Viewing Request Status Codes

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You view request status codes with Coding Definitions | Requests | Request Statuses. The window contains the following:

View section: Shows the list of current request status codes.

Code: Click this heading to sort the list by 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.

Apply Filter: Lets you set up a filter to select which records should be shown in the table. For more information, see Table Filters.

Details section: Shows information from the selected record.

Requests section: Shows work requests that use the selected request status.

New Request Status: Opens a window to create a new request status record. Fields in the new record will either be blank or assigned default values (as specified in the Defaults for Request Statuses section).

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 request status codes. For more information, see Printing Request Status Codes.

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 Request Statuses section: Shows any defaults to be used when creating new request status codes.

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 request status codes, see Request Status Codes. For more information on creating or editing request status records, see Editing Request Status Codes. For more on work requests, see Requests. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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