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Operator presence record tracks disconnected status of operators

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

The state attribute in the operator presence record now tracks the operator connection status of DISCONNECTED, in addition to tracking the operator connection status of ACTIVE, AWAY, or OFFLINE. Operators are disconnected if their browser crashes, if they close a browser session without logging out of the system, or if the network connection is down. The DISCONNECTED status helps prevent work from being routed to operators who are not online or not available.

When the operator restores the browser session or the network connection is restored, the Pega® Platform updates the operator connection status to ACTIVE.

For more information, see Tracking the online presence of operators.

Designer Studio keyboard navigation

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Keyboard navigation adds speed and convenience to Designer Studio. To open the command palette and search within or select from a list of Designer Studio menu options, press Ctrl+Shift+P (Command+Shift+P on a Mac). For more information, see Navigate Designer Studio menus with the keyboard.

Enhanced autocomplete control with combo box functionality

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can now add combo box functionality to an autocomplete control. You enable this functionality on the Presentation tab of the control. In the combo box, search results that match the search criteria are displayed in a list that you can scroll through by clicking the down arrow.

For more information about how to configure an autocomplete control as a combo box, see Autocomplete Properties — Presentation tab.

Consistent authoring experience for sections

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Section references inside a dynamic layout have the same configuration options as a top-level section within a section (section include). Section references reduce the need for included sections, reduce the size of the document object model (DOM), and provide a more consistent authoring experience. You can specify a container format, set view and update privileges, and defer content load for sections within or outside of a dynamic layout. For more information see Harness and Section forms - Adding a section.

Refer to mixin settings in override CSS

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can refer to mixin settings inside an override CSS, which makes it easier to maintain and restyle your application. Properties for typography, border, background, and combination mixins can be referenced in an override CSS. For more information see Mixins in an override CSS.

Tour IDs and Test IDs in UI controls

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Many UI controls now support the Test ID and Tour ID fields in the General tab of the layout properties. The Test ID setting generates a data-test-id attribute to provide a fixed reference to a UI control for automated testing. You can use Tour IDs to create a guided tour of your user interface for users. For more information, see Test ID and Tour ID for unique identification of UI elements.

Test IDs and Tour IDs have been extended to the following UI controls.

Both Test IDs and Tour IDs are supported in the following types of controls:

  • Autocomplete
  • Button
  • Check box
  • Date time
  • Drop-down
  • Formatted text
  • Icon
  • Label
  • Link
  • Radio button
  • Text area
  • Text input

Test IDs are supported in the following controls:

  • Grid
  • Hidden text
  • Tree
  • Tree grid

Tour IDs are supported in:

  • Dynamic layouts

Flexbox support for all default layouts

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

To improve scalability, Pega Platform supports flexbox-based layouts by default in all its screen and column layouts and layout groups. You can convert existing layouts to flexbox-based layouts by selecting the Optimized code option on the Presentation tab of the layout.

For more information, see Screen Layout Properties.

Portals can refresh a single page in a dynamic container

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can use a single-document dynamic container in a portal that allows you to refresh a single page in the container without reloading the entire portal, which improves performance and security. From the Properties panel, you can configure an existing dynamic container for this purpose by setting the mode to Single Document and selecting Render as a single page.

For more information, see Dynamic container settings.

Tab groups are deprecated

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

Beginning with Pega 7.3, tab groups have been replaced with layout groups, which offer better performance and flexibility. Tab groups are based on the Yahoo User Interface (YUI) library, which is no longer supported on the Pega 7 Platform.

User interface rule forms now use layout groups instead of tab groups to place layouts in forms.

For more information, see Adding a Layout Group.

Layout groups support icons and titles in headers

Valid from Pega Version 7.3

You can now include icons or cells to enhance the design of layout group headers. On the properties panel, select Include icon with title under Container settings to add icons and titles in the layout headers. Also, the layout group control can now refresh the content of a dynamic layout if the layout is active.

For more information, see Adding a Layout Group.

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