For a quick overview of Forms Portal Integration Package, see Introduction to Forms Portal Integration Package.
After you have installed and configured Forms Portal Integration Package as described in Setting up Forms Portal Integration Package, the following component categories are visible and ready to use in your AEM sidekick.
Document Services Predicates
The Search & Lister component is used to create a portal of forms that are managed using Forms Manager, and to implement search on the forms listed on the portal.
The component is divided in two panes:
The Search & Lister component, when added, looks similar to the following screenshot.
The List pane is an area where your forms are listed. When you add the Search & Lister component the first time, it lists all the forms from all applications in your Forms Manager. The Search & Lister component provides various configuration options by that you can use to control various aspects of the List pane.
To configure the List pane, click Edit in the Search and Lister component to open the Edit Component dialog. The Edit Component dialog includes several tabs that provide configuration options described in the table below. Click OK to save the configuration, when done.
|Application Paths||Choose an application
Configures Forms Manager applications whose forms you want to list on the portal. By default, it lists forms from all applications in Forms Manager.
Click Add Item to add a field and select an application from the drop-down list. Add more fields to select multiple applications, if required.
Note: The name of the form or the application containing the form does not contain non-English characters. Also, consider the following limitations with using special characters in form and application names:
|Result||Number Of Results Per Page
||Configures the maximum number of forms you want to display on a page.|
Configures the results text (1-12 of 601 Results as shown in the above screenshot). The default value is Results.
For example, if you specify Forms in this field, the result text changes to 1-12 of 601 Forms.
Configures the page text (Page 1 of 51 as shown in the above screenshot). The default value is Page.
For example, if you specify Application Form in this field, the page text changes to Application Form 1 of 51.
Replaces the word "of" with the specified text (Page 1 of 51 as shown in the above screenshot). The default value is of.
For example, if you specify out of in this field, the text changes to Page 1 out of 51.
|Form Link||Render Type||
Controls the listing of forms based on the specified render type. The available options are PDF, HTML, and BOTH. For example, if you specify HTML as the render type, the PDF and Print forms are filtered out.
Note: The render type configured in Forms Manager overrides the specified render type, if different.
Configures the HTML profile to be used for rendering in HTML format. All available profiles are listed in the drop-down list.
Note: The HTML profile configured in Forms Manager overrides the specified HTML profile, if different.
Configures the PDF profile to be used for rendering in PDF format. All available profiles are listed in the drop-down list.
Note: The PDF profile configured in Forms Manager overrides the specified PDF profile, if different.
|Submit URL||Configures a servlet where the form data will be submitted.
|HTML Render Action Tooltip||Configures the text for the tool tip, which is displayed on hovering the mouse pointer over (the HTML5 icon).|
|PDF Render Action Tooltip||Configures the text for the tool tip, which is displayed on hovering the mouse pointer over (the PDF icon).|
|Display||Disable View Switching||When enabled, disables the option for users to switch between Panel, Card, and Grid views.|
|Choose View||Configures the view in which the forms are listed. The available options are Panel, Card, and Grid.|
|Disable Advanced Search||When enabled, hides the advanced search icon.|
|Disable Text Search||When enabled, hides the full-text search bar.|
|Style||Style Type||Allows you to specify No Style, Default, or Custom for listing the forms.|
|Custom Style Path||If you selected Custom as the Style Type, browse to specify the path to the custom CSS, else select Default.|
The Full Text Predicate component implements full text search on form data, such as name and description. Users can search any text string to returns forms that contain the text in their name or description..
To configure the Full Text Predicate component:
The Date Predicate component, when added, enables search on the listed forms that were modified during a specified duration.
To configure the Date Predicate component:
The Properties Predicate component implements searching of forms based on form properties, such as name, title, author, description, and status.
To configure the Properties Predicate component:
The Tags Predicate component implements searching of forms based on tags defined in Forms Manager. For information about tagging forms using Forms Manager, see Adding Tags and custom properties.
To configure the Tags Predicate component:
The selected tags appear in the Search area. Users can now narrow down their search based on the tags.
The Link component allows you to create a link to a form anywhere on the page. Consider a scenario where you are offering a training program, and you want your users to submit a form to register for the training. On your website, you have posted the program details. Below the details, you want to provide a link to the registration form. The Link component can help you create that link.
To add a link: