HCL Leap Wiki

This wiki is full of information that can help you with your projects.  We have tried to organize the information by relevant topics.  

If this is your first time visiting this page and you are NEW to HCL Leap then I would recommend that you review these pages first:

Stay informed and up-to-date by checking out our listing of the features added by version.

Hot Topics - If you are new to HCL Leap, Check these out first

Introduction to HCL Leap - Describes all the screens, features and functions of the HCL Leap interface (i.e. this is a work in progress).

What Type of applications can you build with Leap? - This will give you an idea of the kind of applications that you can build with HCL Leap and it also walks you through the creation steps for each type (i.e. this is a work in progress).

Best Practices for Widget Selection - This will help you to better understand the types of items that you can use in your form and when to use them.

Best Practices for Using Services - Shows you what services are and how you can use them to enhance your application

How to dynamically populate list values from a service - Demonstrates how to use a service to populate your list values so that you don't have to enter them statically at design-time.

Understanding the Rules Wizard - Helps you to understand how to construct rules to make your form more dynamic by hiding and showing items based on user input.

You can now import data from an Excel spreadsheet directly into a HCL Leap application. - If you are using 8.6.4 or later then check out this detail on how to import your data!  

How to use a service to populate the current user's information - Demonstrates how to use a service that communicates with your corporate LDAP server to load detail about the currently logged in user accessing your HCL Leap application.

Understanding Attachments - Describes how HCL Leap deals with attachments and many different ways that you can use them within your HCL Leap applications.

Understanding the Access Tab - Video describes all the features and functions of the Access Tab.

How to setup a service using the Dynamic Services feature - demonstrates how to use the dynamic service capability in the Service Configuration dialog that was added in version 8.6.3.

 Custom JavaScript Functions that can be used in ANY HCL Leap Application

We have created many generic javaScript functions that you may find helpful as you dig deeper into HCL Leap and build more complex applications.  The functions provide extra functionality when working with tables, dates, lists and many other aspects of the HCL Leap UI.  We are always adding new functions and will even take requests (post to the forum with the details) so check back often (or follow the wiki to be automatically notified when we make changes)! 

 Extending your HCL Leap Deployment

This is the page to visit If you are looking for information on how to extend your HCL Leap deployment.  Some examples are:

  • how to build service descriptions

  • how to build custom transports

  • how to use the REST API

  • how to include external javaScript libraries in your HCL Leap applications

 Using CSS to customize the look of your HCL Leap applications

Sometimes you may want to customize the look of your HCL Leap applications beyond what is provided out-of-the-box.  You can completely change how user's see and interact with HCL Leap controls by using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).  We have created some examples of changes that you might want to make.

 Common Administrative Tasks and Configuration Notes

Devoted to common administrative tasks and configuration details/clarifications that involve HCL Leap.  If you are a server administrator then you will want to review and become familiar with many of the tasks and notes that we have provided.  Some of these are common tasks to WebSphere/Portal/DB2, but I felt it important to identify them for those that have never worked with the IBM products before.

 Sample HCL Leap Applications and Design Techniques

Repository of HCL Leap applications that demonstrate a business use case, customized behavior or design techniques.  Each example is documented so that you could replicate the behavior in your own HCL Leap applications.  Many of these examples were born out of questions or requests posted in this community's forum.  If there is something that you would like to do in HCL Leap but can't quite figure it out, post us the details in the forum and we will help you find the right solution!