Searching the Help
To search for information in the Help, type a word or phrase in the Search box. When you enter a group of words, OR is inferred. You can use Boolean operators to refine your search.
Results returned are case insensitive. However, results ranking takes case into account and assigns higher scores to case matches. Therefore, a search for "cats" followed by a search for "Cats" would return the same number of Help topics, but the order in which the topics are listed would be different.
|A single word||
||Topics that contain the word "cat". You will also find its grammatical variations, such as "cats".|
You can specify that the search results contain a specific phrase.
Topics that contain the literal phrase "cat food" and all its grammatical variations.
Without the quotation marks, the query is equivalent to specifying an OR operator, which finds topics with one of the individual words instead of the phrase.
Two or more words in the same topic
|Either word in a topic||
|Topics that do not contain a specific word or phrase||
|Topics that contain one string and do not contain another||
|A combination of search types||
- Creating and editing forms
Add a dynamic form to a form
Applies to User Roles:
Tip For the format for the XML that describes the dynamic form, refer to
To add a dynamic form to a form, follow these steps:
- Click Tailoring > Forms Designer in the System Navigator, or type
fdon the Service Manager command line and then press Enter.
Type a form name and click Search.
Service Manager opens a list of forms. Click the form you want to update to open it.
- Click Design to open design mode.
- Drag the Dynamic form icon to the desired location.
- Click the dynamic form field to select it.
- Type the name of the form in the Value text box of the Name Property.
- Type the name of the field in which to store the XML in the Value text box of the Input property
Specify the height, width, and other properties of the dynamic form, as desired.
Note Forms designer sets the widget size set to the maximum size the dynamic form (once stretched) can occupy. You can resize the widget, but if you set the size too small, the dynamic form will appear truncated.
- Click Web Preview to see what the form will look like in the Web client.
- Click Ok to see what the form will look like in the Windows client.
- Click Ok to save your changes.
- To see the dynamic form, open the form on which it is located with Database Manager.
Each time you save changes in Forms Designer, exit the form and reload it in Database Manager.
To see the XML and the dynamic form at the same time for testing purposes, create a form with a regular text input field and a dynamic form widget for the same data field. Since the Web client does not allow you to use the same field name more than once on a form, alias the field, making the input property for the dynamic forms widget the alias and the input property for the text file the field itself. Be sure to make one of these read-only, so that they don't interfere with each other. Put your XML into the text field. You can use the magnify option to open a large text box to edit the XML.
Creating and editing forms
Using the drawing canvas
Forms Designer properties view
Enabling HTML in forms
Forms Designer best practices
Building accessible forms