Setting form properties
For each form, you can define properties that determine how that form looks and performs during operations performed in a web browser.
Setting form properties in Base Development mode
The following panels are displayed when you are in Base Development mode.
Definitions tab in Base Development mode
Defines settings for the next ID block size, cache, status history, and tags.
Defines the order in which entry points appear in the Application List field and the mode (New or Search) in which the form will open.
Result List Fields
Defines the form's fields that appear when a user performs a Search operation in a web browser.
Defines the order in which requests appear in the matching table list when the Search button is clicked on a form in a web browser.
Defines the settings for periodically backing up or deleting form data.
Creates a record in the Audit form when you enable Audit for any field on a form.
Defines the primary and secondary forms of a join form, the join type, and a qualification.
Defines form indexes to reduce the database search time for frequently searched fields.
Full Text Search
Defines the weighted relevancy fields for searches on multiple forms. Defines the scan times for join, vendor, and view forms.
For vendor forms only, defines the vendor and table names used to create the form. If you modify these fields and specify a vendor name that is not associated with a valid ARDBC plug-in or a table name that the plug-in does not support, you receive errors when you try to access data from the vendor form.
For view forms only, displays the names of the table and one or more key fields used to create the form. You cannot edit these fields.
Defines the owner of a form, the user who last modified it, the date and time of the modification, and a description of the changes.
Defines the help text for the form. This help text should describe the form, what it does, and how to use it. Web browser users can view help by clicking the Help button, if a Help form action field is added to the form.
|Associations to Follow for Archive|
Allows you to configure the associations that need to be followed during archiving of a form and to archive related data. You can choose from the specific filtering options so that only necessary associations are archived along with the form. The following options are available:
Unspecified, Selected, All Enforced, All
Note: In the Best Practice Customization mode, you can overlay Associations to Follow for Archive. However, you will only be able to select the filtering option that includes higher associations than Base Development mode.
Form properties apply to all form views associated with that form. To set properties for a specific form view, select the tab of the form view, click in an empty area on the form, and edit the form's view properties under Properties. For more information about setting view-specific properties, see Setting form view properties.
Setting form properties in Best Practice Customization mode
In Best Practice Customization mode, the granular properties are available for customization. These granular properties are listed under separate panels in the Definitions tab. The properties for which the granularity is not available are listed under the Other Definitions panel. For information about customizing the granular properties in the Best Practice Customization mode, see Customizing a BMC Remedy application using overlays and custom objects.
Definitions tab in Best Practice Customization mode
To define form properties
- Open the form.
- Select the Definitions tab in the form editor.
- Click the property panels to view and change the base properties. The form type you are modifying determines which panels appear.
For more information about setting form properties, see the following sections: