5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2011 9:14 AM by Tim Fabiniak

    Buyer Eform configuration via Administrator UI

    Alberto Clares Novice



      Anybody has tried to configure any eform by this tool in 9r1?


      I have searched additional information, but only found was in: Ariba Buyer Customization Guide:


      In Version 9r1, the new user interface customization infrastructure has simplifies the process of
      implementing Ariba eForms. The general steps in Version 9r1 include:
      • Defining a new kind of item using the Category Drivers task in the Category Definition Manager
      workspace. This is where the eForm fields, layout and conditions are specified.
      • Adding the new item to the catalog.
      • Defining a new custom approval flow using rule templates and supporting approval rule files.
      After creating Ariba eForms, you can further customize them to allow them to appear in catalog search
      results in Ariba Buyer. When users click Catalog under Explore in the Navigation Panel in the home page,
      they can enter search terms in the catalog search screen. When the results of the search are displayed, the
      users click an item to launch the eForm and enter it into the approval flow. eForms are searchable and visible
      only when users access the catalog screens through the Catalog link under Explore.
      In Version 8.2 and later, it was possible to configure the Ariba eForms creation screen to display the eForms
      in a hierarchy. In Version 9r1, Ariba eForms are displayed in non-hierarchical categories. Links for each
      user’s most frequently created approvables will be available directly in the create portlet, with
      less-frequently used ones available from a secondary screen. It is possible to place your Ariba eForms in the
      existing categories or create new categories. To do this, modify the ApprovableType.csv file for the eForm.
      Enter the name of the category in the DoctypeCategory column in the ApprovableType entry for the eForm.


      I tried in this way but is not clear and it does not work when you configure ApprovableType.