Dialog Elements

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You can create dialog elements for the configured forms of the folder, register, and document types.

There are elements which have a visual function and elements for the indexing of folders, registers and documents.

The indexing elements have:

  • Graphic properties – the size and position on the form
  • Database properties – a database type and a field length
  • Properties which support the user when indexing or searching.

The database properties determine which tables are created in the database. Editing of these properties is very restricted.

With the field length you specify a maximum value for the length of the indexing of a field. enaio® editor operates with a default maximum field length of 248 characters for text fields which is supported by every database. If the database allows a larger value you can increase the value. The maximum number is found in the documentation of your database. A larger number is entered via the File / settings menu on the Maximum database field length tab. The maximum permitted value is restricted to 8192 characters.

The form may have no more than 240 elements. If you set up a 'Page control' dialog element, you can additionally add 240 elements on every page.

Dialog elements typically consist of at least two elements: a field and a label field. Text fields consist of three elements. In addition to the field and label field, a text field also includes an element for a catalog or add-on button. This means, for example, that a maximum of 80 text fields are permitted on a form. If the maximum number of elements allowed is exceeded, a corresponding message will be shown.

The name of a dialog element can contain a maximum of 240 characters. The character combination ']]>' is not permitted to be used for names.

The forms are displayed on the desktop. You select the dialog elements via the Dialog elements toolbar and position them in the form.

The database properties and the properties for indexing are defined in the properties window. There you assign the catalogs and add-ons to the dialog elements. The properties of the dialog elements are not always visible for the user. Therefore, use the help of the tooltips to find out about the features of the dialog elements.

If you close a form you can select whether you want to adopt the changes or discard them. If you apply the changes they will be temporarily saved. If you want to permanently adopt the changes, save the object definition.