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Table Descriptors and Generator Preferences Compensating for Meaningless Primary Keys.

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1 Table Descriptors and Generator Preferences Compensating for Meaningless Primary Keys

2 Default Links and Descriptors It’s time to run the Generate Default Links utility. You can do more with this tool LOV Angela Joni Sue LOV Make lookups more descriptive

3 Descriptors Add Clarity Titles Title Number Foreign Key Values LOV Users would like to see the titles instead of meaningless numeric primary key values LOV Gone with the Mask The Little Conan... Title describes Title Number, the primary key. Title is said to be a... Descriptor Gone with the Mask The Little Conan The Magnificent 8 1/2 LOV

4 Setting a Descriptor HOLLYWOOD: Column Properties Default Display - Descriptor Sequence... 1 Set a column as a descriptor

5 Setting More than One Descriptor LOV Descriptor Sequence Department Column: 2 Descriptor Sequence Name 1 Education Consulting Sales Location 2 Aylmer Rotterdam London Location 1 Education Consulting Sales Name 2 Aylmer Rotterdam London

6 Generate Default Links... Lookup Links Create Table Usages for Descriptor Columns Descriptor Columns and the Default Link Utility EMPLOYEES DEPARTMENTS

7 Setting Descriptors for Employees and Departments

8 Database has changed So Regenerate it with the Generate Database from Server Module Utility just in case.

9 Create a New Module

10 Module Component Data Wizard

11 Module Component Display Wizard

12 Generate Default Links

13 Module Diagram

14 The Generated Form

15 Layout Problem Generator Preferences Steep Learning Curve Example: this layout is a problem because of the item group’s “tab table usage” or GRPUTT

16 Generator Preferences

17 Item Group Preferences

18 Tab Table Options

19 Regenerated Form BONUS: Every vertical item group will line up this way by default!


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