Customizing the DASH USER INTERFACE of Fatwire

Posted: February 17, 2012 in Fatwire
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Its always interesting to customize the existing out-of-box features given by the software vendor. Apart from being interesting, we might ght some times to customize the interface according to the clients requirements. We will discuss some of the customizations to the user interface, especially the DASH interface of Fatwire, in few of my upcoming articles.

NOTE: ALL THE CUSTOMIZATIONS I’M MENTIONING HERE ARE TESTED AND WORKING.
CONFIGURE THE SEARCH RESULTS SCREEN OF DASH INTERFACE IN FATWIRE:

Case 1: Change the SEARCH RESULTS COUNT of the search feature in the Dash Interface.

Explanation:  This customization is related to the search feature of the UI. We need to change the number of assets returned through search. For example, I would like to limit the search results to a 100 assets, instead of displaying the entire results. Hence, we need to find the properties file, in which we need to do modifications.

Solution: For this customization to take place, we need to do modifications in the UIADMIN.PROPERTIES file.

The file is available in the following location:

C:\FatWire\JSK\7.5Patch5\App_Server\apache-tomcat-6.0.18\webapps\cs\WEB-INF\classes

Open the UIADMIN.PROPERTIES file.

We have a property in that file called “searchresultscount”, which specifies the maximum assets that should be returned in the results, through the search performed by the user.

The default value of searchresultscount is 500 ,i.e., the following property is set by default:

searchresultscount=500

When searched for an assets of a particular asset type, the search results screen of the Dash UI displayed the following:

We need to change the above value to what ever we want. For example, if I want the results to be limited by 100, then I would set like this:

searchresultscount=100

Save the UIADMIN.PROPERTIES file.

Check the Dash UI’s Search results screen for the changes to reflect.

When searched for the same assets of the asset type searched above in the Dash Interface, and we can observe that the search results are limited. Verify the screen below:

That’s it…!

Stay tuned for more customizations in my upcoming articles.

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Comments
  1. srangach says:

    awesome dude!!!!!

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