DIY Fields

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Introduction

This Additional Module(DIY Fields Module) where user can self Create new User Define Field(s)

DIY Fields

  • Available Data Field Type
Field Type Definition
String Text data of a fixed length (up to 8192 bytes)
Boolean A Boolean value.
Integer Whole numbers in the range of long integers (32 bits).
Currency Currency values with the same range as the Real data type (Max 4 decimal point)
Float Real numbers with a fixed number of digits after the decimal point.
Date A date value.
Picture A Picture Value.
Memo Text of arbitrary length.
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  • Avoid use Picture data if can as it will cause your database size increase very fast.
  • Only String data can increase the field size so plan properly before add the field.
  • User can't change from 1 data type to another once it save.
  • Avoid create too many UDF field as it will reduce system performance & take longer time to save 1 data entry. (Recommended Max is 30 UDF Fields)
  • Avoid Create String data with too large size. (Recommended Max is 200)
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  • User can create DIY Fields either at Header Fields or Item Fields
  • In each Table had the below interface
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Name Description
Name
  • Field name
  • Only Alphanumeric & no spacing
Data Type
  • Type of Field
Size
  • The Field Size
  • Only applicable for Float, Integer & String Data Type
Sub Size
  • The Field Sub Size normally is the Decimal Point
  • Only applicable for Float Data Type
Caption
  • Field name to be shown at user interface.
Required
  • To tell the system the current field MUST not empty
Default Value
  • Default Value to insert on New record
Display Format
  • Set Display format for Float, Currency & Integer Data Type
Load
  • Reload again the Script from the Database (Only for DIY Script)
Load From File
  • Load Script/Fields from the Text File.
  • Be careful as system will delete the existing field before load the file to the system
Save
  • Save Current Script/Field
  • Don't do Delete, Rename & Insert in same time (Only for DIY Fields)
Save To File
  • Save Current Script/Fields to Text File
+ Button
  • Add New Field
- Button
  • Delete Selected Field
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Header Fields

Below is the example for Sales Invoice

Add New Fields

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01. At the left panel look for Sales Invoice | Header Fields
02. Click the + Button on top to add New fields as above picture
03. Click Save button

Design Layout

They are 2 ways to creating the Layout for new fields added.

01. Right Click the Sales Invoice
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Advance Form Design

This mode is only for the user who known how to use the Delphi.

Pros
  • Freely adjust & place the component.
Cons
  • Not Easy to design
  • Not support Date & Picture Data Type

02. Select New Advance Form Design
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03. Enter the name (eg Freight Info) this will shown in the Sales Invoice Data Entry
04. Click OK
05. Click the Freight Info (name create at Step 3 above) on the left panel
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  • This Data Controls component is use for Variable data which can be use at Data Entry
  • Below is the detail of each button (From Left)
Component Purpose
DBText Data-aware label that can display a field from a currently active record.
DBEdit Data-aware edit box that can display or edit a field from a currently active record.
DBMemo Data-aware memo box that can display or edit text BLOB data from a currently active record.
DBImage Data-aware image box that can display, cut, or paste bitmapped BLOB images to and from a currently active record.
DBListBox Data-aware list box that can display values from a column in a table.
DBCheckBox Data-aware check box that can display or edit a Boolean data field from a currently active record.
DBRichEdit Data-aware Rich Text Editor that can display or edit text BLOB data from a currently active record.
cxDBSpinEdit Data-aware Edit box that can display or edit integer or Float data from a currently active record.
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Normally we only use

Standard Tab component
- Label - For Labeling each field
Data Controls Tab component
- DBEdit - For String Data
- DBRichEdit - For Memo Data
- cxDBSpinEdit - For Currency, Float or Integer Data
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06. Click the Standard Tab & select Label button place on thee right panel
07. In the Object Inspector look for
  • Caption & set to the Caption you like (eg Container Number)
  • Font & set the Size to 12 or any size you prefer
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08. Click the Data Controls Tab & select DBEdit button place on thee right panel
09. In the Object Inspector look for
  • DataField & set to the UDF field name (normally is UDF_FieldName) (eg UDF_ContainerNo)
  • Font & set the Size to 12 or any size you prefer
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10. Continue repeat Step 6 till Step 9 for rest of the UDF field.
11. Click Save button after done.
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Quick Form Design (Recommended)

This mode is for the user who don't known how to use the Delphi.

Pros
  • Easy to Design
Cons
  • Unable to freely adjust & place the component.
  • Not support Rich Text Editor.

02. Select New Quick Form Design
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03. Enter the name (eg Freight Info) this will shown in the Sales Invoice Data Entry
04. Click OK
05. Click the Freight Info (name create at Step 3 above) on the left panel
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06. Click Customise button.
07. Drag the UDF Field from the Available Item dialog box & drop to Right Panel
08. Continue repeat Step 7 for rest of the UDF field.
09. Click Save button after done.
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Item Fields

There is no layout need to be design for Item Field UDF. You can drag out all the UDF field in the Field Chooser in the data Entry

Add New Fields

01. At the left panel look for Sales Invoice | Item Fields
02. Click the + Button on top to add New fields as above picture
03. Click Save button
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01. Drag the UDF field from the Customization Dialog
02. Drop it the column you wanted to shown (eg In between Description Column & Qty Column)
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FAQ

Can I show the detail fields in Header?

Yes but with following condition
  • Only available in Advance Form Design
  • The Data will change/run base on last selected Record in the Detail Grid
Steps
01. Open the Form you wanted to Add (eg Sales | Sales Invoice)
02. Open The Advance form Advance form
03. Design as usual except need to select DataSource
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04. Select the XXXXX.YYYYY.dsDocDetail
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See also