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Preference to display banner text in Windchill User Interface

Preference to display banner text in Windchill User Interface

Per the request of Accenture Federal Services, enable a site-level preference which allows site administrators to author text which will display immediately in a banner in the Windchill browser. For example: "Daily Maintenance Window: 8-9am EST and 5-6pm EST. Notification will be sent for any additional downtime."

 

There is a capability for this out of the box but it requires modification of Windchill codebase files on the server (begin_custom.jspf and banner.txt) and a restart of Windchill. By adding this preference, site administrators would be able to set banner text without having access to the application server.

8 Comments
ScottMorris
16-Pearl

I agree 100%! We use the existing capability, but bouncing the server can be a big issue. It would be much nicer if this were a site preference that could be enabled/disabled without accessing the server and without an application restart. Even better if it had an image option so we can visually differentiate between the types of banner notifications.

 

It would also be nice if the banner was styled and integrated into the main window as opposed to an overlay in the header bar.

 

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jbailey
14-Alexandrite

I like this idea.  That being said, a restart of windchill is not required if you are only modifying banner.txt.  begin_custom is to enable the functionality.

RME_DH
11-Garnet

For an enterprise system, this is a must.

bmr
17-Peridot
17-Peridot

Will be possible in 12.1.1.0

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@olivierlp 

DeviVijayakumar
9-Granite

Yes - 12.1.1.0 enables you to do create and enable simple banner notifications directly from the UI.

3 severity levels and corresponding localizable strings, and enable/disable through a preference.

Anything beyond this can be still done using the legacy customization approach using the JSP and txt file.

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Also check out the following:

- ability to customize modeled enumerations directly from the Type Manager without the need for restart

-ability to customize UI text from the UI without need to restart

 

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olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Delivered

As per @bmr's and  @DeviVijayakumar's posts 😁

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Delivered

As per @bmr's and  @DeviVijayakumar's posts 😁

jbailey
14-Alexandrite

Will this be backported to 12.0.2.x?