The ipushpull plugin connects AdapTable with ipushpull the market-leading collaborative software.
It allows user to send Reports - either System Reports shipped by AdapTable or those created via the Export function - to ipushpull and from there to Symphony and other destinations.
Adaptable Version 7 made significant changes to how ipushpull works including the use of this dedicated plugin, so read the Release Notes.
Version 7 of AdapTable made significant changes to how ipushpull is set up, primarily by using this dedicated plugin.
As a consequence, the ipushpull section from Predefined Config was removed and no ipushpull information is provided by users that way.
Similarly all ipushpull state is now transient and not persisted when the application ends.
Instead we now use the
ipushpullPluginOptions object in a similar way to other plugins.
The actual ipushpull functionality is unchanged, and the information required to be supplied by the user is identical but it now done through Options and not Predefined Config - isolating it in this way enables us to add more ipushpull-related functionality in a much quicker and safer way, isolated from the rest of the application.
Using a Plugin
ipushpull is available as an Adaptable plugin meaning that by default it is not included in AdapTable.
Read the Plugins Overview to learn how to select, install and manage Plugins.
The ipushpull plugin contains an ipushpull Plugin Options object which allows users to set up their instance.
It contains credential details, useful properties (e.g.
autoLogin etc.) and the ipupshpull config object.
The ipushpull Api is available for full runtime programmatic access to ipushpull objects and methods.
Because ipushpull is a plugin, you can get hold of this object through the
getPluginApi method of pluginsApi
- An ipushpull Report contains 3 properties:
- ReportName: the name of the Report being exported to ipushpull
- Folder: the ipushpull folder containing the page where the exported data is shown
- Page: the ipushpull page which will show the exported data
ipushpull Setup Example
The ipushpull plugin includes a dedicated ipushpull Toolbar - the main way to interact with ipushpull inside AdapTable.
At start-up this simply displays a login button that, when clicked, opens a login screen asking for username and password.
There is a
AutoLogin property option which will automatically log the user in to ipushpull (if the correct credentials have been provided in ipushpull Plugin Options).
Once the user is successfully logged in, the Toolbar will contain a number of elements (primarily dropdowns and buttons). These include:
Reports Dropdown - this shows all the Reports that have been created via the Export function.
This dropdown will also include any System Reports that AdapTable ships by default (e.g. Selected Cells); however these can be removed by setting
Folders Dropdown - lists all the folders (aka 'Domains') to which the user has access in ipushpull
Pages Dropdown - lists all the ipushpull pages in the currently selected Folder (in the Folders Dropdown).
Send Snapshot - runs the current report and send the data to the currently selected ipushpull page. This is a one-off action.
Run Live Report - runs the current report sending the data to the currently selected ipushpull page; also sends live updates so ipushpull is updated in real time, inline with ticking grid data and report updates.
The button displays a 'Play' icon, but when a Live Report is running this changes to a 'Pause' icon.
New ipushpull Page - alllows a new ipushpull page to be created in the folder of the user's choice.
Create Schedule - enables an ipushpull report to be sent at a schedule of the user's choice
This uses the Schedule function which enables actions to be performed either at a one off date and time or to be repeated daily at a scheduled time.
Logout Button - logs the User out of ipushpull (and displays the login button).
Do we need to be an existing ipushpull User to use this?
Yes. We provide this functionality only for existing ipushpull users.
You will need to provide your username and password in the Login Control.
How do I provide my ipushpull Credentials?
As part of ipushpull Plugin Options.
Can I create a new ipushpull page in AdapTable?
Yes, you can. This functionality was added in Version 6 (January, 2020).