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hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #567] Thu, 25 January 2007 06:28 Go to next message
stephenboey is currently offline  stephenboey
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Consider this scenerio:

An account has many contacts.

In each contact form/list, there is a field called accounts.

A user wants to be able to click on the account field to go directly to the account detail form. Instead of navigating back to the main menu or introducing a menu.

How can this be done in Radicore?
Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #571 is a reply to message #567] Thu, 25 January 2007 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AJM is currently offline  AJM
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Why can't you have a navigation button in that screen which takes you to the Account Detail form?

Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #573 is a reply to message #571] Thu, 25 January 2007 12:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
stephenboey is currently offline  stephenboey
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Just a thought, I think it is more user friendly to have less buttons on the header. It does help to save space and users have one less mouse click to get things done.

Imagine this is my screen layout, with the fields in brackets as hyperlinks that will lead the user to another screen. Isn't it neater?

First of all, can this layout be done in Radicore? Meaning a few task within the same screen?


Account Detail(Owner->leads to Contact/Employee)
Opportunity List(Opportunity Name -> leads to Opportunity Detail)
Contact List(Name -> leads to Contact Detail)
Invoice List(Subject -> Invoice Detail)
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.
.
Activities
Activity History
Attachments
etc...
Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #575 is a reply to message #573] Thu, 25 January 2007 12:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AJM is currently offline  AJM
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The problem with a hyperlink is that you can only select one item on the list screen before jumping to the detail screen, whereas with a navigation button you can select as many items as you like.

Another problem is that it uses the GET method which exposes the primary key to the outside world, which some people consider to be a security risk. This is also a problem if the hyperlink jumps to a screen which updates the database.

There are also other reasons described in http://www.tonymarston.net/php-mysql/infrastructure-faq.html #faq28

The short answer is that if you want to navigate to another screen then use a navigation button as it presents less of a security risk than a hyperlink.


Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #1420 is a reply to message #567] Tue, 01 July 2008 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bonzo_bcn is currently offline  bonzo_bcn
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I also think a link would be a great idea as an addition to current functionality.
Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #1421 is a reply to message #1420] Tue, 01 July 2008 18:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That functionality is already provided with navigation buttons, and I see no reason to change them to hyperlinks.

Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #1422 is a reply to message #567] Wed, 02 July 2008 01:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One click instead of two. That's a 50% less.
Re: hyperlink in list or detail or tree form [message #1423 is a reply to message #1422] Wed, 02 July 2008 04:40 Go to previous message
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I use buttons instead of hyperlinks for the reasons stated in http://www.tonymarston.net/php-mysql/infrastructure-faq.html #faq28.

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