1. Overview
  2. Code Generation
  3. The Quick Table and Column Updates

The Quick Table and Column Updates

The Quick Table and Column Updates form presents the user with a quicker way to update tables and columns than using the traditional schema dictionary panel. 

NOTE: Please note that there are three ways to trigger the Quick Table and Column Updates;

  • Using HotKey: Press Ctrl + Shift + U.
  • Using Schema Menu: Refer to the image below for visual guidance.
  • During Project Generation: This will automatically trigger the Quick Table and Column Update. This is what will be discussed in this guide.


1. Quick Table Update Prompt:

After creating your project, a dialog window will prompt: Do you want to load the Quick Update form? (Y/N) You can choose either Yes or No. This dialog offers the option to perform a Quick Table and Column Update. Here's how it works:

  • Prompt: A dialog box just like the image above, will ask if you wish to proceed with the Quick Table and Column Update.
  • Options: You have the choice to select either Yes or No.
    • No: Choosing No will let you proceed with the project creation process. 
    • Yes: Selecting Yes  will trigger the Quick Table Update window which will look like the image below.


2. Quick Table Update Window:

Below are the properties in the Quick Column Updates  window;

  • Tables: [TODO: will create its help and link it here]
  • Column: These are the column names for each table.
  • Caption: This is the humanized name for each field.
  • Display Column: The function of the displayed column is to provide meaningful information from the related table. Instead of displaying just the foreign key value (which might be an ID or a code), this presents user-friendly information associated with that foreign key value. 
  • Related Table:  This column displays the name of the table referenced by the foreign key. 
  • Enabled: This means the column will be involved in every code generation process.
  • Sortable: This provides the option of sorting the column in either ascending or descending order. 
  • Not Visible: [TODO]
  • Search: This ensures that the column can be looked up.
  • Full Edit: You can find more details about this process in the documentation
  • Close: This will close the window. Also, note that changes made are automatically saved before closing the window.

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