HowTo: Take advantage of a KB referenced in this wiki

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This article shows you how to take advantage of a sample KBs referenced in any KB page in this wiki. 

If it is your first time, this video will help. Otherwise, below is a summary of the main steps to follow.

In order to test a feature or build the app:

Step 1. Look at the table shown in the KB page, choose which feature you want to test, and take note of the corresponding KB version where it is implemented. 

e.g.: If you are looking for "Control Value Changed" feature on LightCRM KB wiki page, the version is "ControlValuechangeSD":

Feature KB Version Objects Comments Availability
Auto Grow in Grids for Smart Devices AutoGrowGrids WWSD WorkWithDevicesCompany The grid of the List section has the AutoGrow property set to Yes.  u4 
ControlValueChanged event ControlValueChangeSD WWSDWorkWithDevicesContact The Event is programmed in the General Section. u4 


Step 2. Open GeneXus and choose Create Knowledge Base from GeneXus Server dialog to create a local KB connected to the KB version of Step 1.

    Knowledge Base from GXserver

You will see a window like the shown below.

Create KB dialog U3

...where you have to:

  1. Enter your gxtechnical user and password (if you do not have one, you must create it here).
  2. Insert the GXserver URL from the Combo Box  (i.e: the url stated in the KB wiki page table below) and press the 'Connect' button to obtain the KBs list.
    GXserver URL
  3. Expand the corresponding KB and select the corresponding version found in step 1, and
  4. press the 'Create' button.

Step 3. Read the comments in the table and open the related Objects in orde to learn about the feature.

KB page table features listed

Step 4. Open the Main Document of the KB. It may have further instructions (on how to build the KB, initialize data, or to discover other insteresting features).