The View Manager
Most of the data lists in Manager offer a number of choices on the View menu. Each view determines which database fields appear in the list columns, as well as the column header names, default sort order, and grouping properties. Administrators and Full Operators can modify existing views and create new ones in the View Design list.
In the View list, the Actions menu contains commands to Export Selected Views and Import a saved .view file.
For every defined list view, the View Design Data Entry dialog provides access to the settings that determine how Manager displays data from a given table.
Contains basic identifying information and general behavior for the view.
Project: Normally set to 'WBS'
Table Name: The data list that the view applies to
Type: Always 'List'
Subtype: (not used)
Owner: Not used; should always be 'System'
View Name: The name of the view, as it appears on the View menu More …
Note: View names may be followed by either of the following notations:
Description: Text description of the viewʼs purpose
Several fields pertain to reports generated from list views:
Report File Name: The name of the file that configures the report
Icon Formula, Custom Draw: The names of system functions that Manager will call to configure the display of icons and text, respectively
On Enter: (not used)
Orientation: The default print orientation of the report; 'Landscape' if not otherwise specified
Dialog With List:
Allow Column Header Drag and Drop: Enables the user to reorder the columns by dragging them with the mouse
Force Distinct Rows:
Auto Refresh List:
Shows which columns are included in the list view.
To add a column to the view, select one of the Available Fields and click Add. Use the Move Left and Move Right buttons to change the order in which columns will appear. To remove a column from the list, select it and click Remove.
To identify which Available Field to use for a given data field in Manager, see View Design field names.
Manager normally selects the Type automatically; it cannot be changed.
Header lets you redefine the column header text for this field.
Sort: 'Default' is normally appropriate. Sort Order determines the columnʼs sort priority with respect to other columns.
A Virtual Column is one whose values are not displayed in the list, sometimes used for fields the system uses to calculate formulas.
Sum Records by Value is available for numeric fields; it tells Manager to sum the values in this column and display the result on the data listʼs title bar. The Title field contains the text string that introduces the summed values.
Group Display by Value instructs Manager to group the list display by the values in the selected column. Sum on Group makes it display the total number of groups on the title bar.
The Tree View tab is not used in Λctiv8 Manager.
View Design field names