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.
"cat food" (quotation marks)
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
cat ^ mouse
|A combination of search types
( ) parentheses
- Creating and editing forms
- Create a form using the Form Wizard
- Update a form
- Using the drawing canvas
- Forms Designer properties view
- Setting properties
- Forms Designer controls and tools
- Enabling HTML in forms
- Add a subform to a form
- Using pop-ups
- Add a dynamic form to a form
- Building a graph diagram
Add a subform to a form
Applies to User Roles:
Subforms enable you to create a form once and then use it in other forms. You construct a subform in the same way as you would a standard form. You display a subform on another form by calling it with a subform widget embedded in the form.
Limitation: If a subform contains only a table, make sure that the table and subform have the same height. This way, a vertical scroll bar will appear for the table if needed when the total height of all table rows exceeds the specified table height. If you specify a table height greater than the subform height, the table rows may overflow outside the subform and overlap other fields on the form. If a subform contains multiple widgets, make sure that the subform height is set to be large enough to hold all the widgets; otherwise overlaps may also occur.
To add a subform to a form:
Follow these steps to add a subform to a form.
- 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.
Add a subform widget, or select an existing subform.
The properties for the comfill appear in the properties view.
- Specify the database field to access in the Value text box of the Input property.
- Specify the name of the form you want to display when the user hovers over the comfill in the Subform Format field.
- Specify the virtual join field to associate with the comfill in the Subform Input field.
- Mark the Subform Enabled checkbox.
- 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.
- Open the form using Database Manager to test your changes:
- Click Tailoring > Database Manager
Service Manager opens a list of forms.
- Click the form you just created to open it.