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Deliver XML to a web portal using SmartBrowser

 
     

You may have clients that request you upload your report MISMO XML file to their web portal. Often, this means you'll need to remember the URL for the site, your username, a password, and even more details in some cases. If you're working with more than just a couple of these portals, that's a lot of information to keep track of. DataCourier's SmartBrowser will make things considerably easier.

  1. Click Deliver to Client and choose Upload to client using SmartBrowser.

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  2. An E&O check will be run, and if errors are found, you'll have a couple of options:
    • Run E&O Now
      The E&O view shows details about the errors that were found - UAD and otherwise. Note that you can double click an error description and be taken to the field in the form to correct it. The Details option shows a more narrative description of everything checked, and the Client Instructions option allows you to write notes, possibly describing why there may be errors, that will get transmitted with the XML and be viewable by the client.
    • Deliver Anyway
      This means you're okay with any errors that were found and/or have explained why it was necessary to leave these errors in the file. If you're leaving any UAD errors, you can expect to explain your reasons to your client when they submit the report to UCDP, since they'll receive a report of any errors.
  3. When the WinTOTAL Print Engine appears, mark the pages you want to include in the PDF of the report, then click OK. This creates the PDF that will be embedded in your MISMO XML file.
  4. Now, the SmartBrowser opens, and there are a few components that you'll want to notice:
    • The address bar at the top is where you'll enter the web address of your client's portal, then press Enter to view the site in the area on the right of SmartBrowser. When you do, that address will be added to the Saved Web Sites tab on the left so you can easily return without typing the address again.
    • The Saved Web Sites tab is where you'll find quick links to those sites you've previously visited using SmartBrowser. As you hover over each site in the list, you'll see an Edit icon Edit icon which you can click to enter a description, edit the URL, and save your Username and Password for the site so you don't have to re-key it next time.
      Right-click any saved site to set it as SmartBrowser's "home" page that will open by default.
      You'll also find your Internet Explorer Favorites in a drop-down list on that tab. So, if the address to one of your client's portals is already in your Favorites, just select it in the list of Favorites. You'll also notice that, by default, a "help panel" appears near the bottom-left of SmartBrowser. If you'd rather not see the help panel or it's in your way, check the box labeled Hide help panel near the bottom of the yellow help panel.
      Saved Web Sites
    • The QuickData tab gives you easy access to the report data so you can easily fill out any forms on your client's portal. The main goal of the QuickData tab is to keep you from having to re-key data into your client's site. So, on the QuickData tab, you'll see much of the report's salient data listed with a Copy Icon copy to next to it.
      QuickData
      Here's what to do:
      1. Place your cursor in the field on your client's portal (on the right of SmartBrowser) where you intend to enter information - let's use Subject Address for example.
      2. On the QuickData tab, click the Copy Icon copy to in the Address field. Now you'll see the address information has been populated to the field where you placed your cursor. You can repeat this process for most any field you'll find on your client's portal (since they all require very similar information.)
        Notice that in fields on the portal that require you to click Browse and select the location of the MISMO XML or the PDF, you can instead place your cursor in the field, and click the Copy Icon copy to next to the XML or PDF file path on the QuickData tab. SmartBrowser does the rest of the work, so you might see the portal's "Browse" dialog appear momentarily while the path is selected, but you don't need to do anything else.
        Also, when you click the Copy Icon copy to, the data in the field is copied to your computer's clipboard. So, if you need to use the data in a popup, you can just Paste the data into the field.
      3. When all the information has been entered, use the button on the portal to Submit, Send, Upload, or whatever the site's equivalent button is to finally upload the files and information to the client.
      4. When the upload is complete, you can click the X in the upper-right corner to close SmartBrowser. When you do, you'll see a prompt asking if the upload was successful or not. Mark the correct option to store a record of this transmission in your DataCourier account (coming soon) and update the status of the file in WinTOTAL.


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