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Data Exchange API Fixes

Posted By: Nick Floyd

We wanted to give you a quick update to let you know about 2 items that went into our Production environment to fix some bugs in our Data Exchange API. Here are the 2 areas that were affected…

  • Communication Audit Dates
    We fixed some issues around searching for communications based on their audit date (creation date or last updated date) and also fixed an issue where the audit dates were not being presented in the results.

  • Household Source Code
    We tidied up a couple of issues around the householdSourceCode to make sure it is a unique value within your church, accepts alpha-numeric values, can be cleared by inserting ‘null’, etc.

If you have any questions or comments regarding these fixes, please feel free to comment on this post or head over to the Forums and let us know. Thanks again for being a part of this…

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F1 Check-in on the iPad

Posted By: Nick Floyd

We just recently heard that someone had found an app that would allow them to run Fellowship One Check-in on their iPad! After hearing this, we couldn’t resist trying it out on our own to see how it worked, and that’s what we did. The overview of how this is happening is through a Remote Desktop Connection. This means that the iPad is acting as a viewer, showing you what is happening on your full PC. That means this process still requires a computer capable of running check-in, but now you can view/use it on your iPad! So, let’s walk through how we set it up and got it working!

1. Enable remote connections to your Windows Check-in PC
-Go to your Start button and right click on “Computer” and then click on Properties

-Make a note of your computer’s name, you’ll need this…

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Posted By: Nick Floyd

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    An Introduction to PHP

    Posted By: Jas Singh

    PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. This blog post is an attempt to give an overview of the PHP language and it’s various features.  This blog post assumes that you already have a web server (eg: apache) and PHP installed on your box. You can also use some easy to install Apache distributions containing MySQL and PHP such as XAMPP  and MAMP.
    So let’s get started!

    The default delimiter syntax (recommended) opens with <?php and concludes with ?>, like this:

     <?php echo "Hello World!!"; ?> 

    The other alternative syntax requires enabling PHP’s short_open_tag directive, like this:

     <? print "Hello World!!"; ?> 

    When short-tags syntax is enabled and you want to quickly escape to and from PHP to output a bit of…

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    Working with Pop Up Windows in Selenium

    Posted By: Matthew Sneeden

    Like many applications, users commonly interact with popup windows in the normal use of Fellowship One.  Creating test scripts that interact with popup windows posed an interesting problem due to Selenium’s handling of popup windows.  If the popup in question exists as a child browser window (and not a simple alert prompt), Selenium commonly loses its association with the main application window after clicking on a control on a popup window.  As a result, an error occurs when the user attempts a WaitForPageToLoad command after returning to the main window.

    This will result in an error stating that the current frame or window is closed…

    selenium.WaitForPopUp("psuedoModal", "30000"); selenium.SelectWindow("name=psuedoModal"); selenium.Click("btnYes"); selenium.SelectWindow(""); selenium.WaitForPageToLoad("30000"); 

    Instead of interacting with the controls on the popup menu via a Click command use a KeyPress command specifying a JavaScript keycode for Enter (\\13).

    This details the workaround allowing the user to complete the same interaction avoiding the…

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