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.
TIP: You can have the Overview Form Editor create the menu items for object relations.
The menu items are 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 the variable %<table>WhereClause%. In the form element you assign a condition as WHERE clause to the variable.
If necessary, you can provide your own form templates in a form archive (*.Forms.vif).
User interface forms are connected to object definitions, so that different forms are offered in the user interface depending on which object is selected. These interface forms are made available to system users, taking into account their permissions group memberships, by the additional assignment of interface form to permissions groups. Further more, interface forms can be defined for separate menu items. When the associated menu item is selected in the navigation or the item is selected in the result list, the interface forms are shown for all system users without taking their permissions group memberships into account.
Predefined configurations are maintained by the schema installation and cannot be edited apart from a few properties.
NOTE: You can disable individual predefined tasks to prevent them being shown in the user interface. They remain disabled even after schema installation.
Use the Form Editor to create and edit the interface forms, such as the master data forms or assignment forms. All user interface forms are displayed in the form overview.
Use the form preview while editing master data forms. Select the View | Form preview menu item to display an additional Form preview tab in the Form Editor.
The form preview shows the contents of the interface form. You can see which base tables will be used to display the data. The permissions of the logged in Designer user are taken into account when loading and displaying an interface form.
If a form cannot be loaded, an appropriate error message is displayed.