Viewing Relationship Records

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You view relationship records with Coding Definitions | Relationships. The window contains the following:

View section: Shows the list of current records.

Code: Click this heading to sort the list by identification code. Click again to reverse the order (from ascending to descending or vice versa).

Description: Click this heading to sort the list by description. Click again to reverse the order.

Details section: Information about the selected relationship.

Unit Related Units section: [Only appears when a unit-unit relationship has been selected] Provides information about the selected unit-unit relationship.

Unit Related Contacts section: [Only appears when a unit-contact relationship has been selected] Provides information about the selected unit-contact relationship.

New Unit Unit Relationship: Opens a window to create a new relationship that can be used to link two units. For more information, see Editing Unit-to-Unit Relationship Records.

New Unit Contact Relationship: Opens a window to create a new relationship that can be used to link a unit and a contact person. For more information, see Editing Unit-to-Contact Relationship Records.

Edit: This drop-down button offers several possible actions:

Edit: Opens an editor window to let you edit the selected record.

View: Opens an editor window where you can examine the selected record.

Restore: Restores a deleted record. This button is only active if the viewer is in All mode and if you've selected a deleted record. When you click Restore, MainBoss will open a window that lets you examine the contents of the deleted record. If you save the record and close the window, the record will be restored to the Active list.

Delete: Deletes the record that's currently selected.

Print: Opens a window to let you print your relationship records. For more information, see Printing Relationship Records.

Export: Lets you export data from this table or import data from a file (provided that the file is in an acceptable format). For more information, see Importing and Exporting Data in Tables.

The button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Export: Exports data in XML format.

Import: Imports data from a properly formatted file.

Save XML Schema: Writes an XML schema for this table into a specified file.

Search: Lets you search through the list of records for a particular record. For more information, see Searching for a Particular Record. The Search button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Find Next: Uses the same search condition(s) as your most recent search and finds the next record in the table that matches the condition(s). If the search reaches the end of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the start of the table and continues the search.

Find Previous: Same as Find Next except that it goes backward in the table. If the search reaches the start of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the end of the table and continues the search.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

Defaults for Unit Unit Relationships section: Shows any defaults to be used when creating new unit-unit relationship records.

Edit Defaults: Opens a window to let you change the displayed default values.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

Defaults for Unit Contact Relationships section: Shows any defaults to be used when creating new unit-contact relationship records.

Edit Defaults: Opens a window to let you change the displayed default values.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

For more information on relationship records, see Relationships. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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