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  •     QAD Glossary

  • Using View Maintenance
    View Maintenance (36.20.18) illustrates View Maintenance (36.20.18).

    View Maintenance (36.20.18)
    1
    Select or enter a view name.
    2
    Enter a label term in Description Term. The long label contained in this term is displayed as the view label.
    3
    In User IDs/Groups, enter a user ID to limit user access to the view (optional). You can enter multiple user IDs by separating them with commas.
    4
    Press Go.

    View Maintenance, Table Selection
    5
    The number you enter in Sequence controls the order in which the table defined in Table is joined to the view.
    6
    Enter a table name.
    7
    If the sequence is not 1, specify the type of join, either inner or outer. The Join Type field is only enabled when the sequence number is greater than 1.
    8
    Enter or edit the phrase to join the tables. Use proper Progress syntax. Do not include a Where verb. Join phrases express the field relationships between tables (see Creating a View by Joining Two Tables). For a faster display of fields, use indexed fields in the Join Phrase.
    9
    Press End.

    View Maintenance, View Field Data
    10
    In Field Name, enter a field from one of the tables in the view or enter a local variable. When entering a local variable, name it local-varnn, where nn is a number incremented by one from the last defined variable.
    For example, you see from the look-up browse that the last local variable was local-var05; you name your local variable local-var06. Use local variables when you want to return a value resulting from an operation on two fields; for example, the quantity required minus the quantity open. Define the operation in Expression.
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    If you entered a local variable in Field Name, enter its Label Term, Format, and Data Type.
    Note: Search for a label term by entering a portion of a label, then use Next/Previous to display available records.
    12
    If Field Name is a local variable, you can enter Progress syntax in Expression to define the local variable. Valid expressions include:
    field1 + field2 (computation, where field1 and field2 are fields within the record)
    >, <, >= (operands that perform comparisons)
    Progress functions, such as substring (field1,1,4) or round ( field1,1)
    Note: Incorrect syntax terminates your session if you attempt to use the view.