Besides editing the geometry of features it is important to give attributive information about what is being edited. The WebOffice flex client allows many different types of attributive editing which are explained in the following chapter. Attributive information can be entered into the edit tool form while using the edit actions Create or Edit. If you are creating a new object, attribute fields will be immediately available. In case you are editing an existing object you have to select the object first and edit attributes afterwards.

 

Types of input fields

The WebOffice flex client allows the user to enter attributive information with the following input field types:

Text input

Multiline text input

Drop-down list

Checkbox

Date field

Slider

File name

File path

File upload

 

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If a text is entered in a drop-down value list, the list is filtered according to the input.

 

Mandatory Attribute Fields

An attribute field which is marked with a html_Editing_Attributes2 is a mandatory field. Therefore, the editing operation cannot be submitted as long as no value has been entered into this field.

 

Restricted Attribute Fields (read-only)

It is also possible to configure the editability of an attribute field. This can be used to prevent a user from changing the object afterwards or during certain editing actions.

 

Attribute form with restricted edit fields in WebOffice flex client

Attribute form with restricted edit fields in WebOffice flex client

 

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See chapter Editability for details about the configuration of restricted edit fields (read-only).

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In the flex client, the editing process takes place in two stages. In a first step, the attribute fields are filled and the content of mandatory fields is checked. The second step is to upload the files (see figure above).

 

Date field

If a field of type Date is configured, the WebOffice flex client offers a calendar function in the editing tool window. For the entry that Date format is used for the entry, which is defined in the Common Settings.

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The input of a time on date fields is supported from WebOffice 10.9 SP2.

 

Calendar function in the WebOffice flex client

Calendar function in the WebOffice flex client

 

File Upload, File Path, File Name

Attribute fields of these input field types offer the flexjs_editing_attributes_3a button to open a file dialog and browse to a file in order to:

upload the file to the server
(for this, the button flexjs_editing_attributes_3c must be clicked additionally)

upload the file path

upload the file name

Use the flexjs_editing_attributes_3b button to remove any entry from the attribute field.

 

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You can also drag and drop the file from your computer into the field.

Slider

Using the input type Slider is extremely useful when working with rotation fields that have to be edited.

 

Slider in the WebOffice flex client

Slider in the WebOffice flex client

 

 

Hierarchical Editing

The WebOffice flex client supports Hierarchical Levels for editing fields, usually in combination with subtypes/domains defined in ArcMap. This way, the user has to select a value for the field with the top hierarchical level (i.e. the topmost field and mandatory). The field with second hierarchical level will only provide the values which are valid for the topmost hierarchical field.

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Please note that when using Hierarchical Editing corresponding values for the property Hierarchy Level in WebOffice author standalone must be set (see Hierarchy Level).

 

Hierarchical editing in WebOffice flex client

Hierarchical editing in WebOffice flex client

 

GPS Attributes

The WebOffice flexclient supports spatial position information retrieval and storage via an editing session.

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The geolocation required for this requires the use of HTTPS.

 

In order to enable the automatic filling in of the coordinates, the point which was calculated by the location determination must be hit during editing. To hit this point it is recommended to activate snapping.

 

Toggle snap in the WebOffice flex client 

Toggle snap in the WebOffice flex client

 

Thus the GPS fields are automatically filled with the current coordinates of the location. Depending on the configuration the form may look like this.

 

Edit form in the WebOffice flex client using GPS attributes

Edit form in the WebOffice flex client using GPS attributes

 

The automatically filled fields are grayed out and cannot be edited.

 

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For further information on location determination, please refer to the chapter Geolocation.

More information on configuring the GPS attribute assignment in WebOffice author standalone can be found in the chapter GPS Attributes.

For further information on how to configure editing fields, please see the chapter Edit Field.

 

Integrated Editing Application

The WebOffice flex client supports the use of an integrated editing application, which is designed to edit the attribute data and relationships of an object created or edited with WebOffice 10.9 SP1. The configured editing application appears directly after an editing operation. This means that after creating, editing or deleting an object, a new browser window with the contents of the external editing application will be visible.

 

Example of an integrated editing application

Example of an integrated editing application

 

In the same way, the integrated editing application can also be opened in the final window of the editing action. Next to the Close button, there is a separate button with the configured name of the application.

 

Button to open the integrated editing application

Button to open the integrated editing application

 

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See chapter Integrated Editing Application for further information about the configuration in WebOffice author standalone.