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Word merge support with Microsoft Silverlight plug-in

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

PRPC features that integrate with the Word merge capability are now cross-browser. ActiveX controls (which are only compatible with IE) have been replaced with Microsoft Silverlight. This plug-in must be downloaded separately from Microsoft, as it is not shipped with PRPC.

Some common PRPC features affected by this change include the Application Document Wizard, App Profile, Specifications Landing Page, Specification form, and Case Type Landing Page.

Prior to using these features, Users of PRPC 7.1.3 need to set up their client system(s) as follows:

1. Install Silverlight plug-in

Follow the PRPC prompt to install Silverlight when you attempt to use the Word merge feature:

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Or download package directly: www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

2. Install PRPC prerequisites

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browsers automatically detect the need for PRPC prerequisites and will prompt for install:

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Non-IE browsers will load a pop-up window when the user attempts to use the Word merge feature.  Use the link to manually download PRPC prerequisites:

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Extract the .zip file, execute setup.exe and follow the install wizard:

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Administrators setting up multiple clients at once may refer to the pzSLpreReqs.cab available in the PRPC 7.1.3 resource kit.

3. Restart browser

Log out of PRPC, close all open sessions and restart your browser.

The PRPC feature integrated with Word merge is now ready for use; Silverlight prompts are no longer displayed.

4. Troubleshooting

Silverlight installation requires access to your file system and a registry setting update to “trust” the associated Verisign certificate.  Contact your administrator if you encounter any security or permission errors during this process.

While Silverlight is cross-browser, it is not fully cross-platform.  Mac users may use Word merge features in Chrome via Parallels.

See the PRPC Developer Help for more information on browser setup requirements.

Use "alternate database" as report source

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

You can opt to use the the "alternate database" identified in the Reports Database field of the Data-Admin-DB-Table instance that supports the Applies To class of a report as the source for the report. This reduces the load on the database that serves your application when you run the report.

Stage-related audit notes

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

History notes for the following stage-related process steps appear on the user form's Audit tab:

  • Automatic Stage Transition
  • Manual Stage Transition
  • Process Stage Transition
  • Stage Skipped
  • Stage Started

You can select the ones you want to turn off for a given case type by copying the standard decision tree Work-.FilterHistory to your application ruleset and updating the above parameter entries.

Redesigned Process Modeler property panels

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Process Modeler property panels have been reorganized so that it's easier to find the properties and fields you're likely to want, and quickly create the configuration you need. To enhance ease of use:

  • Tabs were eliminated.
  • All fields are located on a single panel and are grouped by their function.
  • The most commonly used fields appear at the top of the panel and are clearly visible.
  • Field and functionality of interest to advanced users are organized into an expandable Advanced section positioned at the bottom of the panel.
  • Business-friendly labels and headings, and instructional text make it easier for non-technical users to quickly understand the meaning and purpose of each field.

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Create data page from REST integration

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

When you create a REST integration, you can choose to create a data page (and its related data type and data transforms) that can use the integration as one of its sources.

Quickly add an attachment step to your processes

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

The Attachment step allows you to quickly add an Attach Content subprocess to your flow. Once added, choose the attachment type and instructions to present to users:

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Add search fields to forms

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

A Search field type is available in the Form Configuration dialog. This field enables users to search for and select a specific record from a list-type data page. Configuration is straightforward, as shown below:

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At runtime, users search on the key field and any additional specified search fields. The user interface automatically refreshes, enabling dynamic results when selecting a search field.

Service level available for flows

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Service level agreements can now be associated with individual flows. This feature is especially useful for establishing goals and deadlines for flows within a stage-based process. The setting is located on the flow record Process tab.

Track the geolocation of audit trail actions

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

The geolocation tracking feature allows you to capture latitude and longitude information each time a requestor entry is recorded in the audit trail. A Map it link appears in the Location column on the Audit tab's History tab. Clicking the link renders a Google Map that displays the location based on the coordinates.

To enable this feature, copy the standard when rule pyGeolocationTrackingIsEnabled to your application. You can customize the "default always true" condition to suit your requirements. For example, you can set up a privilege or role that tracks only mobile users rather than all users.

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When you use Application Express to create a new application built on a standard Pega application (such as PegaRULES or PegaDM), the system enables geolocation tracking for all case types. You can disable or enable tracking at the case type level using the Geolocation tracking setting on the Case Designer Details tab.

To enable "Map it" functionality, create a dynamic system setting that contains your Google Map API license key.

Using parameters to direct flow

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

You can use a parameter rather than a stage name to direct the flow in the Change Stage Smart Shape. Select the Other option in the Select a stage field to specify the parameter.

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