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  • Customizing Menus and Function Keys
    You can execute a program in a number of different ways.
    Type the program name, such as mgmemt.p, at any menu prompt. When you exit the program the prompt redisplays.
    Type the full number, such as 36.4.4, at any prompt. If you are currently on another branch of the menu tree (for example the 1.4 menu), enter a period before the menu number (.36.4.4).
    Type a partial number from a submenu, such as 4.4 while located at menu 36.
    Press a function key that is assigned to this program.
    Select the program from the User Menu.
    You can control the menu numbers and the names associated with programs in several ways.
    Move menu items.
    Change menu names.
    Create names for menu items.
    Specify security for menus. See Assign Access by Menu security chapter.
    Note: If you make these changes, they may be lost during software updates.
    All menu information is contained in the mnd_det table. View its structure in the Data Dictionary. With each release, you receive the latest version of this table, which you should load into your databases. As QAD develops new programs, it populates this table with new records and alters existing records. When loading the latest version of the table data, you must delete your existing version—along with any modifications you made.
    The new menus are loaded with a utility program mgdload.p, which provides some control over what gets replaced and prints a listing of what was changed. The mnd_det table is modified by two programs: Menu System Maintenance (36.4.4) and User Function Maintenance (36.4.11).