Category Archives: DFFS Plugin

DFFS v4.4.3.0

After a loooong BETA period, and quite a few modification to DFFS and the plugins, I’m finally ready with a new production release.

There are a few nice additions like better backup / restore functionality with support for creating restore points, and new loader functionality that lets you load different DFFS versions side by side in the same site. This way you can do a gradual upgrade of DFFS  – one form at the time.

Please read the full change log to see all changes. You find the change log here: http://spjsblog.com/dffs/dffs-change-log/

Follow the download link here to get the new package.

Please note that the user manual hasn’t been updated yet, but I’ll do my best to update the manual within a few days.

Please post questions in the appropriate forum: http://spjsblog.com/forums/

Best regards,
Alexander

 

DFFS: New BETA version

I have made some changes to how jQuery loads using the “noConflict” loading option to ensure the correct version of jQuery is loaded, and that it’s not killed by other third party code loading jQuery again in the same page.

I need some feedback on how this performs before I can move it out of BETA. Please post any findings in the forum.

If it for some reason fails to load, please open the developer console by hitting F12 > Console and post any error messages you find there.

I have also added a new functionality to DFFS that lets “Linked rules and functions” (previously “And these rules or functions are true / false”) work “on change” to trigger the parent rule when the parent rule and all linked rules are validated to “true”. This setting must be turned on for each rule by checking the “Let linked rules trigger the parent rule on change” checkbox.

This functionality should make it easier to set up more complex rules.

You find the full changelog here.

Best regards,
Alexander

New version of the DFFS package

I have released a new DFFS package with a few new features and some bugfixes – you find the change log here.

The autocomplete plugin has been brushed up a bit, and the cascading dropdown plugin now supports an initial filter.

Both these plugins have gotten a new page with setup instructions – you find it in the products menu under DFFS plugins.

Post any comments in the forum.

Alexander

Cascading dropdowns – bugfix

SPJS-CascadingDropdowns.js v3.529 (October 10, 2016)

  • Fixed an issue where removing an option from one multiselect control did not clear the orphaned options in subsequent multiselect controls.

You find the changed file in the incremental releases folder by following the download link here. To update you must replace the file in the folder “/SPJS/DFFS/plugins”.

The complete change log for DFFS can be found here: http://spjsblog.com/dffs/dffs-change-log/

Dynamic forms for SharePoint v4.350 is out!

Production release is out!

I have finally finished the production release of DFFS v4.350 and vLookup v2.250 after a long BETA test period. I have not had all that much feedback on the latest BETA, and this can either mean there were no bugs, or that not so many have tested it.

I hope it is the first!

What is new?

The change log will be updated as soon as I can manage, but here is a few vital changes.

The installation process for all but the JSLink version for SP2013 has changed since the last production release. You find information in the updated installation manual. The user manual has also been updated with most of the new features, but I still have some parts left.

If you find a feature you cannot figure out, please look in the forum to see if the question has already been answered. If you cannot find it there, please post a new topic in the forum.

If you don’t have a user account, you find information in the top of each forum.

New license handling

All existing license codes (except the JSLink version) must be updated to a new format to support this new release.

This means you must send me an email to request an updated license.

Site collection scoped licenses

All site collection scoped licenses requires a “Challenge-Response” routine to generate the license key.

Please note that a site collection scoped license can only be used with one site collection. If you need more, you must upgrade your license. Read more here.

JSLink setup option

You find the “Challenge code” generation in the “Setup” page you created in the SPJS library.

CEWP setup option

You find a “License” tab in the backend or DFFS. The license added here will affect all DFFS instances in the current site.

Important information

I try to maintain backwards compatibility with older versions, but I cannot guarantee that all old configurations will upgrade without issues.

Back up you configuration before upgrading

Please BACK UP your configuration first by going to the Misc tab and Export the configuration to a text file.

This way you can restore your previous version if something did not perform as expected.

Plugins

All the plugins used with DFFS is included in this package

Download

Get the package here

Installation

See installation manual and user manual.

Best regards,
Alexander

 

 

 

DFFS and vLookup BETA 3

The documentation is not updated with the BETA 3 changes. This will follow as soon as I can manage.
You find the updated files here

I have finally finished the hopefully last BETA of DFFS and vLookup.

The DFFS BETA 3 is compatible with SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013, but the BETA 3 of vLookup is for SP2010 and 2013 only. I have not updated vLookup for SP 2007.

Normally, BETA 3 would contain only bugfixes from BETA 2, but I ended up adding a few new features also – like “print” and “email”, a visually brushed-up DFFS backend, and a bit more.

Use the “help icons” in DFFS backend to learn about the new features. See “Documentation” below for more info.

License code handling

The license code has now moved into the DFFS backend configuration (not for the JSLink version).

I have also updated the license code validation to make all versions use the same “format” on the license code.

This mean all but the JSLink version license codes must be updated.

If you have a valid DFFS v4 license you can send me the old license code, and I’ll send you a new one – free of charge.

Please note

I cannot guarantee full backwards compatibility for all older configurations. Please BACK UP your configuration first by going to the Misc tab and Export the configuration to a text file.

This way you can restore your previous version if something did not perform as expected.

Documentation

I have put in a HUGE amount of work in this new version, and as is is long overdue my original release date, I was keen to get it published as soon as I possibly could.

This means I have not been able to update all the documentation for the new version.  This will follow – hopefully tomorrow, but here is a few short notes.

Installation of “CEWP” version

(all but the JSLink verson of SharePoint 2013.)

I have now added a folder “CEWP” to the download package. This contains updated versions of the “DFFS_frontend_CEWP.html”, “DFFS_frontend_overlay.html” and “DFFS_backend_CEWP.html”.

The recommended location for all the DFFS files is in a document library named “SPJS” in the root of each site (or in the root of the site collection).

When the solution is out of BETA

You must update your existing CEWP code to use the latest DFFS and plugins from this package. Ideally, you should change all existing CEWP’s in all your forms to point to the new files. This will make future updates easier to manage as all files has it’s designated location.

Special focus points for testing

The one point I’m most keen to get reports on, is large lists with a lot of rules. I have changed the trigger handling part of the code, and hope it has become more efficient. If you find your form using a long time to load, please consider reworking the rules, and utilize the new functionality to “Stop if this rule = true, and jump to” functionality on the triggers.

You can also control the “reversing” for each individual rule to prevent unnecessary processing of “reversed rules”.

Questions and feedback

Use the forum for all issues with general interest. If you don’t already have an user account, you find instructions in the sticky post in the top of the forum.

Best regards,
Alexander