THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017

Category: System UI

Creating a Live Feed Homepage Widget

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erviceNow Live Feed is a great new functionality that provides a place to post and share content in a ServiceNow instance. This content forms a searchable knowledge source for sharing information within an organization. I’ve had a request recently to make this feature accessible from a user homepage. This article explains how you can easily create a Live Feed homepage widget.
Live Feed Homepage Widget

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Modifying the Label of Form Fields With Client Scripts

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ere’s a quick tip for a Monday. This post comes in response to a question on the ServiceNow forums asking if it is possible to change the label of a field dynamically based on some record criteria (such as record type). It is possible, and this post will show you how it can be done.
Dynamic Field Label

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Create an Attachment UI Action

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his post shows how you can easily create an attachment UI action for any form. The attachment capability is part of all forms in ServiceNow and is accessed via a paperclip icon in the top-right corner of the form. In some cases this icon may not be prominent enough for your end users. The simplest solution in that case is to set up a UI action button or link that performs the same function.

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Highlight Selected Navigation Module

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received a client request last night asking if there was any way to provide some sort of additional highlighting to the currently-selected module in the left navigation. You’re probably already aware that when you click on a link in the left nav that link changes to a bold text. The client wanted to add a background highlight color in addition to the bolded text so that the selected module would be easier to see. The end result of this customization looks something like this…

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Animate ServiceNow with jQuery and Prototype Effects!

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while ago, I was trying to figure out how I could add some javascript animations and effects to a ServiceNow instance. What I really wanted was something like the jQuery Effects API but I didn’t want to have to incorporate a separate API and deal with the loading the bulk of jQuery everywhere in the instance. I knew that ServiceNow provided some limited collapse/expand effects but I was hoping for a little bit more.

I’m happy to report that I found it! Somebody smarter than me decided to convert the jQuery effects library for use with Prototype (which ships with ServiceNow) and incorporate those effects and animations directly in ServiceNow.

ServiceNow Prototype Effects

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Latest Comments

  • David: It appears that I can hit sys_properties table with REST. This works, but I haven’t yet discovered the...
  • Mark Stanger: Hey David, It doesn’t surprise me that scoped apps have made this more difficult. I’m not...
  • David: Mark, do you have an example of how to do this in a scoped app? It seems there are many hoops to jump through...
  • Mark Stanger: The only possibility is to create a system property to override this in your application. Check out the...