How To Add Features When Issuing/Reissuing a License (KB43)

With the release of Software Potential 3.2.1986 on Monday 30th Nov 2015 we've introduced some UI changes to simplify the management of features to be added/removed as part of the License Issue and License Reissue workflows.

The changes should significantly reduce the time required to add or remove features while allowing much greater flexibiliy in feature selection. 

Adding Features when Issuing a License

When issuing a new license one must first select a Product from the drop down list of products.
 
 
When a product is selected all the features defined for that product are displayed in the Available Features grid. If no features are defined for the product then this grid is not displayed.
 
 
One can now select one or more available features to be added to the license. There is also an option to add all available features. The number of features selected is shown at the bottom of the grid along with the total available features.
 
 
 
When a feature is added to the license the Features in License section is then displayed, showing all features added to the license.  At the same time the features added to the license are removed from the Available Features grid.
 
 
One can continue to add features sequentially to a license; at any time the Available Features grid lists the remaining features that may yet be added to the license
 
 
If all available features have been added to the license then the Available Features grid is not displayed.
 
 
 
If you remove a feature from the license it is restored to the list of Available Features.
 
 
 

Adding Features when Reissuing a License

When reissuing a license the Features on License grid lists the features already included in the license to be reissued.  The Available Features grid lists the features that are still available to be added to the license. One can add or remove features as appropriate.
 

Selecting Multiple Features

It is now possible in the Available Features grid to select multiple features to be added simultaneously to a license.
 
One can scroll through the list of available features using scroll bar or mouse wheel. If there is a large number of features defined for the product then one can filter the list of available features using the search function.
 
To select a consecutive group of feature, click the first feature, press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the last feature.
 
To select non-consecutive features, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then click each feature that you want to select.
 
All selected features will be highlighted. Both the number of selected features and the total number of available features are shown at the bottom of the grid.
 

Issue a License Using Feature Sets

When issuing a license for a product with Features Sets defined one can select a Feature Set in the drop down list.
 
On initial selection of the product the full set containing all features defined for the product is displayed by default.
 
 
 
When a Feature Set is selected all the features included in that Feature Set are automatically added to the Features in License grid. The available features that may yet be added are listed in the Available Features grid.
 
 
 
Having selected a Feature Set one can subsequently select one or more features from the Available Features grid to be added to the license. When one does this the Feature Set name changes to Customised by default. 
 
 
If having selected a Feature Set one selects an alternative Feature Set in the drop down list its features automatically replace any features previously added to the license.