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What are the differences between KTM Validation and KTM Thin Client Validation?

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Issue

What are the differences between KTM Rich Client Validation and KTM Thin Client Validation?

What are the restrictions of Thin Client modules?

 

Solution

Kofax Transformation - Thin Client modules augment the distributed capture capabilities of Kofax Capture Network Server (KCNS). They allow data editing and correcting tasks to be performed at Remote Sites, simply using a Web browser. No local software installation is required, so deployment and support costs are low.

KTM Thin Client modules can be rapidly deployed by providing a specific URL and login credentials to the correct set of people, so they can start editing and correcting Batches immediately.

Lists are also documented in the KofaxTransformationModulesThinClientServerInstallationGuide_EN.pdf. (KTM 7.0 help)

Thin Client restrictions

This section explains the Thin Client restrictions and the differences between the Thin Clients and their corresponding Rich Client user modules.
The following restrictions apply to all of the Thin Clients:

  • Partial batch export is not supported.
  • Selecting multiple batch classes for filtering is not supported. You an select one batch class only.
  • It is not possible for the Kofax Capture server has a different time zone than the IIS server where the Thin Client Server is installed. It is necessary for both servers to use the same time zone. Because of this, the time on the client browser is depicted based on the time of the server.

Further restrictions are available for each of the Thin Client modules.


Thin Client Validation

There are several differences between Thin Client modules and their rich client counterparts. The biggest difference is that Thin Client modules run in a Web browser, while rich client modules require software to be installed on the operator's computer. Detailed differences are presented below:

  • Thin Client Validation is a Web-based application, so users need to log on.
  • There is no Status Bar at the bottom of the window in Thin Client Validation. Instead, there is a status footer inside the Web browser window.
  • In Thin Client Validation, pressing F1 launches the Web browser Help and not the Thin Client Validation Help. Instead, users must click on the Help option inside the application toolbar or press CTRL+H.
  • Panes cannot be floated. Instead, unnecessary frames can be collapsed to maximize the space available to other frames.
  • Pressing F1 launches the help for your Browser and not the Thin Client Validation Help. Instead, you need to click the Help image  inside the application or use the Ctrl, H keyboard shortcut.
  • It is not possible to customize the toolbar, or rearrange the order of the toolbar.
  • It is possible to use the keyboard to process batches, but the keyboard shortcuts in Thin Client Validation are different because they use a modal system where Ctrl activates the keyboard shortcut mode. Once in the keyboard shortcut mode, press any of the relevant keyboard shortcut combinations to perform the needed action.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for custom buttons are not supported.
  • Thin Client Validation does not have a separate batch editing mode. Instead, all supported batch editing operations are available at all times.
  • Page rejection is not supported. Instead, reject an entire document.
  • Thin Client Validation does not have the Confirm Document toolbar setting. All documents are automatically confirmed when modified during Batch Editing.
  • Thin Client Validation does not display any of the summary information for table fields and theDetailed Field Status setting for the validation form layout has no effect. This means that there is no indication of invalid fields on a tab label, nor on the table title.
  • It is not possible to create a folder by right-clicking on a document. Instead, you must right-click a folder or the root node of the batch.
  • The "Create Document" from a page setting is not supported.
  • Copying or adding documents or pages is not supported.
  • It is not possible to select more than one document or folder in the Batch Content pane.
  • Cut and Paste using the clipboard are not supported when editing a batch.
  • It is not possible to toggle automatic focus on or off.
  • Layout scripting is not supported. This means that it is not possible to set the background color of a table cell.
  • It is not possible to double-click a word in the image to validate a field. However, clicking on the image still adds the text to the validation form field.
  • Script events that are based on focus, selection, and changes to the validation form are not supported. For more details refer to the Kofax Transformation Modules Thin Client Server Help and the Kofax Transformation Modules Scripting Help for more information.
  • Tables sums are not supported.
  • The "Show Hidden Columns" feature is not supported by Thin Client Validation.
  • There is no "Clear All Fields" toolbar setting in Thin Client Validation.
  • Auto-foldering is not supported.
  • Modifying masked areas using a script is not supported by the Thin Client Validation.
  • The Instant Search feature for database lookups is not supported.
  • Thin Client Validation has a hard-coded limit of 1000 search results.
  • Paging for fuzzy databases using navigation buttons is not available Thin Client Validation.
  • There is no InPlace Editor.
  • A thumbnail of each page is shown by default. Thumbnails are not available in the rich client validation.
Thin Client Verification restrictions

There are several differences between Verification and Thin Client Verification. The biggest difference is that Thin Client Verification runs in a Web browser while Verification requires software to be installed on a computer. Other differences include:

  • This is a Web-based application so you may need to log on.
  • There is no status bar at the bottom of the window. Instead, there is a status footer inside the Web browser window.
  • Pressing F1 launches the Web browser Help and not the Thin Client Verification Help. Instead, you need to click the Help setting  inside the application or use the Ctrl, H keyboard shortcut.
  • Panes cannot be floated. Instead, unnecessary frames can be collapsed to maximize the space available to other frames.
  • It is not possible to customize the toolbar, or rearrange the order of the toolbar.
  • It is not possible to toggle automatic focus on and off.
  • Script events that are based on focus, selection, and changes to the validation form are not supported. For more details refer to the Kofax Transformation Modules Thin Client Server Help and the Kofax Transformation Modules Scripting Help for more information.
  • Page rejection is not supported. Instead, reject the entire document.

 

Thin Client Correction restrictions

There are several differences between Correction and Thin Client Correction. The biggest difference is that Thin Client Correction runs in a Web browser while Correction requires software to be installed on a computer. Other differences with Thin Client Correction include:

  • This is a Web-based application, so you may need to log on.
  • There is no status bar at the bottom of the window. Instead, there is a status footer inside the Web browser window.
  • Pressing F1 launches the Web browser Help and not the Thin Client Correction Help. To open the latter, you need to click the Help setting  inside the application or use the Ctrl, H keyboard shortcut.
  • It is not possible to customize the toolbar or rearrange the order of the toolbar.
  • It is possible to use the keyboard to process batches, but the keyboard shortcuts in Thin Client Correction are different because they use a modal system where Ctrl activates the keyboard shortcut mode. Once in the keyboard shortcut mode, press any of the relevant keyboard shortcut combinations to perform the needed action.
  • Regular Expression Validation methods that contain dictionaries are not supported. If a validation method contains a dictionary, the only way for the correction operator to correct the field is to override it.
  • Validation methods that include regular expressions may, on rare occasions, behave differently in Thin Client Validation. To ensure there are no problems, test all validation methods in both modules.
  • The keyboard shortcut to allow Whole Field Correction is not F12, as this is a reserved key in the supported Web browsers. To enter Whole Field Correction mode, press F2.
  • When in Full Image mode, pressing Enter saves the field and the user is returned to the default correction view. If field is valid, the next field is loaded automatically. If the field fails validation, the user needs to correct that field before processing the rest of the batch.
  • Smart zoom is not available for images in Single Key or Whole Field mode.
  • Right-to-left languages such as Arabic are not supported by the Thin Client Correction module.

 

Level of Complexity 

Easy

Applies to  

Product Version Build Environment Hardware
Transformation All N/A N/A N/A

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