Data

JSON field type

Wouldn’t you just love to use the contents of a data field as if it were an object, with its own properties and arrays,…

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Data Design

Stop doing that! – 2

Last time around, we looked at some bad practices commonly found in OL Workflow configurations. Today, we’re taking a look at some of my…

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Data Performance

JavaScript
Jazzing up your JS skills – 2

In my previous article about JavaScript, I emphasized how you should always start any JS project by using stuff you’re already familiar with. But…

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Automation Data Design Performance

PDF/A-3 and e-Invoicing
PDF/A-3 and e-Invoicing

e-Invoicing standards are cropping up everywhere and are increasingly becoming mandatory. A number of those standards are based on PDF/A-3 with an XML attachment.…

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Automation Data

Naming convention for Data Fields
Naming convention for Data Fields

As a general rule, software engineers love to give users of their applications as much flexibility as possible. If you ask them for an…

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Data

JSON Data Type
JSON Data Type

Just like in the Friday the 13th movie franchise, JSON is everywhere ( :-|). And now, it can be handled natively as a new…

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Data

Breaking out of loops in DataMapper
Breaking out of loops in DataMapper

Loops are commonplace in data mapping configurations. Unless all your data is static, you have to use them in order to extract repeating items.…

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Data

Modify records from scripts in DataMapper
Modify records from scripts in DataMapper

Some types of data are more difficult to handle than others, in particular when each data value is of variable length or isn’t in…

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Data