Custom Footer

Tim Ficker shared this question 21 months ago
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Hi, I'm trying to find the footer file in the filesystem, so I can copy and use it as a custom file. I've found the Header example file, but where is the footer example located? This page: http://wiki.yellowfin.com.au/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=11468949 mentions where to put the footer file and where to put the URL in the UI. But, I'm sure it's not just a straight HTML file, so I'd like to have an example to make sure the JS is correct. Could someone please point me in the right direction?


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Hi Tim,

I have attached the standard footer page.

There is a bit more to this, but this is an internal JSP file, that is overridden in the presence of a custom footer. The key is just having a div for this to go into (so this can be a simple html file, with js).

Let me know if this makes sense.

Regards,

Nathan

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Nathan,

Thank you for the reply and file. But is there something else to do other than switch the configuration to custom footer? It's not grabbing the new file.


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Tim

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Hi Tim,

You will need to place this file into your ROOT folder:

Youryellowfininstallation/appserver/webapps/ROOT

Is this where you have placed the file? It is worth noting that the custom footer I have provided will look the exact same as the standard footer, so unless you have changed anything you may not be able to notice a difference.

Regards,

Nathan

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Nathan,

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, that's where I put it, both in the customfiles folder and directly in ROOT. Under the page footer URL, I've put customfiles/mci-footer.jsp and mci-footer.jsp and on the footer of the dashboard it says 'Problem Accessing absolute URL: customfiles/mci-footer.jsp (or mci-footer.jsp).

Also, I made some simple changes to it at first, just so I'd notice if it was working.

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Hi Tim,

Are you able to visit this page through direct URL? eg: yourYFhost/mci-footer.jsp

There is a chance that there is an error in the JSP file that is preventing it from being rendered. If you visit the file directly you might be able to get a full stack trace out of it.

Nathan

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Nathan,

Thank you for your responses. I was getting an error going directly to the URL, something about a variable that isn't recognized. On Friday, I started using a custom login page and I'm going to place the footer inside that file instead. I think for the reports and browse pages, I'll just turn off the footer as one isn't really needed once someone is logged in. If I do decide to use a footer for those pages, I will revisit this. Really appreciate your help! Thanks

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Hi Tim,

Sounds good and no problem! JSP pages can be a bit hard to diagnose. I am going to close this for now, but let know if you would like to dive back in and it will be automatically be re-opened.

Nathan

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Hi Tim,

I have attached the standard footer page.

There is a bit more to this, but this is an internal JSP file, that is overridden in the presence of a custom footer. The key is just having a div for this to go into (so this can be a simple html file, with js).

Let me know if this makes sense.

Regards,

Nathan