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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.

Data Management

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Improvements to data handling were made for the Data Pages, autopopulate properties, and reference properties.  Lightweight lists were optimized.

  • Property references are now maintained on the Work Page.
  • PageList properties can reference a Data Page.
  • Auto-populate properties can be used in a seciton to show results from a Data Page.
  • Data Pages can run in “Page” mode as well as “List” mode
  • The "Rules Not Using Lightweight List" report was enhanced.
  • A PageList property that references a Data Page may be used to populate a grid.
  • Related autopopulated properties can now be referenced.

Integration

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Usability enhancements have been made to the integration wizards. The REST end-point integration has been improved, and XML parsing functionality has been enhanced.

  • PRPC services can return Report or Listview data as XML.
  • Work items may now be processed when accessing from a link in system-created emails.
  • An SMTP outage will not cause an application to stop working.
  • File listener will now read files using a leading asterisk (*).
  • XML Parse rule will handle schema validation.
  • PegaImageViewer will now work with Version 7.1.
  • Security measures are enhanced for SOAP connections to web services.
  • After generating rules using REST wizard, the Undo Generation button will delete all the generated rules.
  • Email wizard has been improved.

User Interface

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.3

Issues for cross-browser support for Designer Studio have been addressed. Improvements were made in run-time performance for data pages with grids, and a number of cosmetic changes and fixes were made.

  • Improved loading of Javascript files during saving Harness rules.
  • Login Performance improvements
  • A cursor pointer issue was addressed in Case Manager.
  • In reports, data in columns will now right-align.
  • Improved section validation functionality
  • Harnesses with screen layouts will now save when there is a refresh condition on a panel.
  • Outline View tree has been improved.
  • Improvements to Repeat Grids using Data Pages as a source.
  • Formatted text cells can be put into a grid to display the value of a property retrieved from a Report Definition join.
  • Designer Studio changes to support IE9 and IE10.
  • Improved designer studio layout
  • Designer Studio changes to support quirks mode in IE8 and IE9.
  • Improvements to SmartLabels in Data Pages
  • Tab groups will take parameters for pre-activities in a defer load setup.
  • Sections support nested dynamic layouts.

Dynamic layout improvements

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

The following usability improvements have been made to dynamic layouts:

  • Refresh conditions can be specified on a dynamic layout. You no longer need to create sections to create refresh boundaries.
  • Labels on an included section or nested dynamic layout can be specified with label-positioning specified in the skin.
  • Validation errors in a dynamic layout now display below the field.
  • Use natural label width for inline dynamic layouts so only necessary space is used.

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Enhanced layout groups

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Layout groups have been improved with the following features:

  • Added "Stacked" layout group that makes it possible for each item to be stacked under the other, with a completely customizable format that can responsively change to other types.
  • Include a section as a direct child without the need to wrap it in a dynamic layout.
  • Expand multiple accordion panes, allowing users to open any number of panes.

UI Kit for building and customizing UI

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

The UI Kit ruleset (UI-Kit-7) contains rules and skin for building or customizing user interfaces with the latest standard Pega UI, designed to ensure a responsive mobile-friendly UI.

By default, Application Express adds this ruleset to new applications built on the PegaRULES application. To use this ruleset in existing applications, or any applications built on a framework, add it to the Application ruleset list on your application form's Definition tab. Updating the UI Kit with the latest version allows you to take advantage of the latest features and styling. At the same time, this delivery mechanism of the UI Kit will ensure backward compatibility, providing a non-disruptive upgrade.

The UI Kit is delivered as a locked ruleset, and you can customize the rules by copying them into your application ruleset.

Fixed portal type deprecated

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Existing portals configured as fixed still work, but there is no longer an option to create a new fixed portal type.

Set X-UA-Compatible mode on harness

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Because Internet Explorer (IE) compatibility mode can adversely affect the standards mode in the Pega 7 UI, harness browser mode settings now expose the X-UA-Compatibility mode on a harness.

In previous versions of PRPC, this setting was hidden behind a when rule.

Pick modal dialog templates

Valid from Pega Version 7.1.6

Improved modal templates can be customized and used wherever a modal dialog is launched.

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