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Version: 2023

Extended properties

Extended properties are used to control features of the Thinkwise Platform when the settings for those features have not yet been formalized in the Software Factory model.

The parameters below can be used as extended properties in the Software Factory and Intelligent Application Manager. Some extended properties work for each application, other properties will influence the total GUI. A few properties only work when set in the global settings, they need to be loaded before the GUI is shown. These properties are marked as global exclusive.

Application specific parameters can also be specified in the global configuration and will then be used by all applications.

ParameterDescriptionOptionsScope
AllowChangePasswordDetermines if users with RDBMS login are allowed to change their password
Note: only available for SQL Server now.
Yes
No
AllowNullMandCheckboxMandatory fields without a default value will be represented as null in the Grid and Form while adding a new row.Yes
No
Application
AllowProcessFlowsInLookupDialogsBy default, process flows cannot be executed in a lookup. With this property, a process flow is allowed access to a lookup, provided all process actions are allowed in a lookup.
Forbidden process actions are: Manual, Close document, Open document, Activate document, and Zoom in on detail.
Yes
No
AllowWildcardsAllows the use of wildcards * and ? in search and filter fields, including the combined filter.Yes
No
Application
AnalyticsEnabledEnable or disable Matamo analytics JavaScript.Yes
No
AnalyticsWebsiteIDMatamo Website ID.2
AnimationsAnimation Quick Bar when expanding groups.Yes
No
ApplyConditionalLayoutAvailable as a Conditional layout--
AuthenticationThe authentication type to use when connecting to the application database.MSWindows - Integrated security for SQL Server
RDBMS - Database username and password
Kerberos - Integrated security for IBM i and SQL Server
Application
AutoExpandGroupsControls whether or not pivot grids will attempt to maintain the expanded state of groups when dimensions are changed. This feature does not work as intended, and is therefore opt-in.Yes
No
Application
AutoLimitColumnSelectionActivates still experimental feature to limit the select clause in SQL queries to those columns that are in use by visible components on the screen. Version 2018.1 and higher.Yes
No
Application
BreadcrumbInPrintPreviewYes
No
Application
BringGUIToFrontWhether the GUI should claim focus on startup or stay in background.Yes
No
Global exclusive
CachePathA custom path where the GUI stores a cache of the application definition to increase the startup time. This also applies to images (only in the Web GUI) and reports (Windows and Web GUI) stored in the database for 2020.2 and up.
The default location is the Cache folder with the GUI directory. The specified directory requires rights to write files.
This property also affects the previewer's cache folder.
Directory location, like: C:/Cache/Project/Global
CCSIDUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic Sets the CCSID (Code Page) of IBM i DB2 Jobs. When not filled or 0, the default server code page is used.37 - legacy default
1140 - 37 + euro sign ‚¬
ClearReportDataSourceUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic The name of the default datasource to be used on the server where Clear Reports is installed. The datasource needs to be added on the server and can be used if credentials cannot be parsed, for instance when Kerberos is used.
ClearReportPortUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic The port of the server where Clear Reports is installed.Application
ClearReportServerUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic The server where Clear Reports is installed.Application
ClearReportUriUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic The path to the server where Clear Reports is installed.Application
CombinedFilterDelayDelays in milliseconds after typing before the grid starts a combined filter search.250 (minimum)Application
CombinedFilterEqualToUses an Equal to condition in the combined filter query when the default filter condition is Equal to.Yes
No
Application
ConditionalLayout-
LookupBehaviour
Uses data or translated value for conditional formatting conditions.transl
data
Application
CountNullValuesCounts null values in grid summaries.Application
CRReportZoomChanges the default zoom level crystal reports are opened with.1 for 100%
2 for 200% etc.
Application
CustomDateMaskSpecifies a custom date mask used by the GUI to display date values. If no CustomDateTimeMask is specified, this mask is also used for the date part of datetime values.See: standard, custom, e.g.:
dd-MM-yy
Application
CustomDateTimeMaskSpecifies a custom datetime mask used by the GUI to display datetime values. Separate the date and the time part of the mask using the '|' character.See: standard, custom, e.g.:
dd-MM-yy|H:mm:ss
Application
CustomTimeMaskSpecifies a custom time mask used by the GUI to display time values. If no CustomDateTimeMask is specified, this mask is also used for the time part of datetime values.See: standard, custom, e.g.:
H:mm:ss
Application
DefaultDirThe location used by the file chooser when a file has to be selected for the first time.Path to locationApplication
DeleteAppointmentTaskSchedulerIn the Resource Scheduler, this extended property links a task that has to be executed when an appointment is deleted using the Delete key.The name of the task that has to be executed.Global
DevReportZoomChanges the default zoom level devexpressreports are opened with.1 for 100%
2 for 200% etc.
Application
DisableFilterOnDetailsDisables the option to filter on details in the Combined Filter.Yes
No
Application
DisableZoomInWhen 'yes', disables zooming in by double clicking on a tab header or grid row.Yes
No
EmbedImagesInHtmlEmbeds images in the HTML control using Base64 encoding.Yes
No
Application
EnableDetail-
StartEmptyWithFilter
Application
EnablePagingReads out data from the database in pages.Yes
No
Application
EnableRefreshAll-
AfterExecute
Application
EnterEditorBehaviorDefines the cursor/selection behavior of a cell in the grid when it receives the keyboard focus in edit mode.SelectAll
CursorOnEnd
Application
ExecutionModeApplication
ExportConditional-
Formatting
Export conditional formatting when the file format supports this, for instance, Excel.Yes
No
Application
ExportCopyTo-
ClipboardOnly
Only export columns with CopyToClipboard = true by default. The user is able to select additional fields using the advanced export.Yes
No
Application
ExportFilenameFormatSets the default filename (optional extension) for export files.Use {0} for the plural translation and {1} for the current DateTime, e.g.: {0} - {1:yyyyMMdd}
Default: {0}.xls
See: string format
Application
ExportIDDefaultSets the initial state for exporting to datavalues instead of displayvalues.Yes
No
FloatingDocumentSizeSets the start size for floating documents.The default size is 900 x 700
FocusableFormButtons
FocusCombinedFilter-
OnStartEmptyWithFilter
FocusSelectedFieldWhen opening the filterform, this determines whether the focus is set to the selectedIndex of the form you came from or to the first editable field.Yes
No
Application
FormAlignmentOfNumbersAlignment of all numeric fields in forms, regardless of the domain (the domain setting Alignment only affects grids).left
right
Application
FormProgressBarDisplays a progress bar in forms.Yes
No
Application
ForceRecompileUniversal GUI Indicium This extended property accepts a comma-separated list of table/view names and forces the SQL Server to always recompile the query plan for the specified tables/views. This could fix performance issues.
Since Indicium uses parameterized queries, the SQL Server sometimes reuses existing query plans when it shouldn't, leading to the queries taking much longer than necessary.
Note that forcing recompilation of the query plan causes a small performance hit as well, so only use it when there is a performance issue and this measure makes a noticeable difference.
Global
GDIObjectLimitSpecifies a limit for the number of GDI objects in use which when exceeded will block new controls from being created.Any positive integer
0 = unlimited
Default: 8000
GMapAPIKey
HideAsyncTaskPopupWhen this parameter is set to 'yes', then the async task will run in the background. The running task popup will no longer be shown when the user starts an async task.Yes
No
Global
HideDocumentTabHeadersIndicates whether the document tabheaders should be shown. Not needed on a single document application without quickbar.Yes
No
HideOfflineTasksReadonlyParametersHides all read-only task parameters when offline. This way, you don't have to create a duplicate offline available task that does not contain these read-only task parameters.
This property just needs to be present; no value is necessary.
-Application
HideOpenDocumentsOnly available for Universal GUI. Hides the open documents that are shown on top of the sidebar or tile menu. This property just needs to be present, no value is necessary.-Global
HostedInAzureUniversal GUI Indicium Indicates whether the GUI is hosted in Azure. DevExpress reporting requires this to be true running in Azure.Yes
No
IgnoreDiacriticsWhether the GUI should ignore diacritics when using the combined filter. Note that this setting is only supported for NVARCHAR (DB2: VARGRAPHIC, Oracle: NVARCHAR2) columns.Yes
No
Application
IsolationLevelUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic The isolation level that is used for the database connection.ReadUncommitted
ReadCommitted
RepeatableRead
Serializable
Snapshot
Application
KeepAddingInGridRestores the cursor to the add row after inserting a new record in the grid. This enables continuous adding new rows.Yes
No
KeepAliveSessionThe interval in ms used by the GUI in an open browser(tab) to poll to the web-server to keep the current user session alive. This interval should be less than the Session timeout of IIS.Default: 300000 (5 minutes)
0 = off
LargeRibbonEditButtonLets the Edit button of the ribbon show up as a large button.Yes
No
LogoffUrlURL to go to after logoff.
LogSeverityUse this parameter in combination with the WriteLogToFile parameter. It determines the log level. Info is the most detailed level.Error
Warning
Info
Global
LookupDialogModalIf 'no', then the lookup dialog won't block the UI when the source of the lookup dialog is not in edit mode.Yes
No
LookupDialogSizeSets the default size for all lookup dialogs.The default size is 900 x 480
MapQuestApiUriLicence Uri to be able to use the Maps component.Request a key here: MapQuest DeveloperApplication
MaxNoOfRecordsMaximum number of records to display.250Application
MergedMenus
MonitorProcessForces a memory flush after starting up the GUI and closing a screen to decrease apparent memory usage in the Windows Task Manager.
MSWordConnVarNameConnection variable name for Word reports.TSFTOWORD_CONNApplication
MSWordMacroNameMacro to run for Word reports./mTSFReport_{0}Application
MSWordSQLVarNameSQL variable name for Word reports.TSFTOWORD_SQLApplication
MultiselectParameterIDUniversal GUI Indicium ID of the parameter to use as the multiselect parameter when executing a task for multiple selected rows.
The parameter needs to be of type XML and PopupForEachRow should be disabled.
NoApplicationsDE/ENG/NLCustom text of the message shown when the IAM user has no rights to a single GUI Application in German/English/Dutch.
NoAsyncReportPreloadPrevents a dummy Crystal Reports report from being preloaded asynchronously so that no SMApiAgent.dll error message is shown.Yes
No
NoClaimableApplicationMessageENGAllows IAM users to set a customized message to let their users know if all of their applications are already in use. If this parameter is not used, the default error message will be "All applications for this user are currently in use."String-value of the desired custom message for no claimable applications.Global
OAuthRedirectURIChanges the standard OAuth login connector redirect URI (http://localhost/oauth-callback).A redirect URIApplication
PageSizeSize of pages shown in the Web GUI grids.0
25
Application
PrefilterLookupBehaviourUses data or translated value for prefilter conditions.transl
data
Application
PreviewerToolbarVisibleSpecifies whether the top toolbar in a previewer component is visible.Yes
No
PreviewerWebCacheAgeDaysNumber of days that documents, loaded with the web previewer, should be cached. 0 or lower will not disable the cache, but will clean all documents when the screen containing the previewer is closed.
QuickbarDisplayDetermines the initial state of the Quickbar. The option 'opened' will cause the default behavior (visible quickbar), 'closed' will collapse the quickbar but leave it expandable, and 'hidden' will remove the quickbar entirely.opened
closed
hidden
RefreshLookupsOn-
TabSwitch
Refreshes lookup data when switching between detail tab pages.
RefreshOnTabSwitchRefreshes data when switching between detail tab pages.Yes
No
RepeatOfflineTasksRepeats an offline available task after execution. The task should be marked as Offline executable. This setting allows the user, for example, to scan an entire store stock very quickly with a barcode scanner.Yes
No
Application
ReportContentLocaleCrystal Reports Influences the display format of dates and decimals within the report without a custom format.System - System language settings are used. For an ASP GUI, this will be the language of the web-server.
User - Language of the user is used.
English/ENG: American English format is used for everyone e.g., 02/13/2015.
Dutch/NL: Dutch format is used for everyone e.g., 13-02-2015.
German/DE: German format is used for everyone e.g., 13.02.2015.
RibbonDisplayDetermines the initial state of the Ribbon. The option 'opened' will cause the default behavior (visible ribbon) and 'closed' will collapse the ribbon but leave it expandable.opened
closed
RowNotFoundActionDetermines the action performed by the GUI when an inserted or updated row cannot be found due to the filters which are active on the subject.None
ShowInfoMessage - Shows information with a button which performs the FilterRow behavior
FilterRow - attempts to remove active filters and add a filter on the PK of the row.
Application
RunAsyncTasksInSequenceAllows asynchronous task or report execution to commence only after the currently running asynchronous task or report has been completed.
Note: only available for Windows applications for now.
Yes
No
Application
Session.[session_variable]Universal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic Add session variables. A guid session variable is available by default to uniquely identify a user session. You can use the value of a session variable in your SQL business logic or prefilters using the SESSION_CONTEXT function, e.g. select session_context(n'guid').Application
ShowButtonbarIndicatorShows or hides extra icon with tooltip on buttonbars to indicate the type of buttonbar, e.g., task, report or prefilter.Yes
No
Application
ShowColumnHeaderMenu
ShowContextColumnsShows foreign key fields to parent in child forms.Yes
No
Application
ShowCopyButtonShows or hides the Copy button.Yes
No
Application
ShowMessageNoCurrent-
RowInParent
Shows the no_current row message for parent rows: "The selected row is no longer present".Yes
No
Application
ShowNavigationButtonsShows or hides the Navigation buttons underneath the form.Yes
No
Application
ShowPrefiltersInTitleShows active prefilters in the document title.Yes
No
Application
ShowTitleActiveChartShows the cube title in the active graph.Yes
No
Application
ShowVerticalGridlinesDraws vertical grid lines when grid line color is set.Yes
No
Application
ShutdownProcedureA shutdown procedure for each application when the GUI is closed.The name of the stored procedureApplication
SmallDetailTilesAllows the user to make detail tiles smaller in size instead of the default medium-sized tiles in Windows and Web.Yes
No
Global
SQLStringCaseCase of the cursor-, col-, ref- and task parameters in stored procedures.upper
lower
Application
SsrsPreferDefault-
DisplayMode
When this parameter is specified as true, the Windows GUI is instructed not to open SSRS reports in the print layout mode when previewing.Yes
No
Application
SsrsReportServerUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic Specifies the location of the SSRS Server to use for remote SSRS reports inside an application.Application
StartupProcedureA startup procedure for each application that is started.The name of the stored procedure.Application
ThemeNon-default theme to load. Useful when developing new themes.theme idApplication
TilesMenuBackgroundScalingScaling for the tiles menu background image. By default the image stretches. The 'Centered' option keeps the image in the center but it does not scale. The 'Tiled' option keeps the image in the top left corner and does not scale. Tiled does repeat the background, so you might see multiple images when the screen gets too large.Centered
Tiled
Application
TranslateShows translation for all transl_objects.Yes
No
UniformTabHeaderAreaColorOverrides default behavior of Windows GUI to auto-derive the tab header background area color by always using the modeled document background color instead.Yes
No
UsageTimeoutDuration in minutes the user may work in the current session.Default: 0
UseAllowNavigation-
AsRights
Handles "Allow Navigation" of a subject as rights to deny any form of navigation to another row. Default the grid keeps navigating.Yes
No
Application
UseAlternateRowColorToggles alternative row color in the grids of an application.Yes
No
Application
UseCubeHorizontalScrollbarSets the horizontal scrollbar of the cube to scroll over the whole width instead of the cells.Yes
No
Application
UseCurrentRowBreadcrumbShows the current row of the focused table in the breadcrumb bar.Yes
No
Application
UseExportLayoutsUses layout concept when exporting, so hidden fields are not exported.Yes
No
Application
UseISOweekgroupintervalsUses the ISO standard week numbering system.Yes
No
Application
UseManualIconSizeTabHeaderUse the manual height set for document and tab headers as icon size and not as padding for the tabs.Yes
No
Application
UseOnlyLockedPrefilterForRefreshApply only locked prefilters after an automatic refresh.
When changed to No, all prefilters are applied after an automatic refresh.
Yes
No
Application
UserObjectLimitSpecifies a limit for the number of user objects in use, which when exceeded will block new controls from being created.Any positive integer, or zero if the number of user objects should be ignored. Default: 8000Global exclusive
UseUsrLiblUniversal GUI Indicium Indicium Basic Sets connection string LibraryList using [database], USRLIBL for IBM i DB2 connections.Yes
No
Application
WebGuiURLSpecifies the Web GUI base URL so a deep link URL can also be created in the Windows GUI. In the Web GUI this feature is available by default. (see: Sharing a record).Format: https:///.
WriteLogToFileTo enable the DevExpress logging. The log file can be found in folder {Application}/Logs/. This parameter must be combined with a setting for the LogSeverity parameter.Yes
No
Global