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The first thing you will see after logging into nuBuilder Forte is a nuBuilder Launch Form (also referred to as a Home Page).

On the Home Page, you will find Buttons that will take you to other Forms.


Forms

Each Form has 4 ways to help you navigate nuBuilder Forte.

Action Buttons

Action Buttons appear above Breadcrumbs on a Form.

Form Action Buttons

Standard Action Buttons belong to each Browse or Edit Form.

You can choose which buttons each Access Level has access to.

Report Action Buttons

Procedure Action Buttons

There are 2 ways to run a Procedure.

  1. Run - For Procedures run in a new browser window - nuRunPHP.
  2. Run - For Procedures run but hidden from the user - nuRunPHPHidden - Using PHP's print or echo statements here will cause errors as there is nothing to print to.

Custom Action Buttons

Breadcrumbs

As you click through different forms, a Breadcrumb will be created above the Browse or Edit Form.

As you continue to go to more Forms, the Breadcrumb will get longer.

eg. Home > Invoice > 007 as in the flowchart below.

Clicking on a link in the Breadcrumb will return you to a previously visited Form.

Clicking on Home will return you to where you originally started.

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Options Menu

At the top right of every Browse and Edit Form, there is an Options icon.

Clicking this will display the following options...

Searchable Columns

This is available only on Browse Forms.

Clicking this will bring up a box with the title - Include While Searching

This is a list of all the columns included in the current Browse Form along with a checkbox for each.

Unticking any of these checkboxes will exclude that column from being part of any Search on the Browse Form.

It can also be unticked with SHIFT CTRL + #. (# = column number)

Arrange Objects

This is available only to Globeadmin Users.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + A.

Clicking this will take you to Arrange Objects.

Form Properties

This is available only to Globeadmin Users.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + F.

Clicking this will bring up a Popup containing the current Form's properties.

Form Object List

This is available only to Globeadmin Users.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + O.

Clicking this will bring up a dialog box containing a list of all the Objects used on the current Form.


A quicker way to edit an Object's properties is by double clicking it's Label.

This will bring up its properties in a Popup.

nuDebug

This is available only to Globeadmin Users.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + D.

Clicking this will bring up a dialog containing a Browse Form of any entries made with nuDebug().

Each entry will show 3 things.

  1. Date and Time.
  2. PHP file it was called in.
  3. Each parameter preceded by its number in square brackets and a colon. eg. [0] :

It will be in the order of most recent entry and the When column will tell you how long ago it happened.

When viewing a record on the Edit Form here, Action Buttons will give you the options to delete the current or all records.

Search

This is available only on Edit Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + S.


Add

This is available only on Browse Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + A.


Print

This is available only on Browse Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + P.


Refresh

This is available only on Edit Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + R.

Clicking this will. return the values on the current Form, to what they were when you first opened it and will not save the record.


Save

This is available only on Browse Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + S.


Delete

This is available only on Edit Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + Y.


Clone

This is available only on Edit Forms.

It can also be accessed via SHIFT CTRL + C.


Change Login

This is available only to non Globeadmin Users.


Help

Tab specific Help, available if added via Form's Tab properties.

Opening A New Window

Going to a Form while holding down CTRL will open that Form in a new browser tab.

Doing this you'll notice that the new breadcrumb has no Home Breadcrumb and the browser URL has extra parameters.

You can continue using nuBuilder as logged in.

If you try to refresh this page (via the browser) it will go blank.

Popup Forms

These can be created using nuPopup()

A Popup window can be...

  • Moved by dragging the top border with your mouse.
  • Maximised by double clicking the top border with your mouse.