Archive for the ‘Custom Functions’ Category

A spotlight-like Portal Filter with DoSQL Plug-in: Part III

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

In the previous posts about this topic, we created a spotlight-like portal filter with the DoSQL plug-in.
Last time we created a custom function to simplify the implementation.
This time we will enhance that custom function so you can implement a spotlight-like portal filter in your solution without the need of any SQL knowledge.


A spotlight-like Portal Filter with the DoSQL plug-in – part II

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Portal Filter

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you how to create a spotlight-like portal filter using the DoSQL plugin. At the same time it was an example of how you can implement an OR relationship, without overloading your database with complex calculations.
This time we are going to expand the demo with a powerful search option.


How to copy and paste Custom Functions in Clip Manager

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

We created two short movies that demonstrate how you can "Get" (copy) Custom Functions to Clip Manager, and how you can "Set" (paste) a Custom Function from Clip Manager.

Copy a custom function to Clip Manager

Paste a custom function from Clip Manager

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Capture and Restore the Active Tabs

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Ever wished to restore the last tab order, when switching to another layout and come back?
You only need to import one custom function and one script and give every tab a unique object name to implement this technique.


Download the example file.

Download the Clip Mananager Clips

Note: The custom function is explained by Matt Petrowsky.
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