Using Component-Based Screens
Component-based screens have a number of additional navigation features.
Entering Data in Fields
Use the tab key and mouse cursor to navigate through business component forms and to enter data.
A lookup option is available on fields that feature magnifying glass icons. You can also access this option by pressing Alt+L. Lookup screens can be customized in the same way as the browse overviews.
Many actions, such as Save and Create, also have keyboard shortcuts; for example, Control+S for Save and Control+N for Create (New). The shortcuts are listed in the Actions menu.
The translation option is available for description fields and lets you store translations of your description text in active system languages. QAD Messaging
discusses this option in more detail.
You can click the Go To button to access the related activity that created the value displayed in a field. Go To options are also available on the Go To menu. Which activity displays depends on whether the source field is empty or contains a value.
In Screen Options
, you click the Go To button next to the Budget Group field when the field is empty. The Budget Group Create screen displays so you can create a new budget group for this cost center.
If you click Go To when a value already exists in the field, the Budget Group View screen displays. If you want to modify the budget group, you can switch from View to Modify in the Actions menu of the Budget Group screen.
Note: The system security determines if you have modify rights.
In some amount fields, you can use the F3 key to automate data entry. When your cursor is in a transaction amount field, pressing F3 automatically fills in the balancing side of the transaction. This can be very useful in functions such as journal entry.