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Introducing the ABL GUI Designer : Reference : GUI Designer dialogs : SmartObject dialogs : DataView Instance Properties dialog
DataView Instance Properties dialog
The DataView Instance Properties dialog allows you to configure the behavior of your DataView instance.
Access this dialog by choosing Instance Properties on the DataView right-click context menu.
The DataView Instance Properties dialog includes the following options:
Business entity
The logical name of the business entity on which the DataView operates.
Note: This is the logical name. The physical business entity name must be realized by the service before the DataView can function.
Read data in batches
Specify the number of rows in the Rows field, to be retrieved from the database and stored by the client. The default value is 200.
Note: The Rows field will be enabled only when the Read data in batches check box is selected.
Rebuild dataset on Reposition
Select to rebuild the temp-table starting with the specified record.
Open query on initialization
Select to open the query when the DataView object initializes. This check box is selected by default.
Instance name
The instance name of the DataSet. The default value is the business entity name. Specifying a different value enables separate instances of the same business entity to run in a container.
Data table
Select a data table in the business entity. You can edit and navigate through the selected table.
Lists any other tables associated with the selected table. For each listed table, you can set the following options:
*View – Determines if data from this table is available for display by visual objects linked to the data table. Only tables that are directly linked to the data table can be part of the data table's view. The table's records must also be uniquely identifiable from the data table.
*Join – Determines if this table can be browsed, sorted, or filtered. Only tables that are inner-joined with the data table should be selected.
Note: The parent table in the DataSet cannot be included through the Join option.
Sort by
Lists the fields used to sort the results.
Edit Sort
Enables you to add fields to the Sort by list and arrange their order.
Enables you to specify the sort order for the currently selected field in the Sort by list.
Inst. name
The name of the DataView instance.
Activate/deactivate DataTargets on view/hide
Defines whether or not the DataView retrieves records needed by objects that are currently hidden.
Note: By default, the Activate/deactivate DataTargets on view/hide check box is selected.
Prompt on delete
Select to display confirmation prompt for record deletions.
Note: By default, the Prompt on delete check box is selected.
Display fields for prompt
Select which field values display when prompting to confirm record deletions.
Select any one of the following options:
*None – to display no field values.
*All – to display all field values.
*Select Fields – to display only the selected field values.
Edit display field list
Opens the Multi-Field Selector dialog which allows you to select the fields. The selected field values are displayed for record deletion prompts.
Note: The Edit display field list button is enabled only when you choose Select Fields in the Display fields for prompt section.