One of the many amazing features of Geocortex Inline is its capability to easily integrate with Geocortex Workflow.
In today’s tech tip video, we’ll show you just that. You will learn how easy it is to launch a workflow in Geocortex Inline to analyze data across multiple layers in order to identify areas of risk or concern.
“Hi, my name is Colin Doak, I work with the Partners Team and I’m going to show you how to launch a Geocortex workflow from Inline. Let’s get started!
Let’s take a look on how we tie Geocortex Workflow to Geocortex Inline. Workflows can be tied to different aspects of a Geocortex Inline view; it can be tied to a band, a chart, or a feature within a chart.
This is accomplished using ‘Actions’. To create a new action, you have to go to the Action menu here on the left and add a new action. Actions take two parameters. The first parameter is ‘RunWorkflow’, and the Command Parameters for ‘RunWorkflow’ is the URL to the workflow that we want to run. We save this workflow and this action, and we are all set. So, you can see that we have a new SampleAction here.
Now, next step is to actually tie that action to an event in Inline. As I mentioned earlier, that can be either a band, a chart within a band or a feature within a chart. In our particular example, we want to tie this action to a feature within a chart.
So, let’s open up the ‘Federal Highway Disaster Sites’ band. As I mentioned earlier, you can see that we can tie actions to this band using the Band Actions.
Let’s drill right into the chart. And again, you can see we’ve got some options here, we can tie the action to a chart, that would mean that if you clicked anywhere on the chart, the action would be fired, but what we are really interested in is actually firing a FHWA Report action or our SampleAction from a particular feature.
Let’s go ahead and add our new SampleAction to the feature actions here. You can see the SampleAction is available right here, select that and submit. Now, we have a SampleAction tied to this particular chart and specifically, two features within that chart. Go ahead and save our template.
Now, I’ve gone ahead and configured this particular Inline view in Geocortex Web over here. You can see that we’ve got the Inline Viewer here. Let’s go ahead and select a range. In this case, we’re looking at a federal highway route. Select the range on the map. The bands populate.
You can see right down here that we have that FHWA, our Federal Highway Disaster Sites feature. If I right click on this, it brings up our Action Menu, and if I click on that again, we have our SampleAction. Clicking on the SampleAction, we’ll then fire the workflow.
As I mentioned all this SampleAction, it’s really just doing, it’s just getting and passing on, displaying all of the parameters that are passed into that particular workflow. But, this can illustrate how you can get the information from Inline related to the band, the chart, the route, and of course the feature as well.
You can see right down here, there is our feature and then use that as an input to any sort of workflow that you might want to run that created a report or tied into a third-party system.
So, I hope this illustrates how easy it is to link Geocortex Workflow into an Inline View using actions.”
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