Foundation v11.1 Series #3: Introducing SmartTable Technology
By Jim Barker on May 3, 2016
In my last post I discussed the Excel workflow capabilities in the new Version 11 software, and another new feature that received high reviews at our recent WUG user conference is a technology we call SmartTable.
At WUG we held a few sessions that discussed how SmartTable allows solution developers to embed a table or grid into a form-based (web) solution. This table would then have the ability to receive data from an Excel spreadsheet or could download to a spreadsheet as out of the box functionality. This enables you to develop solutions that can be accessed by the form, in situations where you have groups of related records that require field level controls.
When you’re dealing with multiple records with multiple contributors, editing these records can be a frustrating endeavor, but there are numerous benefits to using a web-form and using the SmartTable should make a big difference.
This capability was built out of requests from several customers including a few very large manufacturing organizations that needed to replicate data through the creation and extension of materials, and we believe this new offering could be a game changer.
Keep an eye out for the next post in the series around dashboards, and other upcoming Foundation v11.1 collateral!
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About the author
Jim Barker is the Director of Product Management – Foundation and thought leader for data governance at Winshuttle. Prior to joining Winshuttle, he was the Director of Data Management at Honeywell ACS and was responsible for the data aspects of a worldwide rollout of SAP at 1,000 plants in 100 countries. Jim has been involved in data warehousing, data migration, data integration, and data governance for over 25 years including writing the Velocity Data Migration Methodology at Informatica when he was the Director of Solutions. He pioneered working in the data warehouse practice at PwC and as an architect at Thomson Legal and Regulatory.
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