InfoMini applications are built from an InfoAssist+ report and contain a subset of InfoAssist+ functionality available at run time.
You can build an InfoMini application and provide the run-time user with the option to interact with and edit the report.
When you create a report in InfoAssist+, you have the option to activate InfoMini. You can run a report with InfoMini activated, which creates an InfoMini application. An InfoMini application contains a subset of the functionality available in the full version of the report or chart. You can limit or expand the functionality that is available to the user at run time when you build the report in InfoAssist+.
An InfoMini application opens in its own browser window when it is run from within InfoAssist+ to test. An InfoMini application does not open in its own browser window in the BUE Portal or in any other application that you build yourself.
An InfoMini application has many of the components an InfoAssist+ report has, with the following exceptions:
For more information on the available components and their functionality, see InfoAssist+ Application Window.
The InfoMini button can be found on the Format tab, in the Destination group. You can click the InfoMini button to activate the InfoMini option. With the InfoMini button active, you can run a report to open the InfoMini application.
To deactivate the InfoMini option, click the InfoMini button again. There must be at least one option selected from the InfoMini button menu for InfoMini to be activated.
The Run Immediately option enables reports to run immediately when InfoMini first launches. You might want to clear this option so that the user can choose a format and pick slicers before running a report.
The Resources panel is not available in InfoMini. If no options are selected from the InfoMini button when the application runs, an error message displays, indicating that you must select at least one tab.
From the Format tab, you can access the Output Types group, with the following exceptions:
The Output Types group contains commands to create output in any of the supported formats.
For reports and charts, you also have access to the Auto Linking group. This group contains options for enabling the functions of Auto Linking, a feature that allows you to create a suite of referenceable reports and charts in your enterprise.
For more information on the functionality of the available groups on the Format tab, see Format Tab.
From the Slicers tab, you can access the Options, Record Limit, and Slicer Group groups, with the following exceptions:
The New Group option, which is on the Slicers tab, in the Options group in InfoAssist+, is not available in an InfoMini application.
For more information on the functionality of the available groups on the Slicers tab, see Creating Slicers.
To create an InfoMini application in InfoAssist+, build a report as you normally would, then activate InfoMini and add the functionality you want the user to have available to them at run time. For more information on what functionality is available to InfoMini applications, see Understanding InfoMini Applications.
Note: At least one option from the InfoMini menu must be selected in order to activate InfoMini. By default, the Format tab and Slicers tab are selected on the menu when you activate InfoMini in a new report. For more information on enabling InfoMini options, see How to Enable and Disable InfoMini Application Options.
The InfoMini button is highlighted and the InfoMini mode is activated. For more information about running an InfoMini application, see How to Test an InfoMini Application.
You can choose which options will be available at run time in an InfoMini application. By default, the Format tab and Slicers tab are selected on the menu when you activate InfoMini in a new report. For more information about the functionality of each option, see Understanding InfoMini Applications.
InfoMini does not have to be active for you to access the menu. When you select an option from the menu, InfoMini is activated.
An InfoMini application opens in a new window.
With an InfoMini application open, you can edit the application using the functionality that was enabled in InfoAssist+. You have access to certain options, depending on which options were enabled.
You have the ability to alter the InfoMini application at run time. Changes to the application are not reflected on the canvas dynamically and you must run the report to see the updates.
An InfoMini application opens in a new window.
The available options on these tabs provide the same functionality as they do in InfoAssist+. You can use this embedded functionality to change the report at run time.