Using Browses and Browse Collections
Use the following menu-level browses and browse collections to easily view, filter and sort configurations, variables, and features:
• Configuration browse
• View Variables and Features browse collection
• View Configurations browse collection
• View Configuration Details browse collection
In a browse collection, a main browse drives the fields selected in the other browses and programs. The QAD .NET UI displays the other browses and programs in the lower part of a horizontal split-screen, with the main browse located in the upper part.
View Configurations Browse Collection
The View Configurations browse collection includes a Configurable Item browse with a Configuration browse and a Variant Item browse.
If you click a record in Configurable Item, the associated browses automatically have the data for that selected item. You can click the Configuration Browse tab to see existing configurations for that configurable item, or click the Variant Item Browse tab to see existing variant items created from it.
View Variables and Features Browse Collection
The View Variables and Features browse collection includes a Master Group browse with a Variable browse and a View Configurable Items and Features browse collection.
If you click a record in Master Group, the associated browses automatically have the data pertaining to that group. You can click the Variable Browse tab to see existing variables under the group. You can also click the View Configurable Items and Features tab to see configurable items, related configurations and variant items.
View Configuration Details Browse Collection
The View Configuration Details browse collection includes a View Configurable Items browse and a Configuration Details browse.
If you click a record in View Configurable Items, the associated browse automatically has the data pertaining to that item.
Customizing the Configuration Browse
To customize the Configuration Browse, click the Customize icon beneath the search box to the right. You can specify whether to show temporary questions and background questions and whether to display long or short questions in the Configuration Browse.
Note: You cannot hide temporary or background questions when they are used as filter criteria in the search box.
Customize the Configuration Browse