Unable to Open an Url in a New Window from Custom Button on Home Page Applet (Doc ID 484091.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2017

Applies to:

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z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
Product Release: V7 (Enterprise)
Version: 7.5.2.200 [16053]
Database: Oracle 8.1.5
Application Server OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP 2
Database Server OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

This document was previously published as Siebel SR 38-928725751.
Checked for Relevance on AUG-05-2103

Symptoms

I am trying to add a button to a Home page applet

Applet name : Aventis Specialty Contact List Applet (My Personal Contact)
Project        : Siebel Universal Agent
BC        : Contact

Spep 1
======

I Drag and drop button into empty placeholder on WebLayout (In the Blue Bar next to Cancel(Query)) and made the following changes

Caption = AVENTIS
HTML Display Mode = EncodeData
HTML Only = FALSE
HTML Type = MiniButton
MethodInvoke = OpenUrl
Runtime = TRUE
Visible Language Override = TRUE

Step - 2
=========
Server Scripts
---------------

function WebApplet_PreCanInvokeMethod (MethodName, &CanInvoke)
{
    if (MethodName =="OpenUrl")
    {
        CanInvoke ="TRUE"           
        return (CancelOperation);
    }    
    else
        return (ContinueOperation);
}

Step - 3
=========

Browser Scripts
---------------

function Applet_PreInvokeMethod (name, inputPropSet)
{
    if ( name == "OpenUrl" )
    {
        window.open("http://www.Aventis.com");    
        return ("CancelOperation");    
    }
       else
                  return ("ContinueOperation");
}

STEP - 4
=========

Compile

Step - 5
========

Run genbscript.exe.



When I lauch my application, I can see the Aventis Button on the applet. But when I click
this Button I got the following message

"We detected an Error which may have occurred for one or more of the following reasons:

The specialized method 'OpenUrl' is not supported on Business Component 'Contact'
used by Business Object 'Life Sciences Home'. - SBL-DAT-00222"

I did the same thing for SIS Account Entry Applet and the button is working fine in that applet
and I can launch aventis web site from that applet.

Is there any limitation that Siebel does not allow to write specialize method on Home Page.

Cause

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