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  •     QAD Glossary

  • Setting Up Menu Substitutions
    Use Menu Substitution Maintenance (36.20.6) to set up a link between two programs so that when users select one from a menu, the other program displays. This is useful for substituting custom versions of existing programs.
    In the Windows and character interfaces, which program is invoked for a particular user depends on whether they have enabled menu substitution. Each user can turn menu substitution on or off in User Maintenance (36.3.1) or, in the Windows environment, from the Options menu.
    In the Desktop interface, browses and standard programs are always placed on the menus. Users can find the alternate program using the search function.
    Menu substitution affects standard programs in these ways:
    Replaces browses with inquiry programs
    Replaces standard programs with custom versions

    Menu Substitution Maintenance (36.20.6)
    1
    Enter the program name in Execution File. Users selecting this program from a menu will actually be running the one entered into the New Execution File field.
    2
    Enter the substitute program name in New Execution File. This is the name of the program to replace the one entered in Execution File. Users will run this program when they select the one entered in the Execution File field. You can use wildcards. For example, if you want to replace all inquiry programs with the browse versions, you enter *iq* in the Execution File field and *br* here.
    3
    Enter a label term in Selection Label Term. The long label contained in this term appears in the title bar and menu list of the substituted program.