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Inserting Convertigo Widgets in SalesForce.com
Convertigo widgets are components created with Convertigo studio providing a user interface to interact with existing SOA or non SOA enterprise applications. See Convertigo Legacy Publisher, Legacy Integrator, or Convertigo Web Integrator getting started tutorials for more info about building widgets.
In this article we are using an existing Convertigo project providing a widget based on Convertigo Legacy Publisher. This widget uses the dynamic on the fly webization capabilities of Convertigo legacy publisher to make users interact with legacy AS/400 (iSeries) applications. This article applies to any type of Convertigo widget, but uses the AS/400 as a sample.
Inserting a widget in SalesForce
We use in this example a SalesForce developer edition. This process is based on the salesforce’s Page objects inserted in specific display layout. First of all we will have to create our Convertigo salesforce’s Page.
Use the name you want for the label and the name. The magic comes from the apex code. If you know about SalesForce Visualforce pages you know that the page should specify a controller. In our case, as this page is to be inserted in a Contact display, we use the “Contact” standardController. As you see, this code will only insert an IFrame holding the Convertigo widget. This IFrame will load the widget from a specific url of this form:
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