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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 22, 2018

Coach View previews in the Process Designer should resolve variables

The web Process Designer incorporates preview files to improve the WYSIWYG view of the Coach layout. However, placing a coach view in a wrapper complicates the ability of the preview to work correctly. If a configuration option is promoted to the wrapper then a copy of the preview handler files of the base control can be used so that the wrapped control responds to configuration changes made in the designer. If a configuration option is set within the wrapper and not promoted, then its setting can show in the preview as long as the configuration option is NOT promoted to a variable in the wrapper and the preview helper files are left out of the wrapper. This is workable if a coach view is being wrapped for an all-or-none use (that is a change in behavior added by wrapper or a statically configured control to speed up reusability) but it fails when a coach view should be partially configured or a composite coach view is created that can't benefit from a single helper file set.

The limitations in the WYSIWYG preview could be mitigated if the Web Process Designer interpreted promoted variables.

Idea priority Low
RFE ID 120365
RFE Product IBM Business Process Manager