User interface forms are used to display and edit data in the user interface. The basic information for representing data on the user interface forms is described in form definitions and form templates. The form definition referenced by the interface form needs to be found. The form template given in the form definition is checked for existence in the form archive and to see if it labeled for the correct display purposes.
If necessary, you can provide your own form templates in a form archive (<MMM>.Forms.vif).
TIP: You can have the Overview Form Editor create the menu items for object relations.
The menu items will be entered below the menu item InfoSheets.QIM.Links with the labels InfoSheet.List.<table>and InfoSheet.Node.<table>, respectively.
The condition for the menu items is defined as variable %<table>WhereClause%. In the form element you assign a condition as WHERE clause to the variable.
Edit the user interface forms with the Form Editor. The editor is started from the program "Designer" and opens in the document view. Only additional Form Editor functions are described in the following.
The following items are added to the menu bar when the editor starts.
|Menu||Menu Item||Meaning||Key Combination|
|Form||Paste||Creates a new form.|
|Delete||The selected form is deleted after confirming the security alert.|
|Replace by...||Starts the wizard for replacing a form.|
|Refresh view||Updates the form list.||F5|
|Options||Show captions||Show the interface form display text. If the selection is not enabled, the form names are shown.|
|Tree/list view||Toggles between list and hierarchical form view|
|Select columns...||Opens a dialog window for selecting columns that can be also be displayed in the form list.|
|Filter||Define filter...||Opens a dialog window for creating an ad hoc filter.|
|Delete filter||Deletes the filter.|
|Manage filters...||Opens a dialog window for creating permanent filters.|
|View||Properties||Shows/hides the edit view.|
|Objects||Show/hides the object definition view.|
|Permissions group||Shows/hides the permissions group edit view.|
|Menu Items||Shows/hides the menu assignment view|
|Related Applications||Shows/hides the application edit view.|
|Form preview||Shows/hides the form preview.|
|Help||Form edit help||Opens the help on this topic.|
|Form Editor help||Opens the editor help.|
|Adds a new form.|
|Deletes a form.|
|Toggles between captions and form names.|
|Toggles between list and hierarchical form view.|
|Refreshes the display.|
|Starts the WHERE clause wizard for defining custom filters. After entering the data, the form is display with respect to the filter condition.|
|Resets custom filter.|