Events Input Editor

 

Use an Events Input Editor to create and modify events using an appropriate customized format.

This functionality is used to replace the default editor so as to organize visible information in this window.

CONFIGURATION

 

Only users identified as “administrators” have access to the configuration.

These administrators can be:

 

  • the general administrator,
  • possibly the planner’s administrators. ​

 

Default Template

 

There is a default event editor template.

This template is used:

  • if no other template exists,
  • or none of the templates match the selected event,
  • or if the event can be edited with several templates.

To view this template, go to Global settings > Settings > Input editors > Events input editors > (Default)

The corresponding pane is then displayed:

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The only possible configuration for this template is the Always available button. Disable this button to conceal the existence of this template whenever a template is compatible with the event selection.

Tip

You are advised not to disable this button when testing the application.

Creating an events input editor

 

You can access the Input Editors menu using either the Global settings > Input editors pane, or via the Settings > Configuration block > Input editors menu.

Once you are in the window, right-click on Events Input Editors > Add a new input Editor:

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The corresponding pane opens:

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Specify the characteristics of the template, then click on the OK button to validate the creation.

These characteristics are:

 

Name

The Name field is required. It gives the template a name.

 

Description

The Description field is optional. It gives the template a description.

 

History

This represents the creation date and time and the most recent change to the template, together with the login of the user who performed these actions.

This characteristic cannot be edited.

 

Activated

This button determines whether or not the template is active.

Tip

Disable the button to make the events editor temporarily unavailable.

Event’s filter

Choose the filter that defines the events to which the template applies.

Editor

To access the editor and configure its settings, click on the bouton-crayon button.

The following window appears:

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Now build the editor using different objects to fill in or simply see the event’s characteristics.

The object types are:

Event attributes
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Select the attributes for an event.

These can be:

  • Start date,
  • End date,
  • Workload in hours,
  • etc.
Inserting a comment

You can dedicate a tab to comments on the event if the event comment has been enabled beforehand.

The comment can be selected from among the event’s attributes and formatted in the editing window.

 

Configuration Result
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Event resource headings
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Select the headings.

Important

  • These characteristics cannot be modified when using the editor. Only the resource itself can be edited. example: (Dimension 1)
  • Special case of the image : An Image type attachment item will adapt according to the size of the editor component.

Resource geolocation headings

Geolocation headings for a dimension can be displayed directly in an editor in the form of a card.

To do this, select the heading in the editor

Important

In order for the card to display correctly in the editor, the space allocated to the heading must be large enough.

Event form headings
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Select the form headings.

Important

  • If the entered form does not correspond to the edited event form, the corresponding fields will be empty.

  • Special case of the image : An Image type attachment item will adapt according to the size of the editor component.

Valuation items
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Select the valuations.

Important

  • If the valuation item entered is not associated with the edited event, the corresponding fields will be empty.
  • It is possible to choose the total valuation (which corresponds to the sum of valuations of the same unit).

Label input
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You can insert text blocks positioned in the editor. To modify the text, double-click in the created text zone.

The following window appears:

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Format the text.

 

Inserting attributes

You can insert schedule attributes into the text. However these attributes cannot be modified. To do this, Right-clicking the mouse > Attributes > Choose the attribute to add.

These characteristics cannot be modified when using the editor.

 

Inserting an image

You can insert an image into a text. To do this, right-click and select:

 

  • insert image from a file: select the image in the window that opens,

  • insert image from a URL: enter the image URL in the window that appears
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This image is directly converted in BASE64 in order to be saved in the schedule .vps file.

 

Inserting a resource’s icon

You can insert a resource’s icon in a text. To do so, right-click on the mouse or click on Insert > Attributes > Dimensions > Select the appropriate dimension > Select Icon.

An icon is displayed and can be modified by clicking on it (width, height…).

 

Displaying a resource’s color

You can choose the color of a resource as the color of a given text in a text. To do so, select the text then assign it a color in the color wheel.

Click on Insert > Attributes > Dimensions > Select the appropriate dimension > Select Color.

In the HTML tab, cut the code that refers to the color of the dimension and paste it instead of the code with quotation marks of the previously assigned color.

 

Child Events list

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You can insert an Events view enabling you to view the child events of the selected event.

Warning

This only enables you to view child events of the level immediately below.

When a list of child events has been added to the editor, you can create a child event directly in the events input editor thanks to the bouton-plus button.

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Configuration of the child events view

When a list of child events has been added to the editor, double-click on it to bring up the configuration window.

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Mode

You can view an Events view in the form of:

  • Details,
  • Table.
Title

Give the view a title.

Event filter

Select the events filter to display in this view.

Period

Select the period of events covered to display in this view.

Horizontal grid

Enable this button to display a horizontal grid in the view when the display is in table mode.

 

Display rows numbers

Warning

This option is only available in Table mode.

Enable this button to display the events row numbers.

Display totals

Warning

This option is only available in Table mode.

Enable this button to display the totals of the numerical, total column and operation headings.

Auto Format text

Warning

This option is only available in Table mode.

Enable this button to display the names of the VISUAL PLANNING attributes and entities in the Events view.

Color dimensions

Each event’s background colour can be:

  • a single colour if only a single dimension is set to be in colour,
  • and multi-coloured if several dimensions are set to be in colour.

Warning

If several dimensions are chosen, the colours will only be visible in Details mode. In Table mode, only the colour of the first dimension appears.

Display header label

Warning

This option is only available in Table mode.

Enable this button to display the names of the VISUAL PLANNING entities and attributes.

Example: Start day: 24/11/2015 or Name: MARTIN

Display short name

Enable this button to display the names of the dimensions to which the headings to display belong, or the names of the VISUAL PLANNING entities.

Example: Start day: 24/11/2015 or Name: MARTIN

 

Free text HTML

Warning

This option is only available in Details mode and if the Auto Format text button is disabled.

Right-clicking brings up an HTML editor.

Here you can create your own visuals for events in the view:

  • By entering formatted or unformatted text,
  • By inserting images, tables and event attributes.

 

Icon dimensions

You can choose one or more dimensions to show the event icons.

 

Icon size

Choose the size of the icons, from 16 to 64 pixels.

Labels

You can choose one or more headings to view for events or event attributes.

 

Font

You can choose:

  • a font,
  • a style (bold, italics, etc.)
  • and a character size.
Ascending sort

Enable this button to sort the data in the first column of the list in ascending order.

Disable this button to sort in descending order.

 

Lists of hierarchies authorised

You can shorten the list of events hierarchies allowing you to create events by choosing from the list of existing hierarchies.

 

When using this view, you will only be able to create events using the hierarchies chosen.

 

Add a “WebView” component

This functionality enables you to open an external input or viewing link, which makes it possible to add external functionalities via the VISUAL PLANNING interface.

Click on the button button-add-webview to add a WebView.

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Helpful hint

Increase the size of the component so that it occupies a significant amount of space.

Double-click on the component to display the dialogue box where you can enter the URL, then click OK to verify.

Example of an editor with a WebView component

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Delete

To delete an object, select it and click on Delete.

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To delete an object, select it and click on Delete.

 

Grid alignment
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The editor interface is divided into a grid defined by points.

When you select the Grid alignment button, the interface components are moved between these points. If you do not select this button, they are moved pixel by pixel.

 

Default title

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After renaming a component, you can go back and give it its default name again by selecting it and clicking on Default title.

 

Move to

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Important

This function is only active if the editor has at least 2 tabs.

To move a component from one tab to another, select it and click on the Move to button.

 

Tab Management

Editors enable you to organize fields on several tabs within a resource’s editing window.

To add a new tab, click on the bouton-plus button. You can rename the tab by clicking on the  button.

This displays the list of tabs in the editor:

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Browse from one tab to another to add the fields that will constitute the editor.

To delete a tab, select it in the pull-down list and click on the vp7_fr_bouton_supprimer deletion button.

 

Sort tabs

It is possible to sort the tabs of the editor. Click on the following button:

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It is possible to sort the tabs of the editor. Click on the following button vp7_fr_bouton_fleches_verticales

Preview
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You can preview the configured editing window.

 

Pop-up menu

You can also add components using a pop-up menu (right-click). The mouse cursor position defines the top left corner of the added component.

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When choosing components to add in the input editor, you can select several elements in one go by clicking on Select attributes or Select headings.

The following window opens:

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You can select the attributes / headings you want to add from a list. By default they are all selected.

 

Object alignment

You can align a set of objects with a single click.

First select the objects to align, then align them using the following block:

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  • Left alignment: The objects are aligned left with the event you clicked on;
  • Center alignment: The objects are centered with respect to the event you clicked on;
  • Right alignment: The objects are aligned right with the event you clicked on;
  • Top alignment: The objects are aligned with the top of the object you clicked on;
  • Middle alignment: The objects are aligned at the same height as the middle of the event that you clicked on;
  • Bottom alignment: The objects are aligned with the bottom of the object you clicked on;

Make uniform

You can make the width or height of the components the same.

Select the objects and make them the same size by right-clicking on the reference event.

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Naming objects

Some objects have to be renamed to correspond to business terminology.

To rename an object, double-click on the object to be renamed and type the new name in the window displayed.

 

Undo / Redo

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When adding a field, you can undo or redo the eliminated data using the corresponding arrows.

Event editor example

 

Configuration Result
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Modifying an events editor

 

To modify a events input editor, go to Global settings > Input editors > Event Input editors > Select the editor to modify. The corresponding window is enabled.

Modify the characteristics, then click on the OK button to save the events editor.

See Creating an events input editor

 

Deleting an events input editor

 

To delete an events input editor, go to Global settings > Input editors > Event Input editors > Right-click on the editor to delete > Delete.

The following screen appears:

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Click on Yes to delete the editor.

Important

You cannot delete a default event editor.

Duplicating an events editor

 

To duplicate an existing events editor, go to Global settings > Input editors > Events Input editors > Right-click on the editor to duplicate > Duplicate.

Carry out the necessary modifications and click on OK to save them.

Important

You cannot duplicate a default events editor.

USE

 

Assigning to a creation rule

The creation rule can require an editor to open whenever an event is created.

In this creation rule, you must therefore specify which editor to use when creating the event.

 

Opening the editor

An events editor is very easy to use.

When you Right-click > Modify on an event or a selection of events, the pop-up menu enables you to:

  • Open the corresponding editor if a single template matches it;

  • Choose the template if there are several matching templates.

 

Printing an editor

You can print an event using an event editor.

To do so, right-click on the event to print > Print > Preview or PDF as appropriate. The following window opens.

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At the bottom of the window you choose the appropriate editor in the Print according to editor field.

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