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Creating and managing applications

Creating and managing applications contains a variety of topics on how to build and efficiently use applications.

  • Creating an application
    This topic gives a general overview of the application creation process, from opening the HCL Leap interface to launching a completed application.
  • Creating an application from an excel spreadsheet
    Leap allows you to create an application from an excel spreadsheet, automatically creating the widgets and importing the data found in the spreadsheet.
  • Styling your application with a custom theme
    Style the colors, fonts, and other characteristics of the application by creating or importing a custom theme.
  • Upgrading an application design
    The upgrade feature allows an application design to be replaced by a new version.
  • Copying items
    Items may be copied from one form to another form within any application.
  • Moving items on a form
    Form items are not static after they are added to a form. You can move items around on a single page, duplicate form items, and move items between pages on your form.
  • Creating an accessible application
    When you create a form or application, the following information helps you design an accessible form for users with disabilities.
  • Enabling dynamic layout
    When you build applications, you can now set the display width of your Leap application. Setting this feature reduces or removes the need for horizontal scrolling when you have an unknown or limited amount of space, such as when the application is displayed in a WebSphere_Portal portlet.
  • Globalization features
    The following information describes the languages formatting features supported by HCL Leap.
  • Creating rules in your application
    Rules help you gather the correct information from users and organize your information after data is entered in a form. You can create composite rules that govern how your form, and the data in your form behaves.
  • Labeling data, performing data analysis, and exporting data
    You can add labels to data elements in your application that become the label in the export file.
  • Incorporating web services into your applications
    The following topics describe how to incorporate web services into your HCL Leap application.
  • Adding formulas to your application
    You can create and edit formulas to assign values to an item on your HCL Leap form.
  • Adding specialized form items
    You can use specialized form items to style text, echo text back, create dynamic lines, or add HTML.
  • Managing the files associated with your application
    You can upload a variety of files, such as images, for use with your application. Managing these embedded files is done in the Files section of the Settings tab
  • Leap document integration
    Leap's document integration feature lets you use previously built PDF files and populate them with data captured by Leap.
  • Adding Stages to an application
    It is often desirable to have an application, or form, transition through a set of phases or stages. At each stage the form might be used by different people in different roles. The form also might be presented in a slightly different manner in each stage, such as having some items or pages hidden, or in a read-only state.
  • Deploying applications and viewing data responses
    After an HCL Leap application is built it must be deployed. After it is deployed, you can supply users with the URL of the application so they can launch it. After users submit completed forms, you can view the responses.