Google Docs - Documentation Tool

If you are creating Solutions and Maps for a Customer, doing a Proof of Concept project, or simply tracking a large project, you may want to document the contents of those Solutions and Maps as part of your development process. TIBCO Scribe® LabsGoogle Docs - Documentation Tool Application is an open source third-party product that leverages Google Docs to help you easily document your TIBCO Scribe® Solutions and Maps. This application is an example of how you can use the TIBCO Scribe® API to create your own applications.


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Requirements for using and viewing the Google Docs - Documentation Tool Application are as follows:

  • A Google account
  • A TIBCO Scribe® Organization with API access enabled

Enabling API Access To TIBCO Scribe®

Before using the Google Docs - Documentation Tool application, log into TIBCO Scribe® and enable API Access, as follows:

  1. From the menu, select More > Security.
  2. From the Security page select Add . A new row displays in the Rule table.
  3. Make sure the API Access check box is checked. This grants access to the TIBCO Scribe® API for the selected IP Address range.
  4. Enter a starting and ending range of IP Addresses. Only those IP Addresses are granted API access.

    Whitelisting IPv6 addresses is not supported. If you enter the entire IPv4 range of to, IPv6 traffic can also access TIBCO Scribe®, however this does pose a security risk by removing the firewall into your TIBCO Scribe® Organization.

  5. Select Close to exit.

    Enabling API access takes approximately five minutes to take effect.

Using The Google Docs - Documentation Tool Application

  1. The TIBCO Scribe® LabsGoogle Docs - Documentation Tool application is available online. To access it, click the following link:

    TIBCO Scribe® Labs Google Docs - Documentation Tool

    The link opens a spreadsheet in Google Docs titled TIBCO Scribe® LabsGoogle Docs - Documentation Tool. This document is a working example with tabs along the bottom showing documented Solutions and Maps from a sample Organization.

  2. Select File > Make a Copy to create a copy in your own Google Account.

    If you have a prior version of the Google Docs - Documentation Tool application saved in your Google Account, be sure to delete that prior version before saving the latest version.

  3. In your own version, select Scribe > Document Solutions from the menu. An Authorization dialog is displayed. To document your Solutions and Maps TIBCO Scribe® LabsGoogle Docs - Documentation Tool requires access to your data on Google.
  4. Select Continue.
  5. Choose the Google Account you want to use.

    Google notifies you that the app is not verified.

  6. Select the Advanced link on the notification dialog.

  7. Select the Go to Scribe Labs — Google Docs — Documentation Tool link.

  8. On the Permissions dialog select Allow to continue. The TIBCO Scribe® Documentation Tool dialog displays.
  9. Enter your TIBCO Scribe® Username and Password.
  10. The Environment field defaults to Production.
  11. Select Submit. The dialog displays additional fields associated with your Username and Password.
  12. In the Organization drop-down, select the Organization that contains the Solution you want to document. Selecting an Organization, populates the Solutions drop-down.
  13. In the Solutions drop-down, select the Solution you want to document.
  14. Select Submit. The spreadsheet in the background begins to be populated with data from TIBCO Scribe®.
  15. Close the dialog to review the results.

Viewing The Code

In addition to documenting your Solutions and Maps, this application serves as an example of how you can leverage the TIBCO Scribe® Web API or you can modify the project to meet your specific needs. To view the underlying code, open your copy of the TIBCO Scribe® LabsGoogle Docs - Documentation Tool and select Tools > Script editor... from the menu.


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