DSP® Application Development

Control Views

Run Time Control Views (RTCV) provide a way to define column control at run time based on the data. This view type defines standard DSP® control statuses for columns on a page. These columns are based on data rather than a column property.

Control statuses are:

  • 0 – Disabled
  • 1 – Enabled
  • 2 – Hidden

In addition, select BOA™ Reserved Columns can be defined in a RTCV, for example, boaAdd, boaEdit and boaDelete.

Types of RTCVs are:

When designing the control view hierarchy for a page, design the views in a way to minimize duplicating logic in multiple views.

Also, put control views at the appropriate level (e.g., a Data Control View conforms to the BOA reserved word functionality thereby allowing a boaUserID column to be added to the view). Using the boaUserID filter in a DCV, it could emulate the same functionality as a UCV. This strategy should not be implemented; rather, put user-centric logic in the UCV and control logic based on data in the DCV.

When a page loads, DSP® uses the following approach to determine page and column control:

  • WebApp Security Group
  • Page Properties
  • Page Column Properties
  • UCV
  • PCV
  • DCV

In this hierarchy, the most restrictive prevails. Once the control status of a column has been limited, it cannot be made less strict. For example, if one of the controls on a page sets a column to hidden (2), the column is hidden even if another RTCV or property sets the column to enabled (1).

In terms of DSP®:

  • Hidden always wins
  • Disabled beats enabled
  • If nothing hides or disables the column, the column is enabled.