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Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

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kndlny
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Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi,

 

I am trying to write a hint right next to a field.

 

Actually I have done it by html editor(please see the attachment) but I am having a hard time finding the source file.

 

Is it possible to do this without changing the source file?

 

If not, anyone knows where I can find a source file for Request Creation page. On the browser it says "..itg/web/knta/crt

 

/RequestCreate.jsp?" but there is nothing related.

 

Thanks

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AlexSavencu
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Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi,

 

you can use the Request Type Help tab in the Request Type window in the workbench.

 

cheers

alex


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kndlny
Super Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi Alex,

 

Yes, I know but what I want to do is just display the text instead of question mark.

 

Thanks

AlexSavencu
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi,

 

You cannot do that, since the text is rendered by the jsps that render the request pages, and as far as I know, the logic which renders the hint in your screenshot resides in the java classes - it is only available for several types of fields.

 

cheers

alex


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kndlny
Super Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi Alex,

 

i have just use the web developer(i.e. furebug ) of the browser. Just type the hint there.

 

But of course, that does not change the actual source file. Thats what I actually want to do.

 

And as I said, I can not find the related source file. I have already checked the java classes as well but I will

 

double check.

 

Thanks for the help

Utkarsh_Mishra
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Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

You can use TOOLTIP for showing the hints or include this hint in the field lable rather than displaying after the text box.

Cheers..
Utkarsh Mishra

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kndlny
Super Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi Utkarsh,

 

I did not quite understand what you mean. Should I integrate this tool with PPM?

 

Thanks

Utkarsh_Mishra
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

I mean that in your field "description" put this code... it will highlight the help as soon as mouse cursor comes over the field.

 

 

<!HTML--><p title="Your help text here"></p></html>

OR

<!--HTML--><p title="Your help text here"></p></html>

 

This thing works well and is tested upto HP PPM version 8.x. For 9.x you need to check it out. 

Cheers..
Utkarsh Mishra

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kndlny
Super Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi Utkarsh,

 

It does not work.

 

Thanks

AlexSavencu
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi, this will not work because HP introduced some security features (not documented, of course) in PPM 9, by which PPM no longer renders several html tags in the request page.

So, Utkarsh, if you upgrade to PPM 9, you should also consider this aspect.

Cheers
Alex

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kndlny
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Re: Anyone know how to display hints on the screen?

Hi Alex,

 

Thank for the info