Using a URL-based web component

This section describes how to add a URL-based web component to your application.

To implement a URL-based web component:

URL-based web components are hosted on a third party server and provide a specific service, such as a geographical location on a map. Your application will be dependent on this external service. Consider verifying its permanent availability.

  1. Identify the URL of the hosted web component you want to use.
  2. In the form file, define a WEBCOMPONENT field, without a COMPONENTTYPE attribute.
  3. In the program, set the URL of the hosted web component in the form field value.
  4. In the program, detect user interactions with an ON CHANGE control block, and control the URL-based web component with dedicated front calls.

Detailed information about these tasks are provided in the next topics.