Personal impressions of EMC’s hands-on LaB in Vienna
The first lab session called “Beginner” on Tuesday, 6th November 2012 allowed us a 2h preview of the new xCP2.0 Runtime (which is replacing TaskSpace) and the great xCP Designer. xCP Designer is the new unified tool and replaces the Process Builder, Forms Builder, Composer, Process Reporting Services and the TaskSpace configuration functions.
Business Objects represent the contentless objects in Documentum and are inherit from the dm_sysobject. IT’s comparable to the creation of object types in Composer with general attributes like label, value type and default value.
The expression language (SpEL) auto-completes contextual object-oriented phrases in dot-syntax. It is very easy to create complex expressions, because the auto-complete functionality allows only to use data in the correct relation.
Dan Ciruli told us that custom functions allow nearly endless flexibility and power.
Forms Adaptors have been completely replaced by Data Services. This Data Service includes Real Time, Historical, Full-Text or Task-List Queries. Real Time Queries are based on stateless objects and define GUI-driven a DQL query (you did not see any DQL in the wizard !). Second step is to create a results list and connect the output with the previously created data service instance.
A helpful functionality is to refresh the result set in realtime, the function is called “when an input value change”. So every time a customer types into the field the result area changed. Also available: refresh on page load.
Relationships are a very powerful function to bring data in a special context/relation to each other. Example: Country:City is a One to Many (1:n) relationship. Also available One to One (1:1), Many to One (n:1) and Many to Many (n:n) relationship.