REP002 - Field Visualizations
Field visualizations can be used in LANSA components such as forms, reusable parts or web pages.
Fields types such as Alpha, String, Packed and Signed have a simple entry field as the default visualization, but many other types of visualizations, such as Radio buttons, drop downs, spin buttons, and other visualizations can be added.
Field types such as DateTime have specialized visualizations that include features like calendar prompts.
You can control which visualization is used by default. In the example of the iiiEmployNotes field, you would want a multiline entry field to be used instead of a single entry field. Hence, the multiline field was defined as the default visualization.
Tips and Techniques
Field visualizations ensure a consistent presentation of your fields.
Field visualizations can be extremely powerful in the case of simple list selections. For example, a field GENDER can be visualized as Male and Female radio buttons or as a list of values in a combo box. By defining this visualization once, it is automatically available to all components.
What I Should Know
How to create a field visualization.
How to perform simple changes to the field visualization definitions.
How to set the default visualization.