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= About the AppDB WebGadget =


The AppDB WebGadget is freely offered to the NGIs, Virtual Research Communities, Virtual Organizations, or even to institutions and individual scientists and provides data visualization for the AppDB web API result sets, paging capabilities and user defined search operations. The gadget is constructed in such a way, as to provide high usability to external web portals and can be configured to display specific information from the applications database, without any change to the structure of the host site.

The AppDB Web-Gadget Editor, an online configuration tool, has been also developed in order to assist the creation of your own instance of the AppDB Web-Gadget.

WebGadget Editor Usage

In order to be able to generate a WebGadget instance, you should follow the following 4 steps:

* Step 1 : Configure the basic presentation parameters of the gadget * Step 2 : (optional) Define the filtering criteria in order to display a subset of the software registered in the AppDB service. * Step 3 : Preview & generate your gadget instance with the given configuration * Step 4 : Copy the one-line code generated and paste it into your web page or portal.

Basic parameters


The settings available under the “Basic Parameters” section are 'only' for display purposes.

* 'Display type': Select the Gadget layout that fit to your needs. * 'Display search': Select whether you would like to make the embedded search facility available through your AppDB Gadget instance. * 'Dimensions (W x H)': The dimensions of your AppDB Gadget instance. * 'Title': The title that will be displayed into the generated AppDB Gadget instance. * 'Items per page': The number of applications that will be displayed per AppDB Gadget page.

Filtering criteria


The “filtering criteria” facility is used to select and display only a subset of the applications registered in the AppDB service.

'NOTE': The selected applications will satisfy 'ALL' the criteria set by the user.

* If, for example, the VO value is set to “SEE” and the Abstract value is set to “meteo”, then all the applications which are associated with the “SEE” VO 'AND' have the word “meteo” within their abstract text, will be included into the generated AppDB Gadget instance.

The available filters are:

Filter Description
Name: Limit the fetched applications to those that their 'name' contains or matches to the string provided by this filter.
Description: Limit the fetched applications to those that contains into their 'description' field, the string that is provided by this filter.
Abstract: Limit the fetched applications to those that contains into their 'abstract' field, the string that is provided by this filter.
VO: Limit the fetched applications to those that are associated with the selected 'Virtual Organization' (VO).
Country: Limit the fetched applications to those that are associated with the selected 'Country'.
Discipline: Limit the fetched applications to those that are related with the selected 'Discipline'.
Middleware: Limit the fetched applications to those that are associated with the selected 'Middleware'.
Tag: Limit the fetched applications to those that are associated with the selected 'Tag'.


Preview & Generate


If you are satisfy with the result, copy the generated HTML code contained into the text area and paste it into your portal or HTML page.



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main/integration/gadget.1386823153.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/12/12 04:39 by root