Record Window

You will use record windows are used to enter, view and edit individual records. The heading may read 'New', 'Inspect', 'Update' or 'Deleting', depending on the circumstance. All data entry will be made in windows of this type.

A record window will be opened when you open a specific record from a browse window by double-clicking, and when you create a new record. Below is the window that will be opened when you double-click a row in the 'Orders: Browse' window.

The record window is where you enter or edit information. Note that certain fields will only accept numbers or uppercase letters, while others cannot be changed at all. In some cases, all characters will be converted to uppercase automatically.

Use the Return, Tab or arrow keys to move from field to field. The Return key moves the cursor to the next editable field, while the arrow keys move to the next field, whether it can be changed or not. You can also use the mouse to click directly in a field to enter or change its data. When you click in a field, its contents will be highlighted, and the contents will be replaced as soon as you start typing. If you click twice in the same field, the insertion point will be placed at the point where you click, allowing you to enter or delete characters at that point.

Some record windows, such as the one in the illustration, are divided into two sections: the top half shows details of the parent record (in this case, an Order) and the lower half contains the individual items (or rows) that are listed on that Order.

Sometimes a record window contains more information than can be shown on screen at once. If this is the case, there will be a series of tabs (marked 'Terms', 'Items', 'Currency', etc in the example of the Order illustrated above) that you can click to see more pages of information about the parent record. There may also be a series of flips (marked 'A', 'B', 'C', etc) that you can click to see more information for the rows.


Types of window in Standard ERP:

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