Working with lists

            Lists (tables) are the most used component in the application. This is an accounting and managing software, used to maintain some information and store it in the database, which is inevitable linked with tables. Actually, the only thing you do in this application is working with tables. Of course, you can also view reports, print documents, send e-mails, do some other stuff, but anyway all of these operations are performed in tables.

            Since BaccS is built all around tables, it is recommended to carefully read all articles from this section.

            Let us start with editing modes. There are a number of editing modes you may use in BaccS. The first is the simplest: inline editing, which is used when you add or correct data right in the table. For example, you do this in the job editing form:
            List editor - BaccS - Translation project management system

            Inline editing allows to quickly enter data. You may press Enter key, which behavior depends on a currently selected column. If current column contains drop-down list to select reference value, and if current value is empty, then this drop-down list will be opened to allow you to select a value. If current cell contains any value, then hitting Enter key will lead to moving a caret to a next column. When you're in the last column, and if you wish to create a new row, hold Shift key and press Enter to create a new row and move a caret to the first column.

            To select rows in list, you can use small column with checkboxes on left. Also, you can use default Windows technique to select rows by holding Ctrl or Shift keys.

            To edit some value, just click inside the cell and type (or select from the list) the desired value. Depending on the cell type, some limitations may apply. For example, in a cell with a drop-down list it is possible to only select from listed values, in the date call you can only enter/select dates, amount cells allow you to enter only numbers, etc.

            Another type of editing method is a separate form (tab). This is used when an entry contains many fields. The main example, of course, is the job editing form:

            You can open as many such forms as needed from the main list (list of jobs, in this case). When the necessary changes are made, click Save (Ctrl-S) or the Save and close (Ctrl-Enter) button on the ribbon. After that, changes will be reflected in the main list.

            Each list of documents (Translation projects, Jobs, Invoices, etc.) contains hidden Created by, Created at, Modified by and Modified at columns, which display user and time of entry creation/editing. To show these columns, use Column Chooser function.

            Another articles of this section contain additional information and hints which will be useful when working/navigating in tables.

            Updated: 06 Aug 2018 02:00 PM
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