We are delighted to announce the 2017 release of the j5 Framework and the j5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The j5 Framework 2017 includes enhancements to the IndustraForm® feature first released in j5 Framework 2016, including real-time data charting and enhancements to workflow and role management. The j5 IDE 2017 release adds support for the new features of j5 Framework 2017, together with a number of user interface enhancements.
IndustraForm® Spark-lines and Charts
j5 2017 adds support f or spark-lines and charts for viewing real-time process data in an IndustraForm®. Spark-lines provide a compact view of the data allowing the user to immediately view data trends and the final value. Charts provide a richer view of the data including support for multiple data series on a single chart, configurable axes and simple value comparison. Spark-lines and charts are included in the PDF export of an IndustraForm® which provides richer reporting capabilities to IndustraForm® users:
Expanded View Improvements
j5 2017 adds the capability to display a sub log below the main detail view for a record and also displays counts for the number of records in each tab:
j5 Dashboard Templator
The j5 2017 release adds support for roles in an IndustraForm®. This allows f or the roles associated with a process – Operator, Supervisor, Manager etc. – to be defined and the participants to be assigned in the IndustraForm®. In addition to documenting the participants involved in a process, these roles can be used to control permissions in the IndustraForm® (for example, controlling the edit permissions of an IndustraForm® section or controlling which role is responsible for a section approval):