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Q11202 - INFO: Button

Adds a button (shortcut) to different functions of WIMS (i.e. creates a button to load a monthly data entry form, graph, report...)  The buttons only work when the report is displayed as a dashboard.

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Data Entry Form Open - Opens the 'Select Data Entry Form to Open..." window (Data Manager>Data Entry Forms) allowing users to pick the data entry form to be opened.  A specific Data Entry Form Group can be set as the default.  You can also set whether to close the 'Select Data Entry Form to Open..." upon selection of a form or leave it open (it will be hidden behind the data entry form loaded until the data entry form is closed or resized).    
Monthly Entry - Opens a specfied Monthly Data Entry Form for use.
Custom Entry - Opens a Custom Data Entry Form for use.  
Hourly Entry - Opens a Hourly Data Entry Form for use.
Enter Results by Test - Opens the Lab Cal>Enter Results by Test.
Print Spread - Prints a specified Spread Report
Preview Spread - Previews to the screen a specified Spread Report
Open Report Group - Opens Report Pac>Spread Reports and selects/loads the report group specified. 
Preview Report - Set Prompt - Previews to the screen a Spread Report that utilizes saved prompt answers instead of prompting for the answers when the report is run. HINT: Use the Save Answers button on the Set Answers for Prompts form when outputting a spread report.
Export multiple reports as Excel - Exports a list of reports as Excel files (xls).  The list of reports is specified in a cell range on the report.  See Example - How to export multiple reports with a Dashboard button.
Spread Design - Opens Design, Spread Report. A particular report can be opened or choose Report << Blank >> to open the report designer with no file loaded.
Monthly Design - Opens Design, Monthly Data Entry Forms 
Custom Design - Opens Design, Custom Data Entry Form.
Time Series - Displays a Saved Time Series Graph. If no graph is specified, Time Series Graph form will be displayed.
Correlation - Displays a saved Correlation graph. If no graph is specified, Correlation Input form is displayed.
Multi Graph - Opens Graph Pac, Multiple Output form. Specify a Saved Settings to load a certain list of graphs.
Quick Trend - Opens a Quick Graph for a selected variable.
Year over Year Graph - Displays a Year over Year graph for a selected variable.
Var Analysis Graphs - Opens Var Analysis Graphs.
Open Facility - Opens a specified facility database (File, Open Facility)
Open Dashboard - Opens a specified Spread Report as a Dashboard.
Daily Comments - Opens a specified Logbook for entry.
Print Logbook - Opens Report Pac, Logbook.
BOD Manager - Opens Data Manager, BOD Manager, Worksheet
BOD Sample Setup - Opens Data Manager, BOD Manager, Sample Setup.
Calc Data Block - Opens Data Manager, Calc Data Block
Data Approval - Opens Data Manager, Data Approval form.
Events - Opens Data Manager, Events Form
Export to Excel - Opens Utilities, Export, Excel form
Lab Cal - Opens the main Lab Cal calendar - Data Manager, Lab Cal menu option.
Multiple Facility Query - Open Multiple Facility Query.  Settings are used to load the form with the saved Multi Facility Query Setting.
Personnel Setup - Opens System Setup, System Tables, This Facility, Personnel Setup.
Variable Browser - Opens the Variable Browser.
Variable Edit - Opens System Setup, Edit/View Variables
Custom Plugin - Launches a Custom Plugin (a custom program that is launched from this button).  Some Plugins are licensed.
     Plugin 3x - Des Moines Waste Hauler Util
     Plugin 4 - Export Spread Reports to Other Facility
     Plugin 7 - Holdvalue
     Plugin 14x - Demo DB move data util
External Link - Used to execute external programs or open external documents.  See Example External Link buttons
PocketOPS Sync - Opens Pocket OPS, Sync Form.
Help File Topic - Opens a specific Help Topic from the Hach WIMS Documentation.  NOTE: The Help Topic ID can be found at the bottom of each help topic, listed as the ID :.  Example, 11202 is the ID for this topic.
Exit Hach WIMS - Exits the program
Execute SQL - Executes and displays results of the specified SQL Statement.   See Example Execute SQL Buttons.

BUTTONS:

Opens a file browser to find a picture to be placed on the button

Clears the picture on the button

Displays the color picker allowing you to set the button foreground or background color to a custom color

Reset the foreground (text) and background (button) color to default settings

Accept the current settings and apply them to a button to be placed in the selected spread report cell

Cancel the current settings and leave the currently selected cell as it is in spread design

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Created on 5/9/2008 2:19 PM.
Last Modified on 7/10/2019 5:17 PM.
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