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About Sites

The Sites feature enables designers and web developers to build and deploy public web sites and web-based applications using the LongJump Platform. These Dynamic Sites leverage the backend data and content that reside within a user account. Dynamic Sites eliminate the need for a specific web server or database and instead leverage the robust administration and presentation capabilities of the LongJump Platform, as well as its relational database.

Dynamic Sites are defined by Java Server Pages (JSPs) and any included static resource files (images, CSS, etc.). The web pages can be accessed by both authenticated (registered) and unauthenticated (anonymous) users. They can be customized using both CSS and jQuery widgets. (You can can also upload other JavaScript libraries as static resources, and use them in your pages.)

In addition to Pages, a developer can use Classes/Controllers to write business logic, adhering to the industry standard MVC architecture, where Pages handle the View, Classes and Controllers handle the Controller level, both of which interact with data stored on the platform (the Model) using the platform's Java API and REST API.

Sites are accessed using URLs that point to pages, controllers, and Action Tags.

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  • The Manage Sites option is managed by a Service Provider admin
  • This feature is enabled, by default
Learn more: Tenant Configuration Options

Using Sites

Dynamic Sites can be used to build many kinds of web sites:

Portal web sites
Run your entire public corporate web site on LongJump Platform Dynamic Sites, or create intranet sites by IP restricting the sites. In addition, Dynamic Sites enable you to create authenticated and unauthenticated pages and data to be served directly to your audience, making it ideal for portals.
Interactive business applications
Use LongJump Platform Dynamic Sites to create interactive web applications where users can interact with complex business processes. For example, you may create a job posting and resume submission application or create an application for mobile updates to LongJump Platform data.
Community and social networking
LongJump Platform Dynamic Sites can be used to design websites that engage a community of users to submit and vote on ideas, exchange information, or securely collaborate on projects.

Login Options

Users can always create a new username and password. But by including the appropriate tags, the site can also allow users to login:

  • Using a Facebook ID ([[]])
  • Using a Google ID ([[]])
  • Using their Gmail account ([[]])


Terms Used in Sites

Site User

  • A Site User is any user that registers with the site.
  • When a Site User registers, a User record is created for them, so they are guaranteed to have a unique identity in the platform instance.
  • That identity can be used to store profile information.
  • Operations they perform are undertaken with that identify. (The operations that can be performed are determined by the Role associated with Site Users.)
  • However, that identity does not have the ability to log into the platform.
  • A Site User therefore does not count as a "platform user", from the standpoint of tenant billing. (From that standpoint, only platform users count. So if you have 5 people in your organization, and 100,000 Site Users, your tenancy is considered to have only 5 billable "users".)

Anonymous Site User

  • Someone can use the site without registering, as well.
  • In that case, they perform operations using the default identity configured for the site.
  • The Role associated with the default identity determines which operations can be performed without registering.

Base URL

  • The Base URL is the default web address of the site that displays the home page (landing page)
  • Includes the {domain} as part of the URL, for example: mydomain.com
  • Learn more: Building Site URLs

Add or Edit a Site

  1. Designer > Sites
  2. Click [New Site], or
    Select a Site and click [Edit]
  3. Fill in the Site properties.

Site Properties

Site Information

Name
Site name
A unique site name within a tenant. This name is part of the Base URL/Default Web Address.
Default Web Address
Read Only
Created from the Site Name. This is the default unsecured URL generated for this site.
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/mysite
Default Secure Web Address
Read Only
Created from the Site Name. This is the default secured URL generated for this site.
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/mysite
User Web Address
Vanity URL
A "pretty" URL, used as a redirect from the Default URL. Site developer can add a CNAME entry, which will redirect www.mysite.com to the platform. (The platform's Site tags rewrite URLs in a page to point to this User Web Address.)
Is Site Active
Checkbox, checked by default
  • If checked, this site is active. A single click interface to activate/deactivate a site.
Start Page
A predefined Page that appears as the landing page when the site is launched.
Inactive Page
A predefined Page that is displayed if the Active checkbox is unchecked. This page can be used as an Under Construction/Maintenance page.
Error Page
The default page to display when an error occurs.
File Not Found Page
The page to display when a 404 - File Not Found error occurs.
Site Template Page
A predefined JSP page that will act as a Site Template.
Considerations
  • Only JSP pages for which Include header files is disabled are shown. (JSP pages that include header files will not work, as the header files include libraries that are incompatible with site operations.)
  • For sophisticated sites that use a library like jQuery to nest pages, the Site Template feature won't be of much value. In such circumstances the Site Template will be applied to the main page, as desired, but it will also be applied to subsidiary pages as they are loaded into subsections of the main page--behavior which is generally undesirable.

Access Type

Login As User for Unauthenticated Access
Use the lookup icon to select a User. If a page does not need authentication, and if a Site User is not logged in, Platform will log in the selected User for doing any operations on the server.
Register Site Users with this Role
Use the lookup icon to select a Role. Newly registered users will take the selected Role.
Register Site Users with this Team
Use the lookup icon to select a Team. Newly registered users will belong to the selected Team.
Login Page
Any unauthenticated access of a page which requires authentication, will be redirected to this page. Typically this page will have the login box.

Manage Pages

List of Pages Available to the Site
Pages available to the Site
A list of pages available to the site
Authentication Required?
Checkbox, unchecked by default
  • If checked, this page requires authentication. Unauthenticated access of this page will redirect user to the page denoted by Login Page property.
Delete
Optionally, click the trashcan icon to remove the page from the site. The page is only removed from use in the site, and is still present in the Pages repository.

Building Site URLs

One of the most important features of Site functionality is the way URLs are handled in a Site page.

  • After you configure the URL forwarding (redirect) from your web address to the Site's Default Web URL/Base URL, the Platform is ready to serve your site
  • In any typical web application, URLs include the site {domain}
  • In the case of Sites, the user will have to write absolute URLs pointing the User's web address, since the content is being served from Platform's server
  • URLs can be hard-coded with the Site URL or the Platform URL JSP tags can be used
Learn more: Tags

Sites are built using a combination of Pages, Classes, Controllers.

Learn more: Working with Pages and Classes

URL Types

URL types supported in Sites include Pages, Controllers and Actions.

Pages Example

For this Base URL and User Vanity Web Address:

Base URL (Default Web Address)
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite,
where mysite is derived from the User Vanity Web Address, http://www.mysite.com
Page URL
Base URL + /pages/{page}
Page Name
home.jsp
URL displayed in the page
http://www.mysite.com/pages/home.jsp
URL forwarded to the Platform Server
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite/pages/home.jsp

Controller Example

For this Base URL and User Vanity Web Address:

Base URL (Default Web Address)
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite,
where mysite is derived from the User Vanity Web Address, http://www.mysite.com
Controller URL
Base URL + /controller/{controller_path}
Controller Path
com/platform/demo/samples/JobsController
URL forwarded to the Platform Server
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite/controller/com/platform/demo/samples/JobsController

Action Example

For this Base URL and User Vanity Web Address:

Base URL (Default Web Address)
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite,
where mysite is derived from the User Vanity Web Address, http://www.mysite.com
Action URL
Base URL + /{action}
Standard Action
login
URL displayed in the page
http://www.mysite.com/login
URL forwarded to the Platform Server
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/1234567/mysite/login

Using Controllers and Pages

Used to customize the business logic for the Site. In this case, all the responsibility of the data model, business logic and display part is written by the user.


URIBase URL + "/controller/{controller}"
Base URL + "/pages/{page}"
Examples: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/{site}/controller/JobsController
https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/{site}/pages/MyPage.jsp
Parameters
{parameter_name}
Any parameter needed for any controller/page written by the user. Please refer to the Classes/Pages documentation on how to write controller/pages.

Included Server-Side Actions

The LongJump Platform includes a number of built-in server-side actions. These actions are typically useful for an authenticated site. Common actions for a typical Web Application which supports authentication are listed here, and are used with the Common Parameters.

Considerations
  • Each action is available as a service through a URL and expects certain parameters for a successful execution.
  • Both HTTP GET and HTTP POST are supported for these actions.
Action Description URL
Login to the site Login to the LongJump Platform as a Site User Base URL + "/login"
Register a New User Create a new Site User Base URL + "/register"
Change Password Change the Site User's password Base URL + "/change_password"
Update Profile Update a User Profile Base URL + "/update_profile"
Validate the Security Question Validate the security question, as part of the Forgot my Password process Base URL + "/validate_security_question"
Reset Password Reset a Site User's password Base URL + "/reset_password"
Manage Objects Add/update/delete a record in an Object Base URL + "/service"
Download File Download a Document Base URL + "/download_file"
Logout from the Site Logout from the LongJump Platform Base URL + "/logout"

Common Parameters

The following common parameters are required for all Server-Side Actions:

Parameter Required Description
__oe Yes On Error, a relative URL which is executed when an error occurs
__os Yes On Success, a relative URL which is executed when a successful action is executed. Example URL for __os and __oe will be “pages/home.jsp” or “controller/com/platform/{namespace}/{package}/GetRecords”
__pc No This is the class that is executed before the action is executed. This can be used for validations before a controller or a server side action is executed. This can be used to execute some code before server side action is executed, when the controller is Platform.
__pcm No Method of class identified by __pc, that is executed before the action is executed. This can be used for validations before a controller or a server side action is executed. This can be used to execute some code before server side action is executed, when the controller is Platform.

Login to the site

Performs same behavior as Login. Requires following HTML parameters to be submitted:

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/login"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[MySiteName]/login
Parameters
login
Username of the user logging in to the site
password
Password associated with the username

Register a New User

Used for registering a new site user. Requires following HTML parameters to be submitted.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/register"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/register
Parameters
first_name
First Name of the user
last_name
Last Name of the user
email
Email of the user
username
Username of the user
password
Password of the user
password2
Password of the user for confirmation
custom_security_question
Security question of the user, in case the user forgets the password
security_answer
Security answer in case the user forgets the password

Change Password

Used for changing user’s password. The user is required to be logged in for this action to take place.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/change_password"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/change_password
Parameters
old_password
Old password of the user
password
New password of the user
password2
New password of the user, for confirmation

Update Profile

Used for updating user’s profile. The user is required to be logged in for this action to take place.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/update_profile"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/update_profile
Parameters
first_name
First Name of the user
last_name
Last Name of the user
email
Email of the user
street
Street part of the user’s address
city
City part of the user’s address
state
State part of the user’s address
zip
Zip part of the user’s address
country
Country part of the user’s address
company
Company of the user
title
title of the user
division
Division of the user. Generally used for different departments within a company
phone
Phone number of the user
fax
Fax number of the user
mobile
Mobile number of the user
custom_security_question
Security Question in case user forgets the password
security_answer
Security Answer in case user forgets the password

Validate the Security Question

Used for validating the Security Question entered by the user. This action is particularly used for the Forgot My Password use case.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/validate_security_question"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/validate_security_question
Parameters
username
Username of the user
custom_security_question
Security Question, in case user forgot the password
security_answer
Security Answer, in case user forgot the password

Reset Password

Used for resetting user’s password. This action is particularly used for forgot password use case.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/reset_password"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/reset_password
Parameters
password
new password of the user
password2
new password of the user for confirmation

Manage Objects

Used to add/update/delete a record in a Custom Object.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/service"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/service
Parameters
action
action is one of add/update/delete for a custom object.
object
Name/Id of the object user wants to take action upon.
[fieldName]
Any field that is part of the object. Field list is same as that is being used for Java APIs. Please refer to the Java API documentation on how to retrieve the field names. For update and delete operation, id is the required attribute.

Download File

Used for downloading a file for an id. It can download any document that is uploaded in the Documents tag.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/download_file"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/download_file
Parameters
id
id of the file that is to be downloaded
Learn more: Tags

Logout from the Site

Used for logging out from the Site.

URL
Syntax: Base URL + "/logout"
Example: https://na.longjump.com/networking/sites/123456/[siteName]/logout
Parameters
None
Learn more: Tags

Tag Library

To make coding of Pages easier, the LongJump Platform provides a set of custom JSP tags. Similar to JSTL (Java Standard Tag Library), these tags make development of pages easier and make a clear separation between View, business logic (Controller) and Model of a use case. Learn more: MVC (Model-View-Controller). To successfully use these tags, include a taglib directive in any Page used to build the Site.

taglib Directive Syntax
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
Available Tag Types
HTML Tags
Used to map to different HTML elements. These can be used standalone or can be enclosed within DetailData and Form tags. These tags Handle the View Part.
Platform-specific Action Tags
Used to map to server-side actions, and handle the Business Logic/Controller Part. Learn more: Included Server-Side Actions
Platform-specific Data Tags
Used to retrieve data from the server. These tags handle the Model Part.
Miscellaneous tags
Utility Tags to provide Utility.

HTML Tags

About HTML Tags
All HTML form element tags e.g. Button Tag, Text tag etc. have some common attributes. These attributes apply to all HTML element tags, unless specified otherwise. All attribute names follow the CamelCase/Hungarian notation.

Common Attributes for HTML Tags

Common Attributes for all HTML form element tags
Tag Type Description
altStringalt attribute applicable to the element
accessKeyStringaccessKey attribute applicable to the element
altKeyStringaltKey attribute applicable to the element
disabledBooleanDisables the element. Accepts true/false as the input
idStringid of the element
nameStringname of the element
onBlurStringmaps to the JavaScript onBlur event of the element
onChangeStringmaps to the JavaScript onChange event of the element
onClickStringmaps to the JavaScript onClick event of the element
onDblClickStringmaps to the JavaScript onDblClick event of the element
onFocusStringmaps to the JavaScript onFocus event of the element
onKeyDownStringmaps to the JavaScript onKeyDown event of the element
onKeyPressStringmaps to the JavaScript onKeyPress event of the element
onKeyUpStringmaps to the JavaScript onKeyUp event of the element
onMouseDownStringmaps to the JavaScript onMouseDown event of the element
onMouseMoveStringmaps to the JavaScript onMouseMove event of the element
onMouseOutStringmaps to the JavaScript onMouseOut event of the element
onMouseOverStringmaps to the JavaScript onMouseOver event of the element
onMouseUpStringmaps to the JavaScript onMouseUp event of the element
readOnlyBooleanMake the element read only
styleStringmaps to the style attribute of the element
styleClassStringmaps to the class attribute of the element
tabIndexStringmaps to the tabIndex attribute of the element
titleStringmaps to the title attribute of the element
valueStringmaps to the value attribute of the element

Available HTML Tags

HTML Tag Description Syntax
Base Tag Renders the HTML BASE tag with HREF pointing to the Base URL <lj:base />
Button Tag Used to render the input submit element or the HTML button element<lj:button submit="true" name="Find Jobs" id="Find Jobs" value="Find Jobs" />
CheckBox TagUsed to render the HTML Checkbox element

How many siblings do you have?

1<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="1" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>

2<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="2" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>

3<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="3" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>

Form TagUsed to render the HTML form element

<lj:form object="jobApplication"

onSuccess="pages/jbPost.jsp?id=${param.id}&search=${param.search}"

onError="pages/jbPost.jsp?id=${param.id}&search=${param.search}" />

Hidden TagUsed to render the HTML input type hidden element <lj:hidden name="jobPost" value="${param.id}" />
Include TagUsed to include a Page<lj:include file="${_page}" /> in a Site template

<lj:include file="pages/{pagename}" /> in other pages
    (where pagename includes ".jsp")

Option TagUsed to render the HTML option element, and should be used with the Select Tag as the parent tag

<lj:select name="state" id="state">

<lj:option value="AL" source="${state}" displayValue="AL" />

<lj:option value="AK" source="${state}" displayValue="AK" />

...

...

</lj:select>

Password Tag Used to render the HTML input type password element<lj:password name="password" id="password" />
Radio TagUsed to render the HTML input type radio element

Yes <lj:radio name="isAvailable" id="isAvailable" value="yes" source="yes,no" checked="${isAvailable}"/>

No <lj:radio name="isAvailable" id="isAvailable" value="no" source="yes,no" checked="${isAvailable}"/>

Select Tag Used to render the HTML select element, and should be used with the Option Tag

<lj:select name="state" id="state">

<lj:option value="AL" source="${state}" displayValue="AL" />

<lj:option value="AK" source="${state}" displayValue="AK" />

...

...

</lj:select>

TextArea TagUsed to render the HTML text area element <lj:textArea name="resume" id="resume" cols="45" rows="15" value="${resume}"/>
TextField TagUsed to render the HTML input type text element <lj:text name="city" id="city" size="15" value="${city}"/>
File TagUsed to render the HTML file input element<lj:file name="attachment" id="attachment" size="15" value="${attachment}"/>
Base Tag

Used to render the HTML Base element. It prints out user’s web address as specified in the field "Your Web Address" property on Site Management Screen.

Attributes
None
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:base />

The above code snippet will render the HTML BASE tag with HREF pointing to the User Web Address of the Site.

Button Tag

Used to render the input submit element or the HTML button element.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
submitBooleantrue value renders <input type="submit"> element, otherwise it renders an HTML <button> element
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:button submit="true" name="Find Jobs" id="Find Jobs" value="Find Jobs" />

This will render an HTML <input type="submit"> element.

CheckBox Tag

Used to render the HTML checkbox element

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
checkedBooleantrue value renders marks the checkbox as checked, otherwise it is not marked.
sourceStringa comma separated string of all possible values.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
How many siblings do you have? <BR/>
1<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="1" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>
2<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="2" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>
3<lj:checkbox name="siblings" id="siblings" value="3" source="1,2,3" checked="${siblings}"/>

Note the use of JSP's Expressions Language syntax ${siblings}

Form Tag

Used to render the HTML form element.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
actionStringOne of add/update/delete
controllerStringSpecifies which controller will handle this form. If the value is "Platform", Platform will handle the action, otherwise it will assume that it is a user written controller class and forward the request to the controller class
objectStringObject name or id to take the action on
onSuccessStringA URL or a relative URL to go to on success of the operation.
onErrorStringA URL or a relative URL to go to on error of the operation.
methodStringMaps to the method attribute of HTML form element.
nameStringmaps to HTML form element name attribute
preControllerStringName of the class whose method is executed before the controller is executed
preControllerMethodStringMethod of the class identified by preController, that is executed before the controller is executed. Useful in validations or some pre actions when controller is Platform.
prefillBooleanSpecifies whether the values should be prefilled for the form elements within this form. Prefill logic first looks at the HttpServletRequest.getParameter("form element"), if the value is present it will render it from there, otherwise it will take it from the value attribute of the form element. This is typically useful in case an error happens and you want to show user entered input.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:form object="jobApplication" onSuccess="pages/jbPost.jsp?id=${param.id}&search=${param.search}" onError="pages/jbPost.jsp?id=${param.id}&search=${param.search}"
        action="add" controller="com.platform.{namespace}.{package}.JobApplicationController"
        prefill="true" method="POST">
        <table>
        <tr>
                <td ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
      ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
        <tr>
  ...
  ...
        <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><strong>Phone Number</strong></td>
                <td>
      <lj:text name="phoneNumber" id="phoneNumber" size="15" value="${phoneNumber}"/>
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><strong>City, State, ZIP</strong></td>
<lj:text name="city" id="city" size="15" value="${city}"/>
        <label>
                <lj:select name="state" id="state">
                <lj:option value="AL" source="${state}" displayValue="AL" />
                <lj:option value="AK" source="${state}" displayValue="AK" />
                <lj:option value="AS" source="${state}" displayValue="AS" />
                <lj:option value="AZ" source="${state}" displayValue="AZ" />
                <lj:option value="AR" source="${state}" displayValue="AR" />
                <lj:option value="CA" source="${state}" displayValue="CA" />
                <lj:option value="CO" source="${state}" displayValue="CO" />
                <lj:option value="CT" source="${state}" displayValue="CT" />
                </lj:select>
    </label>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><strong>Please paste text<br />resume here</strong></td>
                <td>
                <label><lj:textArea name="resume" id="resume" cols="45" rows="15" value="${resume}"/></label>
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td><lj:button submit="true" name="Submit Resume" id="Submit Resume" value="Submit Resume" /></td>
                <td><lj:button submit="false" name="Cancel" id="Cancel" value="Cancel" onClick="showHide(document.getElementById('application'));return false;"/></td>
        </tr>
</lj:form>
Hidden Tag

Used to render the HTML input type hidden element

Attributes
Common Attributes for HTML Tags are available
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:hidden name="jobPost" value="${param.id}" />
Include Tag

This tag has two uses:

  • It is used in a Site Template (a wrapper page) to indicate where to include the content of the page being visited.
  • It is used to include another JSP page stored on the platform. In that case, it can help to organize your pages. For example, common libraries can be declared on a single page--say, common.jsp. If that page is included everywhere, a new library can be added to every page simply by declaring in the common page.
Attributes
Tag Type Description
fileStringSpecifies the content to include:
  • ${_page} in a Site Template
  • pages/{pageName} in other pages, where pagename includes ".jsp"
Examples
Usage in a Site Template
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:include file="${_page}" />
${_page} is dynamically replaced by the content of the page that is being visited.
Usage in other pages
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:include file="pages/jbSearch.jsp" />
jbSearch.jsp is now included in the page.
Option Tag

Used to render the HTML option element. Should be used with the SelectTag as the parent tag.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
displayValueStringValue to be displayed for this option.
selectedBooleanSpecifies whether this option should be marked selected.
sourceBooleana comma separated string of all possible values.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
        <lj:select name="state" id="state">
        <lj:option value="AL" source="${state}" displayValue="AL" />
        <lj:option value="AK" source="${state}" displayValue="AK" />
        <lj:option value="AS" source="${state}" displayValue="AS" />
        <lj:option value="AZ" source="${state}" displayValue="AZ" />
        <lj:option value="AR" source="${state}" displayValue="AR" />
        <lj:option value="CA" source="${state}" displayValue="CA" />
        <lj:option value="CO" source="${state}" displayValue="CO" />
        <lj:option value="CT" source="${state}" displayValue="CT" />
        ...
        ...
        </lj:select>
Password Tag

Used to render the HTML input type password element.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
sizeIntegerSize of the password element. Maps to the size attribute of HTML password element
maxLengthIntegermaxLength of the password element. Maps to the maxLength attribute of HTML password element
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<tr>
        <td align="left"><b>Password</b></td>
        <td align="left"><lj:password name="password" id="password" /></td>
</tr>
Radio Tag

Used to render the HTML input type radio element.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
checkedBooleanSpecifies whether this radio button is checked or not
sourceStringA comma separated list of all possible values for this radio button group
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
Yes <lj:radio name="isAvailable" id="isAvailable" value="yes" source="yes,no" checked="${isAvailable}"/>
No <lj:radio name="isAvailable" id="isAvailable" value="no" source="yes,no" checked="${isAvailable}"/>
Select Tag

Used to render the HTML select element. Should be used with the OptionTag

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
sizeStringSize of this select element. Default is 1, which signifies a drop down. Otherwise a list is rendered.
multipleBooleanSpecifies whether this select element can have multiple selections at a time.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
        <lj:select name="state" id="state">
        <lj:option value="AL" source="${state}" displayValue="AL" />
        <lj:option value="AK" source="${state}" displayValue="AK" />
        <lj:option value="AS" source="${state}" displayValue="AS" />
        <lj:option value="AZ" source="${state}" displayValue="AZ" />
        <lj:option value="AR" source="${state}" displayValue="AR" />
        <lj:option value="CA" source="${state}" displayValue="CA" />
        <lj:option value="CO" source="${state}" displayValue="CO" />
        <lj:option value="CT" source="${state}" displayValue="CT" />
        ...
        ...
        </lj:select>
TextArea Tag

Used to render the HTML textarea element

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
rowsStringrow size of the HTML TextArea Element
colsStringcols size of the HTML TextArea Element
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:textArea name="resume" id="resume" cols="45" rows="15" value="${resume}"/>
TextField Tag

Used to render the HTML input type text element

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
sizeIntegerSize of the text element. Maps to the size attribute of HTML text element
maxLengthIntegermaxLength of the text element. Maps to the maxLength attribute of HTML text element
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:text name="city" id="city" size="15" value="${city}"/>
File Tag

Used to render the HTML file input element. Note that the form's "encType" attribute should be "multipart/form-data" for proper handling of the file element.

Attributes
In addition to Common Attributes for HTML Tags, the following attributes are available:
Tag Type Description
acceptStringMaps to the accept attribute of HTML input file element.
sizeIntegerMaps to the size attribute of HTML input file element.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:file name="attachment" id="attachment" size="15" value="${attachment}"/>

Action Tags

These tags directly map to various platform actions specified in the Actions section. These action tags render an HTML form element.

Common Attributes for Action Tags

All the action tags have some common attributes.

Common Attributes for Action Tags
Attribute Type Description
onErrorStringComplete or partial relative URL to execute on error of the operation
onSuccessStringComplete or partial relative URL to execute on success of the operation
methodStringmaps to the HTML form element’s method attribute
nameStringName of the HTML form element which is rendered as a result of this tag
preControllerStringName of the class whose method is executed before the controller is executed
preControllerMethodStringMethod of the class identified by preController, that is executed before the controller is executed. Useful in validations or some pre actions when controller is Platform.
prefillBooleanSpecifies whether the values should be prefilled for the form elements within this form. Prefill logic first looks at the HttpServletRequest.getParameter("form element"), if the value is present it will render it from there, otherwise it will take it from the value attribute of the form element. This is specifically used for error handling.

Login and Registration Tags

Login tags and Registration tags have slightly different behavior:

  • Registration tags - Allow the site user to register and login using a remote ID, like Google or Facebook. When site users are already registered, they are automatically logged in. With this option, anyone can become a site user, and the only information available to the Site are the details captured in the remote registration process (at Facebook, for example).
  • Login Tags - Allow the user to login using a remote ID, but require them to have registered with the site to do so. You can use that registration process to a) capture additional information from the user and/or, b) restrict access in some way (for example, to restrict access to an otherwise-public company payroll site).

Typically, you will choose to use either registration tags or login tags. But whichever style you choose, you will typically provide site users with multiple options so they can choose how they want to log in.

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Note:
For Login tags to work, the user ID at the site must be identical to the remote user ID. One way to do that is simply to require the user to enter their ID, and trust that it will match. (Typically, it will, since a user's email address is the most common form of ID. Another, more "bulletproof" mechanism is to check to see if users are registered when they login. If they aren't, send them to the registration page with the user ID pre-filled. That mechanism is more complex, but doesn't depend on users' typing ability or memory.

Action Tag Description Syntax
Facebook Registration Tag Let a site user register and login using their Facebook ID <lj:facebookregister onError="pages/home.jsp" onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=..." />
Facebook Login Tag Let a site user login using their Facebook ID, but require site registration <lj:facebooklogin onError="pages/home.jsp" onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=..." />
Google Registration Tag Let a site user register and login using their Google ID <lj:googleregister name="googleRegisterForm" onError="pages/home.jsp" onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=..." method="POST" id="googleRegisterForm">
Google Login Tag Let a site user login using their Google ID, but require site registration <lj:googlelogin name="googleLoginForm" onError="pages/home.jsp" onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=..." method="POST" id="googleLoginForm">
Login Tag Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to the Login action <lj:login name="loginForm" onError="pages/login.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" method="POST" id="loginForm">
Logout TagRenders a URL which points to the Logout action <a href="<lj:logout />">Logout</a>
Register TagRenders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to the Register User action<lj:register name="" onError="pages/register.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" prefill="true" method="POST">
Facebook Registration Tag

Generates a button that allows a site user to register and login using their Facebook ID. Users who are already registered with the Site are simply logged in.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>

<a href="<lj:facebookregister onError="pages/home.jsp"  
   onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=number,type,subject&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25" />" 
> Login using Facebook</a>
Facebook Login Tag

Generates a button that allows a site user to login using their Facebook ID, but only if they are a registered site user.

Requirement
  • The Site user's username must be the same as their Facebook Email address.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>

<a href="<lj:facebooklogin onError="pages/home.jsp" 
  onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=number,type,subject&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25" />" 
> Login using Facebook</a>
Google Registration Tag

Generates a button that allows a site user to register and login using their Google ID. Users who are already registered with the Site are simply logged in.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>

<div style="display:inline-block;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">
    <span onclick="document.googleRegisterForm.submit();return false;" 
     target="_parent" style="cursor:pointer;">Register Using Google ID</span>
</div>

<lj:googleregister name="googleRegisterForm" onError="pages/home.jsp"
  onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=number,type,subject&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25" 
  method="POST" id="googleRegisterForm">
</lj:googleregister>
Google Login Tag

Generates a button that allows a site user to login using their Google ID, but only if they are a registered site user.

Requirement
  • The Site user's username must be the same as their Google Email address.
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
    
<div style="display:inline-block;font-size:14px;font-weight:bold">
  <span onclick="document.googleLoginForm.submit();return false;" 
     target="_parent" style="cursor:pointer;">Login Using Google ID</span>
</div>

<lj:googlelogin name="googleLoginForm" onError="pages/home.jsp"
    onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp?fieldList=number,type,subject,status,date_modified,description&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25"
    method="POST" id="googleLoginForm">
</lj:googlelogin> 
Login Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "login" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to login action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:login name="loginForm" onError="pages/login.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" method="POST" id="loginForm">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
        <tr>
                <td class="side-link" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
        </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Username</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="login" id="login" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="password" id="password" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" id="submit" value="Submit" /></td>
                <td align="left"><input type="button" name="cancel" value="Cancel" onClick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/home.jsp" />';" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td colspan="2" align="left"><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/forgot.jsp" />"> Forgot Your Password</a></td>
        </tr>
</table>
</lj:login>
Logout Tag

Renders a URL which points to the logout action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to logout action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<a href="<lj:logout />">Logout</a>
Register Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "register" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to register action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:register name="" onError="pages/register.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" prefill="true" method="POST">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5">
        <tr>
                <td class="side-link" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>First Name</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="first_name" value="${first_name}"/> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Last Name</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="last_name" value="${last_name}"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Email</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="email" value="${email}"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>User Name</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="username" value="${username}"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="password"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Confirm Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="password2"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Question</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="custom_security_question" value="${custom_security_question}"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Answer</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="security_answer" value="${security_answer}"/></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" value="Register"/></td>
                <td align="left"><input type="submit" name="button2" id="button2" value="Cancel" onclick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/home.jsp"/>'; return false;"/></td>
        </tr>
</table>
</lj:register>

Other Action Tags

Action Tag Description Syntax
Change Password Tag Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to Change Password action<lj:changePassword name="" onError="pages/changePassword.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp">
Reset Password TagRenders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to Reset Password action<lj:resetPassword name="" onError="pages/resetPassword.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp">
Update Profile TagRenders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to Update Profile action <lj:updateProfile name="" onError="pages/updateProfile.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" prefill="true">
Validate Security Question TagRenders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to the Validate the Security Question action. <lj:validateSecurityQuestion name="" onError="pages/secQuestion.jsp" onSuccess="pages/resetPassword.jsp" prefill="true">
Change Password Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "change_password" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to changePassword action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:changePassword name="" onError="pages/changePassword.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp">
<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
        <tr>
                <td class="side-link" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Old Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="old_password" value=""/> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>New Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="password" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Confirm Password</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:password name="password2" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" value="Change"/></td>
                <td align="left"><input type="button" name="button2" id="button2" value="Cancel" onclick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/home.jsp"/>'; return false;"/></td>
        </tr>
</table>
</lj:changePassword>
Reset Password Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "reset_password" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to Reset Password action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>

<lj:resetPassword name="" onError="pages/resetPassword.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp">
<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
        <tr>
                <td class="side-link" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>New Password</b></td>
                <td align="left" width="50%"><lj:password name="password" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>New Password Again</b></td>
                <td align="left" width="50%"><lj:password name="password2" /></td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" value="Reset" /></td>
                <td align="left" width="50%"><input type="button" name="button2" id="button2" value="Cancel" onclick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/login.jsp"/>'; return false;"/></td>
        </tr>
</table>
</lj:resetPassword>
Update Profile Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "update_profile" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to Update Profile action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:updateProfile name="" onError="pages/updateProfile.jsp" onSuccess="pages/home.jsp" prefill="true">
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="5">
        <lj:detailData object="USER_PROFILE" controller="Platform" recordVariable="profile">
        <tr>
                <td class="side-link" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>First Name</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="first_name" value="${profile.parameters.first_name}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Last Name</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="last_name" value="${profile.parameters.last_name}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Email</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="email" value="${profile.parameters.email}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Street</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="street" value="${profile.parameters.street}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>City</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="city" value="${profile.parameters.city}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>State</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="state" value="${profile.parameters.state}" /> </td>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Zip</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="zip" value="${profile.parameters.zip}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Country</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="country" value="${profile.parameters.country}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Company</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="company" value="${profile.parameters.company}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Title</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="title" value="${profile.parameters.title}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Division</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="division" value="${profile.parameters.division}" /> </td>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Phone</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="phone" value="${profile.parameters.phone}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Fax</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="fax" value="${profile.parameters.fax}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Mobile</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="mobile" value="${profile.parameters.mobile}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Question</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="custom_security_question" value="${profile.parameters.custom_security_question}" /> </td>
        </tr>
        <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Answer</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="security_answer" value="${profile.parameters.security_answer}" /> </td>
        </tr>
</lj:detailData>
<tr>
        <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" value="Update" /></td>
    <td align="left"><input type="submit" name="button2" id="button2" value="Cancel" onclick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/home.jsp"/>'; return false;"/></td>
</tr>
</table>
</lj:updateProfile>
Validate Security Question Tag

Renders an HTML form element whose action attribute is assigned to "validate_security_question" action.

User is expected to supply all the form elements that are expected for this action. Refer to Validate Security Question action.

Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:validateSecurityQuestion name="" onError="pages/secQuestion.jsp" onSuccess="pages/resetPassword.jsp" prefill="true">
<table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
        <tr>
                <td colspan="2" ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
                </td>
                <td>&nbsp;</td>
        </tr>
<lj:detailData object="USER_PROFILE" controller="Platform" recordVariable="user" recordId="${param['username']}">
        <tr>
                <td ${empty user ? "" : (user.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
      ${empty user ? "" : user.message}
                </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Username</b></td>
                <td align="left">${user.parameters.username}<lj:hidden name="username" value="${user.parameters.username}"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Question</b></td>
                <td align="left">${user.parameters.custom_security_question}
        <lj:hidden name="custom_security_question" value="${user.parameters.custom_security_question}"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="left"><b>Security Answer</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="security_answer" value="${security_answer}"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="right"><lj:button submit="true" name="submit" value="Submit"/></td>
                <td align="left"><input type="submit" name="button2" id="button2" value="Cancel"
          onclick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/login.jsp"/>'; return false;"/></td>
    </tr>
  </lj:detailData>
</table>
</lj:validateSecurityQuestion>

Data Tags

Platform specific Data Tags. These map to the Java APIs getRecord (for getting a single record by Id) and searchRecords (for getting a collection of records for a search criteria, with paging support) calls. These tags have some common attributes that are specified below.

Common attributes for data tags

Attribute Type Description
objectStringid or name of the user defined object
fieldListStringA comma-separated list with the names of fields to retrieve.
controllerStringIf value is "Platform", platform will retrieve the values in a data structure. Any other value will be treated as a user written controller class.
controllerMethodStringThe controller method to execute. (Required when using a custom controller.)
nameStringName of the HTML form element which is rendered as a result of this tag.
onErrorStringRelative URL to execute on error of the operation.
onSuccessStringRelative URL to execute on success of the operation.
prefillBooleanSpecifies whether the values should be prefilled for the form elements within this form. Prefill logic first looks at the HttpServletRequest.getParameter("form element"). If the value is present it will render it from there, otherwise it will take it from the value attribute of the form element. This is specifically used for error handling.
recordVariableStringPageContext variable name. The result of the execution of controller (Platform/User Written) is returned as this PageContext variable. In case of Platform controller, the result object is always an instance of Result Class from Java API.
arg1 - arg10String10 Custom arguments that you can pass from the JSP to the controller. Especially useful when you are handling the data retrieval part using custom Controllers.
Considerations
  • The following reserved words cannot be used as the name of the recordVariable:
applicationScope 
cookie 
header 
headerValues 
initParam
pageContext 
pageScope 
param 
paramValues 
request
requestScope 
response 
servletContext 
session 
sessionScope 
Learn more: Implicit Objects in JSP expressions.

Available Data Tags

Action Tag Description Syntax
Detail Data TagRetrieves a single record from the database for an object <lj:detailData controller="Platform" object="ticket" recordId="${empty param.id? \"-1\" : param.id}"
List Data TagRetrieves a list of records from the database for an object<lj:listData object="jobPost" controller="JobController" controllerMethod="search" arg1="${param.search}"
Detail Data Tag

Retrieves a single record from the database Can be used standalone, or with a form tag to pre-populate some fields.

Attribute Type Description
recordIdStringId of the record being retrieved from the Platform.


Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:form action="${empty param.action ? \"add\" : param.action}"
  controller="Platform" object="ticket" onSuccess="pages/ticketList.jsp" onError="pages/ticket.jsp" prefill="true" method="POST">
<lj:detailData controller="Platform" object="ticket" recordId="${empty param.id? \"-1\" : param.id}"
    recordVariable="ticket" fieldList="subject,description,type,status">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5">
    <tr><td ${empty __response ? "" : (__response.code < 0 ? "style=\"color:red\"" : "")} colspan="2">
    ${empty __response ? "" : __response.message}
    </td></tr>
    <input type="hidden" name="id" value="${empty param.id ? "-1" : param.id}" />
    <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><b>Subject</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:text name="subject" id="subject" size="50" value="${ticket.parameters.subject}"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><b>Description</b></td>
                <td align="left"><lj:textArea name="description" cols="50" rows="3" id="description" value="${ticket.parameters.description}"/></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
                <td align="right" valign="top"><b>Type</b></td>
                <td align="left">
<lj:select name="type" id="Type">
        <lj:option value="fr" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Feature Request" />
        <lj:option value="ti" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Technical Issue" />
        <lj:option value="tq" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Technical Question" />
        <lj:option value="bi" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Billing Issue" />
        <lj:option value="bq" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Billing Question" />
        <lj:option value="ot" source="${ticket.parameters.type}" displayValue="Other" />
</lj:select>
        </td>
        </tr>
    <lj:hidden name="status" id="status" value="${empty ticket.parameters.status ? \"ne\" : ticket.parameters.status}" />
    <tr>
                <td align="right">
                ${(empty param.action || param.action == "view")? "" :
                "<input type=\"submit\" name=\"submit\" id=\"submit\" value=\"Submit\" />" }
                </td>
                <td align="left"><input type="button" name="cancel" value="Cancel"
        onClick="window.location = '<lj:url resource="pages/ticketList.jsp"/>?fieldList=number,type,subject,status,date_modified,description&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25';" /></td>
    </tr>
</table>
  </lj:detailData>
</lj:form>
List Data Tag

Retrieves a list of records from the database for a Platform object. This tag acts as a loop. It gives an implicit variable "loopIndex" which acts as the loop index/counter.

Attribute Type Description
filterStringA filter to get records from the platform. Please see Filter Language.
pageIntegerNumber of the page/offset required for paging of records. Default is 0 (which is the first page)
pageSizeIntegerSize of the page required for paging of records. Default is taken from ISV settings.
sortByStringName of the field to sort the data first.
sortBy2StringName of the field to sort the data second.
sortOrderStringSort order for the sortBy field. Possible values are asc/desc
sortOrder2StringSort order for the sortBy2 field. Possible values are asc/desc
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:listData object="jobPost"
    controller="com.platform.{namespace}.{package}.{ControllerClass}"
    controllerMethod="search" arg1="${param.search}"
    recordVariable="jobPost" page="<%=pageNum%>" pageSize="<%=pageSize%>">
  <tr>
     <td valign="top">
<a href='<lj:url resource="pages/jbPost.jsp"/>?id=${jobPost.record_id}&search=${param.search}'>${jobPost.jrNumber}</a></td>
     <td valign="top">
<a href='<lj:url resource="pages/jbPost.jsp"/>?id=${jobPost.record_id}&search=${param.search}'>${jobPost.title}</a></td>
     <td valign="top">${jobPost.location}</td>
     <td valign="top">${jobPost.date_created}</td>
     <td valign="top">${jobPost.description}</td>
  </tr>
</lj:listData>

Utility Tags

Message Tag

Retrieves custom label or message from Translation Workbench's Custom Label elements. User can specify up to 10 arguments. Attributes

Attribute Type Description
keyStringKey of the message/label from the Translation Workbench
arg1StringFirst argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg2StringSecond argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg3StringThird argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg4StringFourth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg5StringFifth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg6StringSixth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg7StringSeventh argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg8StringEighth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg9StringNinth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
arg10StringTenth argument if needed for the key from Translation Workbench
Example
<%@taglib prefix="lj" uri="/LJTagLib"%>
<lj:message key="#user.login_attempts" arg1="${attempts}" />

URL Tag

Forms a URL from the resource given. The URL points to the User given site address. If site address is not present, it points to the default Web Address.

Attribute Type Description
typeStringif type is blank or not populated, resource tag is assumed to be either pages or a controller link, otherwise if type="FILE", download_file action is rendered with id=[resource attribute value]
resourceStringif type is blank, it forms a URL by concatenating Base URL and the value of resource attribute. if type is "FILE", URL is formed by concatenating Base URL and string "download_file" for download_file action.


Examples
Used in an anchor <a> tag
<a href="<lj:url resource="pages/jbSearchResults.jsp"/>?search=${param.search}">Back to List</a>
Used in a JavaScript event
<input type="button" name="cancel" value="Cancel" onClick="window.location='<lj:url resource="pages/home.jsp" />';" />
Used for downloading a file. Note resource is pointing to a documentId.
<a href="<lj:url type="FILE" resource="<%=documentId%>" />" target="_blank">More info</a>

Site API

Site API is a group of Java APIs related to Sites functionality. You can use these API's within a Page, Data Policy, or Class.

isUserLoggedIn
Determines whether a site user is logged in or not.
Method Signature
public static boolean isUserLoggedIn()
Returns
true if the user is logged in, false otherwise
Example
<% if(!SiteAPI.isUserLoggedIn()) { %>
  <td align="left"><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/login.jsp"/>">Login</a></td>
  <td align="left"><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/register.jsp"/>">Register</a></td>
<% } %>
<% if(SiteAPI.isUserLoggedIn()) { %>
<td><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/ticketList.jsp"/>?fieldList=number,type,subject,status,date_modified,description&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25">List of Tickets</a> | </td>
<td><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/ticket.jsp"/>?action=add">Add New Ticket</a> | </td>
<td><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/ticketList.jsp"/>?fieldList=number,type,subject,status,date_modified,description&sortBy=number&sortOrder=desc&page=0&pageSize=25&filter=status not equal to 'cl'">Hide Closed Tickets</a> | </td>
<td><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/updateProfile.jsp"/>">Update My Profile</a> | </td>
<td><a href="<lj:url resource="pages/changePassword.jsp"/>">Change Password</a> | </td>
<td><a href="<lj:logout />">Logout</a></td></tr>
<% } %>
isUserValid
Determines whether a username is valid or not. Common use case is forgot password, where you need to validate if user entered username is valid or not.
Method Signature
public static boolean isUserValid(String username)
Returns
true if the username is valid, false otherwise.
Example
import com.platform.api.*;


public class ValidateUser implements Controller
{
  public ControllerResponse execute(HashMap params) throws Exception
  {
    String username = (String) params.get("username");
    ControllerResponse cr = new ControllerResponse();
    if(username == null || username.equals(""))
    {
      Result res = new Result(-1, "",
         "Username is blank. Please enter a non-blank value for Username");
      cr.setData(res);
      cr.setTargetPage("forgot.jsp");
    }
    else if(!SiteAPI.isUserValid(username))
    {
      Result res = new Result(-1, "", "Invalid username " + username);
      cr.setData(res);
      cr.setTargetPage("forgot.jsp");
    }
    else
    {
      Result res = new Result(0, "", "Valid User");
      cr.setTargetPage("secQuestion.jsp?username=" + username);
    }    
    return cr;
  }
}
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