Intelligent Advisor – 3 Cool Things

Intelligent Advisor – Cool Things I didn’t know. Sorry for the clickbait title but they are genuinely things that I didn’t know until I stumbled upon them by chance the other day. Of course the chances are you all already knew about them, but I thought I would reproduce them here for a bit of light relief. They are by turns interesting, useful and perhaps a bit strange but either / any which way I hope they are useful.

Cool Things #1 Multi-Fill Debugging

Fill in multiple attributes of the same type in the Debugger: Suppose you have a bunch of attributes that you need to fill in at the start of a debugging session. Imagine that five of them are booleans. And you just want to make them all true or false. This works also for multiple dates, times or whatever – as long as the attributes have the same type. Just select them all in the debugger using the Shift or Control key and hit Return. You can enter a single value and it will be placed in ALL of the attributes. That’s number one of our cool things right there!

Cool Things 1
Cool Things 1

Cool Things #2 : Reference Tags for Bug Tracking

This one is dedicated to all my friends in Caen. If you are someone who has to work often on debugging documents and fixing tickets, then you will maybe know how useful the Reference Tag feature can be for this. For example you fix something in Word or Excel and push it to testing, only to have to go back a few days later to make more changes. So you can use the Finder in the Oracle Policy Modeling interface and just type in the reference tag details to quickly find any and all places you referenced it. Of course this is good for any reference tag. That’s number two of our cool things! This is good if you use JIRA or some other bug tracking system, or if you want to mark user stories or anything else.

Cool Things 2
Cool Things 2

Cool Things #3 : Run Debug in Browser

This one is probably already familiar to many but it does deserve a mention here. When running the Debugger, just press the Control ley before you click the little green icon (alternatively use the Control + F5 combination to start the debugger) and you will get two windows – the normal debugger in the embedded Internet Explorer 11 thing, and a session of your interview in the default browser of your computer. The browser session doesn’t have impact on the debugger but it is very useful if you are messing with a JavaScript extension for example, or if you want to test geolocation attributes properly. That’s number three of our cool things selection for today!

Cool Things 3
Cool Things 3

Do you have some to share?

If you have your own favorite tricks then share them with the world and we’ll give a prize to the best ones we see here.

Richard Napier

Author: Richard Napier

Richard Napier joined Siebel Systems in 1999 and took up the role of managing the nascent Siebel University in Southern Europe. He subsequently was Director of Business Development and Education for InFact Group (now part of Business & Decisions) for 8 years. He now runs his Consulting and mentoring company, On Demand Consulting & Education Ltd and has run ODCE since 2010. Owner of the OPA Hub, he also is Co-Founder of the Siebel Hub.

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