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Buttons/Keys Related Attributes

Action

The Action attribute is used to associate an Action with the Button. Every Button or Key is defined for the purpose of executing certain predefined actions.

Syntax

[Key/Button : <Key/Button Name>]

Action : <Required Action>

Example

[Button : NonColumnar]

Action : Set : ColumnarDayBook : NOT ##ColumnarDayBook

 

ActionEx

The attribute ActionEx is used to enhance the multi-action support at button or key level. It allows you to specify multiple actions for executions when you invoke a key or button. ActionEx is a triple list attribute.

Syntax

[Button:<Button Name>]

ActionEx: <Label>:<Action Keyword>[:<Action Parameters>]

     OR

[Button :<Button Name>]

<Label>:<Action Keyword>[:<Action Parameters>]

Where,

<Button Name> is the name of the button definition.

<Label> is any string to identify the ActionEx statement. Label supports for deletion, addition, modification, and replacement of the ActionEx statements. It is a mandatory sub-attribute.

  • If the labels are unique, every ActionEx statements are executed in the order of their specifications.
  • If the labels are same, the last action within the same label is executed.

<Action Keyword> is any platform or object-specific action except the function specific actions.

<Action Parameters> List of parameters as required by the action specified, separated by colon. Depending on the specified action keyword this parameter can be optional.

Example: 1

[Button: Show Final Accounts]

Key     : Ctrl + F

ActionEx: TB : Display : Trial Balance

ActionEx: PL : Display : Profit and Loss

ActionEx: BS : Display : Balance Sheet

OR

[Button: Show Final Accounts]

Key : Ctrl + F

TB  : Display : Trial Balance

PL  : Display : Profit and Loss

BS  : Display : Balance Sheet

Example: 2

Modify the code in example 1 to display the modified final accounts as given below:

  • Delete the action to display TrialBalance using the attribute Delete: TB.
  • Add the action to set the attribute ExplodeFlag as yes, after the label PL.
  • Modify BS label to display the report ‘MyBalanceSheet’.

[Button: Modified Final Accounts]

Use     : Show Final Accounts

Delete  : TB

Add     : ActionEx: After:PL: ExplodeFlagNo: Set: ExplodeFlag: No

Replace : ActionEx: BS :BS: Display : My Balance Sheet

[Report: My Balance Sheet]

……

Form    : Balance Sheet

Example: 3

Use the button Show Final Accounts mentioned in Example 1, in the report MyReport and modify it locally to delete the display of Trial Balance using ActionEx.

[Report: My Report]

……

Form: My Report

[Form: My Report]

….

Button: Show Final Accounts

Local : Button: Show Final Accounts: Delete: ActionEx: TB

You can use the attribute ActionEx to achieve multi-action support which reduces the code size, instead of the attribute Action List with additional key definitions.

To display the final accounts using a button you need to write the following code using the attribute Action List.

Example

[Button: Show Final Accounts]

Key         : Ctrl + F

Action List : Show Trial Balance, Show Profit and Loss, Show Balance Sheet

;; Key Names which are to be triggered in sequence

[Button: Show Trial Balance]

Key    : Ctrl + F

Action : Display : Trial Balance

[Button: Show Profit and Loss]

Key    : Ctrl + F

Action : Display : Profit and Loss

[Button: Show Balance sheet]

Key    : Ctrl + F

Action : Display : Balance Sheet

Whereas when you use the attribute ActionEx, it reduces the code size.

Example:

[Button: Show Final Accounts]

Key     : Ctrl + F

ActionEx: TrialBalance : Display : Trial Balance

ActionEx: ProfitandLoss : Display : Profit and Loss

ActionEx: BalanceSheet : Display : Balance Sheet

Inactive

The Inactive attribute is used to activate the Button, based on some condition. If the condition is FALSE, the button will be displayed, but it cannot be activated.

Syntax

[Key/Button : <Key/Button Name>]

Inactive : <Logical Condition>

Example

[Button: Close Company]

Inactive : $$SelectedCmps < 1

Title

The Title attribute can be used to give a meaningful Title to the Button being displayed on the Button Bar. This attribute is optional.

Syntax

[Key/Button : <Key/Button Name>]

Title : <Button Title>

Example

[Button : NonColumnar]

Title : “No Columns”

Key/Keys

This attribute is used to give a unique key combination, which can be activated by pressing the same from any Report or Menu. This attribute is mandatory if action is specified in this definition.

Syntax

[Key/Button : <Key/Button Name>]

Key : <Combination of Keys>

Example

[Button: NonColumnar]

Key : Alt + F5

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