December 13, 2006
I've previously noted the versatility of the HTML object on PeopleSoft
pages. It's an easy way to include extra HTML in your pages.
For example, I once built a retro processing module for an
HRMS client and used an HTML area to display a table showing
the expected results of a transaction.
But since an HTML area is just copied to your page, it can also
contain styles and scripts. Normal page functionality can handle
most of what we need to do, but at times you might want to include
a little extra. For example, you could add quick updating of
on-screen totals, or maybe a special CSS style that applies
to only one page or portion of a page. (Changing or cloning the delivered
stylesheets can lead to maintenance headaches, since they are
so large and contain so many entries.)
Now, of course I would never recommend that you add strange
effects to your PeopleSoft pages! (Not publicly, anyway.) But the page you are reading
now is fair game. So here's a little sample that includes both a special
has asked if you want to run scripting on this page, you'll
need to approve/enable it first.) Move your mouse to this paragraph and
drag it around. Be sure to put it back when you're done!
Now try it with just this sentence.
Until next time...