Selecting Multiple Table Entries

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Many table viewers let you select multiple records from the table. To do this, you use the standard Windows conventions:

In many cases, these techniques can also be used to select multiple entries in drop-down lists.

After you select multiple records, you can perform the following operations:

Delete: Deletes the selected records. A window will open to ask if you really want to delete those records.

Edit: Opens the first selected record in an editor window. This window offers you all the features available in a normal editor window for this type of record. In addition, it has a Next button; if you click Next, MainBoss closes the current window and opens one where you can edit the next record that you selected from the table viewer. By repeatedly clicking Next, you can move through the records that you selected, editing each one as you wish.

If you use the editor window to change the contents of a record, the Next button disappears until you click Save (to save your changes) or Cancel (to cancel the changes). You will not be able to go to the next record until you save or cancel your changes.

Next is a drop-down button with the following entries:

Previous: Closes the current window and opens an editor window to edit the previous record from the list of selected records. By using Next and Previous, you can go forward and backward through the list of selected records.

Close: Closes the current window and goes back to the table viewer. This says that you are finished using Next and Previous to edit the selected records.

Cancel: Works like the usual Cancel button, canceling any changes you have made.

View: Works exactly like Edit except that you can only look at the contents of the selected records, not make changes. You can use Next and Previous buttons to go forward and backward through the list of selected records.

Restore: Is only enabled if the records you have selected are all currently deleted. If so, MainBoss opens an editor window that works exactly like Edit. If you Save the current record, it will be restored. You can use Next and Previous to move forward and backward through the list of selected records.

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