Best platform to develop JS for yellowfin

Julius Alexander shared this question 8 months ago
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What is the best platform to do this in? Within yellowfin it seems to not provide a lot of help, IE it will tell you there is an error in your js but not where or anything. So I was going to use a compiler like visual studio to write it then paste it in, but I'm not sure the exact setup I would need to mirror yellowfin so that it would actually work.


Any tips are appreciated.

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Hi Julius,

Thanks for reaching out to support with your question. As a support guy I don't do a lot of JS development work with Yellowfin, but let me bounce this off a couple people and see if they have any good insights on this for you. I guess my main question here would be if there is a more defined scenario in this case - e.g code mode versus API?

Thanks,

Eric

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I want to do some charting that cannot be done out of the body. I think the best way for me to do this is build it in code. I would be manually creating the graphical elements (most of which are just a table) and putting the values in also through the JS. If there is other ways to do this (such as with html5) I'd be glad to know how. The reason I want to compile it outside of yellowfin first is, as stated, yellowfin isn't going to be as robust as an actual compiler with error checking.


Thanks a lot for your help

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Hi Julius,

Thanks for the details here. I'll let you know what I can get from the team in regards to your situation shortly.

Thanks,

Eric

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Hi Julius, I was able to get a little input from the team on this -


I would normally build in VSCode and just run whatever as a html page from the ROOT folder of YF (which ensures I'm using tomcat as a server), and then use the browser console for errors. 


The overall impression from the feedback, is ultimately it's a matter of implementation and personal preference here as much as anything. Hope this helps, let me know if there's anything else you need here.

Thanks,

Eric

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Thank you for all your comments. I saw another help document from yellowfin suggest eclipse as well.