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The superuser admin can configure server-wide global data. One common use is for forms deployed from a development/test form server to a production form server. You often need information such as Urls configured one way in your dev/test environment and another way in your production envirionment. For example, a database in the dev/test environment might be located at http://mytest:1024/database/listManagers and in your production environment at http://myprod:1044/database/listManagers.

frevvo makes deployment from dev/test to production easier by enabling you to configure global data variables. For example, rather than hard-coding the Url to your database server you can write the Url using a template such as {dbUrl}/database/listManagers. Then define variable dbUrl one way in dev/test and another way in production.

To see all the places where templates can be used, refer to the chapter Templatized Strings.

To define your server-wide global data:

  1. Click the  Download icon. This will download an empty default file. 
  2. Add your global data to the file. See below for an example of the syntax. Save the file.
  3. Login to the form server as the superuser admin
  4. Click Manage Default _data
  5. Click Browse...
  6. Locate your newly created file.
  7. Click Upload.
  8. For subsequent edits of the file, simply download the file previously uploaded by clicking on the Download icon. Edit the file and upload the modified file as described above.

 Here is an example of the syntax for a file:


You will see the following message when the file has been successfully uploaded to frevvo:

Parameters defined in the file can be retrieved using _data.getParameter in rules. Here is an example showing how you can set the value of control labels, help and hints dynamically in a rule.

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