Developing for iMIS

Error When trying to save in Content Designer

When adding content with the Content designer I get screen attached below. The Title field shows a red asterisk which I assume means that there is an error. But the error message at the bottom of the screen (see attachment) doesn't seem to correlate to anything having to do with the title field.

I can hit the save button but the error message never changes.

What does this error mean and how do I fix it?

Deploying iparts???

I have created a simple iPart following some of the documentation that is in the community.


using System;
namespace iPartTest {
public partial class HelloWorld : Asi.Web.UI.UserControlBase
protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
lblHello.Text = "This is the test";

Replacement for Extenders? Trying to get away from OCX development.

We are in the process of finally upgrading to 15.

I am wondering if there is a new preferred method of developing extenders or a replacement method to using OCXs? I would much prefer to use .Net

Any pointers or links to documentation would be much appreciated.



When to move to VS2010?

We've been using Visual Studio 2008 for some time now on the theory that it's the version ASI is using.

Is ASI still using VS2008, or have you (partially or fully) moved to VS2010?  If not, do you have plans to make the change?

Has anyone had any issues moving from VS2008 to 2010?

Has anyone found any compelling advantages of VS2010 over VS2008?  Are they big enough to justify upgrading old projects, or should I just use it for new projects and run them side-by-side?

List of Tagged Content through the API

I need some help navigating through the API to find a way to get a list of tagged content. I'm happy to do this through iBO, Webservices or the iMIS business objects directly.

My goal is to produce a custom .NET control that passes in a tag and returns the title and description for content records that have been 'tagged' with that tag. I know that I can use a Tagged Content List iPart to do this - however the output is not controlled enough for what I need it to do.

MemberWebService Cookies required for login

I have created a login page consuming the MembershipWebservice and invoking the LoginUserAndProvideCookies method.  It is giving me back 2 cookies:
•         ASP.NET_SessionId
•         Login
I create the cookies and send  the user to the mycart.aspx page.  The page is asking me to login.  After I login using the iMIS interface, I see that many more cookies have been created. 
I don’t want the user to have to log in twice.  Are these two cookies the only ones I need to create in order for the user to navigate the iMIS public site?

processing payment but not saving transaction/order info

I am having an issue with an order payment process. I am sending the payment through iMIS and it is being charged in our PayPal account, but the payment is not being recorded in iMIS. The batch is generated, but keeps a $0 total and no product sale info is created. I have been researching it for many hours and cannot pinpoint the cause of my problem. If you have any ideas please share. Thank you. - JK

IQA Query on aspx page

We have a client that had a page created that calls an IQA query that gets a url querystring parameter. The query works fine but does not accept the parameter.

The issue is that the person that developed it for version 15.0 did not provide the code behind page. We have updated the client to 15.1.3 and the page no longer functions.

Most of the issues were that the ASI.dll was updated and the inherits were wrong. I have since fixed those issues.

Required fields in SOA

I am loading a record in SOA and saving it straight away .. without modifying any fields, but get the following error:

"The supplied value, '' is not defined in in the Contact Management system and is invalid"

That error message is verbatim, including the "in in".
I am simplifying the issue here, we were orignially trying to set field values, but decided to make it a simple as possible.

What are the required values in SOA? ie What fields could it be looking for and not finding a value?

Create account page with login for WCM

Has anyone created a page that will allow someone to create a username and password and log them in to WCM at the same time? 

We have a page using iBOs that will create an account with username/password, but then have to pass the user on to the login page to login.  Would be much nicer to create the account and log them in one step, instead of two.