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[EP-tech] Re: Help text in workflows



You could adjust the field input renderer to render the field with some text above it...  You can do this in eprint_field.pl by setting  a render_input property like this:

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{
	name => 'foo',
	type => 'text',
	render_input => 'render_text_input_with_help',
}
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$c->{render_text_input_with_help} = sub
{
	my ($field, $repo, $value, $dataset, $staff, $hidden_fields, $obj, $basename) = @_;

	my $frag = $rep->xml->create_doc_fragment;

	my $input = $field->render_input_field_actual($repo, $value, $dataset, $staff, $hidden_fields, $obj, $basename);
	my $help = $field->render_help;

	$frag->appendChild($help);
	$frag->appendChild($input);

	return $frag;
}



...note that this is a half-baked idea.  It will come out with a collapsed help to, which will mean if someone opens it, they'll have the same help twice.  You might want to use a different phrase so that you can have different hidden and revealed help.

--
Adam Field
Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead
EPrints Services
+44 (0)23 8059 8814





On 22 Oct 2015, at 11:31, Andrew Beeken wrote:

> Hi Adam,
> 
> Sorry for the delay in looking at this. So, you have to apply the rule at
> a component level meaning that it would effect every field within that
> component? That?s a bit heavy for what I want to do - can I not have this
> decided on a per field basis, or at least put some other form of alert
> text in?
> 
> Andrew
> 
> On 19/10/2015 10:28, "eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk on behalf of
> Field A.N." <eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk on behalf of
> af05v at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
>> Try:
>> 
>> <component show_help="always">
>> 	<field....>
>> </component>
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Adam Field
>> Business Relationship Manager and Community Lead
>> EPrints Services
>> +44 (0)23 8059 8814
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 19 Oct 2015, at 10:16, Andrew Beeken wrote:
>> 
>>> Morning all,
>>> 
>>> Is there any way of making help text boxes on the workflow open
>>> automatically so that important help messages are always on display?
>>> 
>>> Thanks!
>>> Andrew
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