Using Information Grids
A number of screens feature information grids. These grids have many of the same features as browses; for example, you can change the column order and width. See Status Bar
Some grids are more complex than others, letting you add child rows with additional data related to a parent row.
System and user settings affect whether grid changes are temporary or remembered by the system. These settings are described in User Guide: QAD System Administration. Allow User Customization must be enabled and either Automatic Save of Last Used Grid Settings or Allow Save of Grid Settings must be enabled for the system to save changes. If the save is allowed rather than automatic, you can pick that command from the context menu.
To see the commands available in the grid, right-click to display a context menu.
Grid Context Menu
Grid Context Menu Commands
• Delete a Row. To delete a row, right-click in the row and select Delete a Row from the context menu or press the Delete key on the keyboard. The system prompts for confirmation before deleting the row.
Insert a New Row. Right-click and choose Insert a New Row from the context menu or press the Insert key. This either opens a new row for updating the required data fields or displays a new screen for data input (see Address Information
• Insert a Child Row. This command is available only in a grid that supports subordinate rows with data related to a parent row.
• Copy a Row. Right-click in the source row you want to copy and choose Copy a Row. A new row is created with the copied data. You must modify the key fields before you save the record.
Columns. Right-click on the grid header and choose Columns to display a dialog for changing which columns display in the grid and other grid details. The same option is available for browses and is described in Column Options
• Save Current Grid Settings. This option is available when Allow Save of Grid Settings is enabled system wide and automatic saving is not. Choose the option to preserve the changes you have made to the grid.
• Reset to Initial Settings. Choose this option to clear any changes you have made to the browse and reset it to its initial defaults defined at system installation.
• Print. Choose this option to send the data in the grid to the default Windows printer. You can also use the print commands on the QAD .NET UI File menu to print data.
For example, in Cost Center Create, choosing Insert a New Row opens a row directly in the grid. Address Information
illustrates the same command in the Business Relation Create screen, which opens a form for entering the data in the row. In this example, right-clicking the grid and choosing Insert a New Row displays the Address Information screen.
Complete the information in this screen, and click OK. The new address row is now inserted into the grid in the Business Relation Create form.