Creator Toolbox

Chuck Tomasi

2 minute read

On this episode, join Andrew, Brad, and Chuck as they take a look at how to manage your development on the Now Platform and deploy code changes. Part 2 will explore source control and the application repository capabilities and when and how to leverage them. Topics 00:00 Video start 01:38 Welcome, introductions, and announcements 07:03 Screenshare started and topic introduced 08:22 Importing an app from source control 11:00 Getting an app into source control 11:35 Branches and stashes 24:21 Creating a new app and linking to source control 29:40 Introducing the application repository 37:53 Reviewing the upgrade history 39:45 Exploring protection policies 42:42 Recommendations on source control vs app repo use 46:34 Exploring the CI/CD APIs 55:00 Extra special tip to avoid issues with cloning 57:30 Summary Links TechNow 86: Debugging your ServiceNow Code Docs: Source control integration (Q) Docs: ServiceNow application repository (Q) Developer Blog Creator Toolbox - Managing Dev on ServiceNow Part 1 About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

On this episode, join Andrew, Brad, and Chuck as they take a look at how to manage your development on the Now Platform and deploy code changes. Part 1 will focus on the older methods of using Update Sets. Part 2 will explore how to raise the maturity level with source control and the application repository. Topics 00:00 Start 01:36 Welcome, introductions, announcements 05:30 Topic introduction - update sets 08:47 Screen share started 09:44 Example stories and releases 11:08 Basic update set operations 15:07 Managing update sets 18:57 Introducing batching 22:20 What batching looks like in practice 32:08 Fixing bugs with update sets 35:40 Batching in test for release to prod 40:55 Bonus: Cloning and update sets 48:15 Q & A Links Docs: System update sets (Q) Docs: Update set batching (Q) Docs: System clone (Q) Blog: Update Set Development Management Blog: Managing Update Sets About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

On this episode, join Chuck Tomasi and Brad Tilton as they explore the reporting calculation feature introduced in Quebec to help reduce the need to create specific fields and scripted logic. Join us Tuesday April 13 8AM PT. Topics 00:00 Start 01:20 Introductions 02:32 Topic introductions 05:15 Screenshare and requirements 06:13 Create a new pledge report 06:55 Introducing Configure Function Field 12:55 Creating a second function 14:33 Deactivating function fields and caution 18:59 Creating another function field on another report 24:08 Attempting multiple operations & dot-walking 32:05 Reviewing other functions 33:13 Required roles 33:55 Another look at true/false 36:43 Wrap up Links Docs: Report on function fields (Q) About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

On this episode, join Andrew, Brad, Chuck and special guest and creator of GlideQuery, Peter Bell, as they convert some of their legacy GlideRecord and GlideAggregate scripts to the new GlideQuery API. Topics 00:00 Start 01:25 Welcome and introductions 04:45 GlideQuery Overview 08:51 Our objective 10:42 Screen share started 11:10 Converting an existing record insert 20:09 Bringing back extra data on insert 21:30 Using the $DISPLAY flag 29:44 Replacing GlideRecordSecure 30:28 Replacing GlideAggregate 37:04 having() explained 41:25 toArray() and what it returns 47:45 Checking if a profile exists 49:45 get() vs.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Take your mobile ServiceNow experience up a notch with mobile card actions. Join the team as they bring back David Murch and Rayan Bouajram from the mobile team to demonstrate the various features of mobile card actions and how they can save people time. Topics 00:00 Start 01:20 Introductions/announcements 04:09 Mobile card builder and actions overview 05:25 Accessing mobile card builder 06:43 Configuring templates 09:05 Adding/configuring a single action button 21:11 Adding/configuring a multi action button 26:33 Overriding buttons on the card 30:45 Beyond Quebec & final questions 34:25 Closing comments Links Creator Toolbox: Mobile Card Builder Docs: Mobile Card Builder (Q) About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Chuck takes us through a recent example of turning a scripted outbound REST API into an IntegrationHub spoke and subflow for easier maintenance and reuse. Topics 00:00 Introduction 05:00 Screen share and problem statement 08:30 How it works today 11:35 Let’s build an action 12:12 The action inputs 21:30 The REST call 27:53 The JSON Parser 34:39 The outputs 38:00 Debugging 40:45 Error checking, subflows, status and scripting tips 46:08 Next steps/summary 47:45 Announcements Links Docs: IntegrationHub REST step (Quebec) Break Point Podcast TechNow Ep 85 - App Engine Studio About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Join Brad Tilton as he shows us preview upgrade feature introduced in Paris, and some of the new upgrade capabilities in the Quebec release. Topics 01:00 Introductions 03:20 Screenshare starts w/upgrade preview 06:44 Personalized docs 09:44 Skip list predictions 10:50 ATF preview 11:44 Preview details 14:17 The upgrade monitor 18:45 Logging 22:05 Further down the monitor page 25:06 The VTB 27:07 Properties 28:21 Announcements/news Links Docs: Upgrade Center TechNow Ep 85 | Create apps fast with App Engine Studio Break Point Podcast LCHH Developer Portal About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Join the toolbox team as Andrew Barnes demonstrates his favorite Quebec developer feature - script tracer. Discover how this tool can help you uncover the layers of logic quickly. Topics 01:27 Introductions 04:30 Topic introduction 06:20 Problem introduction (screen share starts) 09:52 Debugging with log points and break points 15:00 Turning on business rule debugging 16:39 Looking through the business rules 18:39 Script Tracer demo 22:10 The script tab 24:45 We found the problem!

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Topic: On this episode, join Andrew, and Brad as they explore the new Process Optimization application available in Quebec. About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program. Each Tuesday, join the Developer Advocate team and guests as they showcase the platform tools you need to get your job done quickly. Join us each Tuesday at 8AM PT/11AM ET (save the last Tuesday of each month.

Chuck Tomasi

1 minute read

Topic: On this episode, join Chuck, and Brad as they explore he new mobile card builder in Quebec. Prior to this release, you could pick from a variety of pre-built card layouts. Now with Q, you can finally design your own! About: Creator Toolbox is a weekly show provided by the ServiceNow Developer Program. Each Tuesday, join the Developer Advocate team and guests as they showcase the platform tools you need to get your job done quickly.