The following sections identify differences in user experience between IBM® forms and the FileNet® P8 system. They also detail how to develop FileNet applications for use with IBM forms.
Administering IBM Forms with the FileNet P8 system is virtually identical to administering FileNet eForms.
Application developer experience
Several changes have been made to the FileNet P8 system to accommodate IBM forms. These include changes to the form template and layout properties in the workflow process.
End user experience
When IBM Forms and FileNet P8 systems are integrated, the end user experiences no change in functionality, but may notice some differences in how pages are displayed and navigated.
Form designer experience
Designing forms for use in FileNet P8 requires that you include navigation buttons within the form, mark form items as "Public", and save the form template in a specific format.
User interface differences between FileNet eForms and IBM Forms
When opening or filling in an IBM form in FileNet, there are several FileNet user interface features that are either disabled or unavailable.
You can view IBM forms in FileNet using either IBM Forms Server – Webform Server or the IBM Forms Viewer. You may also preview the form using the Test Form Template function in FileNet.
Features not supported in the IBM Forms - P8 Integrator
There are FileNet features that are not supported by IBM Forms. The list below gives descriptions of the features that are not supported by IBM Forms.