ECMS - LearnModes Explained
This document explains what ImageNow LearnModes are.
Imaging - LearnModes Explained
What is LearnMode?
LearnMode is a client-side, non-programmatic method of integrating your business application with ImageNow and learning screens or windows within that application. After a screen or window has been learned, you can use ImageNow to scan images in and link them directly to records in your application. Thereafter, when you want to access an image that is linked to a particular record in your application, it is only one mouse click away.
LearnMode offers eight different methods to learn your business application, and the best method to use depends on the type of application you are using. For example, knowing whether your application is GUI-based, web-based, DOS-based, a terminal emulator, or other type of application will assist in determining the LearnMode type to use. Typically, each application learned by ImageNow will be stored in a container called an application plan. Each application plan can be a different LearnMode type. An application plan is comprised of screens. There should be one screen for each screen or window in your business application you want to link images to. For example, a General Banking System business application may have a Main screen, a Summary screen, and an Loan screen.
Using ImageNow to learn a screen in your business application means creating a screen in your application plan. Creating a screen involves capturing the data from your business application screen so that you can create document index keys to link the image to the record in your application. These document index keys are called document keys in ImageNow. Once the screen has been created and tested, you can scan images into ImageNow and link them to a particular record in your business application from that screen. Thereafter, you can view these images from your application anytime by opening the record in your business application and clicking one button on the ImageNow Client control bar.
The first task in learning your business application is to determine which LearnMode type to try first. Sometimes, it will require trying more than one method to determine which LearnMode type works best for your particular application, especially in the case of GUI-based applications. Once you have determined the LearnMode type, you can create screens for each business application screen to which you need to link documents. Testing each screen is very essential in ensuring it works as desired. Once you have completed all the tasks in creating an application plan for your business application, scanning and viewing images in your business application will be seamless and automatic. The only time you would have to modify your application plan again is if you make changes to your business application.