FAQ - AuraPlayer Follow
Below you can find our most frequently questions in regards to AuraPlayer's solution.
Does AuraPlayer capture the output parameters that are currently visible on my desktop Oracle application?
Yes, AuraPlayer simulates an end-user and their actions. The flow is being played back on the Form on AuraPlayers' server. The fields that the user set or changes in the Form would become INPUT fields, and the fields that the user clicks on would become OUTPUT fields (would be returned in the response). Any VISIBLE field in the Form can become the OUTPUT field. If the Field is not VISIBLE, it would not be returned as OUTPUT: more data is returned - all the status bar messages and popup messages.
Are there any fields that AuraPlayer cannot capture that are on our desktop EBS system?
If it is on the Form, we can return this value - meaning it's on the Form, we can get it.
Can AuraPlayer display data that is seen on the EBS screen without having to perform an action? For example, accessing an employee's information for their contact address, phone number, etc.
You should perform the actions to get to that specific Form - for example, Log in to EBS, and query for the customer to get the Form's data. AuraPlayer plays back the flow on the Form on AuraPlayer's Server. For more details, refer to question 1st answer.
How does the installation process work with AuraPlayer? How does it have access to our data?
There are many deployment options. The most important thing is that the AuraPlayer server would have access to the EBS server. AuraPlayer is running EBS clients (HTML and Forms) thus needs to have access to EBS preferably on the same network. For the installation process and prerequisites, please look at this link: https://auraplayer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360062239973-AuraPlayer-Prerequisites-and-Installat...
Does AuraPlayer act like an actual user that is working inside the Form?
Yes, it adds another layer on top of the Form/EBS, and this layer exposes everything with APIs.
Does AuraPlayer replace the Form?
We don't replace the Form. We are still using the Form. AuraPlayer exposes a workflow on top of EBS/Forms as an API. Therefore, the EBS/Forms layer is still running behind the scenes on AuraPlayers' server.
Does AuraPlayer support Arabic letters?
Yes, and our applications support right to left design.
Does the mobile application have a direct sync with the Form and Database if you are offline? If so, how?
This is dependent on a case by case basis, and should this be a concern. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are offline, some things can get a response from the device storage, and some items require synching. For the requests that require the API (insert, update, get new data), you need to create a synching mechanism - store the requests on the client-side, and send them when connected. It is not an out-of-the-box solution.
Does the mobile application directly sync with the Form and Database if you are online but not connected directly to the office? If so, how?
The application connects via APIs (microservices) to AuraPlayer server, and the AuraPlayer server connects to the Forms/DB.