descriptions, which would be helpful to see in the left-side hierarchy panel.
If you click the “…” on the Viewpoint and select Inspect, go to the Properties tab.
Find the property you want to display on the panel; press “Edit” in the top right and then select the “As Column” to add it to the hierarchy panel for the Viewpoint. Press “Save” to save changes. You can select up to 10 properties!
The Viewpoint will need to be reloaded, so you may get a warning message to click through. Once it reloads, you should be able to see your selected properties in the panel. Much better!
Now you can actually see the description of the Products in the panel. Adds great subject matter context and enriches the user experience.
More posts to come on new features. If you have a topic or question you’d like to see on the blog, please send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks for reading!