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E1: FDA: Frequently Asked Questions on Form Design Aid (Doc ID 626557.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 8.98 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document contains answers to frequently asked questions on Form Design Aid (FDA).  

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Questions and Answers
 General Questions
 Question 1: Where can I find additional information on Form Design Aid (FDA)?
 Question 2: Why some application shows a blank form with just standard button and empty grid that says "No records found"?
 Question 3: How can I determine what tables are updated by a specific form?
 Question 4: Can you modify a version of an Interactive Application within Form Design Aid?
 Question 5: What is considered a significant modification to a Standard Application?
 Form Types
 Question 1: What Form Types can be Created in FDA?
 Question 2: What are Power Forms?
 Question 3: Why does the form mode change automatically from Update Mode to Add Mode?
 Question 4: Why does a Headerless Detail defined as an entry point open in Update Mode rather then Add Mode?
 Question 5: What determines the value that is returned from a Search and Select Form?
 Question 6: Why is a new Search and Select Form not available from the Visual Assist tab in Data Dictionary?
 Question 7: In a Headerless Detail form, why is an UPDATE statement issued upon all the rows in the grid?
 Question 8: In a Headerless Detail or Header Detail form, is there a grid feature to prevent users from adding records in the grid?
 Question 9: How does a form that allows for adds and updates determine whether it is in Add mode or Update mode?
 Question 10: Is there a way to prevent a Headerless Detail form from exiting upon pressing the OK button?
 Question 11: How can I get a Header Detail to automatically populate the grid when the form is opened through a Form Interconnect?
 Question 12: How do I design Portlet Forms in Form Design Aid?
 Question 13: How to identify applications using a specific form type ?
 Question 14: How to set form mode to Add mode on entry into Headerless Detail form that is not attached with a business view
 Question 1: How do I define a grid to work with Multiple Select?
 Question 2: How do you use a Combo Box?
 Question 3: How do I indicate that a field is a required field on a form and have an error result if the field is left blank?
 Question 4: When attempting to change the font on a field in FDA, I am not seeing the change?
 Question 5: How do you make Radio Buttons mutually exclusive?
 Question 6: How can I specify a default radio button on a form?
 Question 7: What controls when tabs will display side-by-side or in a dropdown menu on web clients?
 Question 8:  Is there a way to control the display of the tab pages between displaying across the form or displaying in a dropdown list? 
 Question 9: Text Block Control font style and size is not saved.
 Question 10: Is there a way to format static text on the form so it displays in italic, bold or underline?
 Question 11: Can Grid Control display side by side to the left of Media Object Control ?
 Question 12: Is it possible to move the grid entry row to the top instead of scroll to the end to access the blank row ?
 Question 13: Is it possible to disable the blank character defaulted in empty Edit controls ?
 Question 14: Is it possible to add form controls in message forms?
 Question 15: Is it possible to merge two existing forms to create a new form ?For example , is it possible to merge form A and form B to create a form C?
 Question 16: Where is the setting to turn off (bypass) an initial data fetch on a form?
 Menu/Toolbar Exits
 Question 1: After creating a new Row/Form Exit on an Application, why does it not display when running the application?
 Question 2: Why are the sequence button on the toolbar and the sequence grid option disabled when running certain applications?
 Question 3: How can I add a Bitmap to a Row or Form Exit?
 Question 4: For some Form/Row exits in an application, the Form/Row exit disappears when user tries to select it. Why?
 Question 5: Form/Row exit disabled via ER system function Disable Control does not display on the web client, why?
 Question 6: Sub Menu on the Application Menu Does Not Go Away When Navigating Multiple Sub Menus
 Question 7: Is there a way to suppress the delete confirmation dialog box when users press the standard Delete action button on an EnterpriseOne form?
 Question 8: Which table contains row and form exit descriptions?
 Question 9: Is there a way to increase the icon size of Menu/Toolbar Exits?
 Question 1: In Headerless Detail form event 'Row Is Entered' is not fired on selecting last empty grid row for event rule processing
 Question 2: In Headerless Detail or Find Browse form event 'Row Is Entered' is not fired when first row is auto-selected on entry
 Event Rules
 Question 1: How are Event Rules used within Form Design Aid?
 Question 2: ER system function Hide Grid Row takes a long time to process in interactive applications.
 Question 3: ER system function Update Segment does not re-load the javascript coding in Text Block Control. The javascript coding calls a windows executable using function LaunchApp passing in a grid column variable.
 Question 4: ER system function Insert Grid Buffer Row generates warning below in the jas log, what does it mean?
 Question 5: Is there a way to change the color of a button using ER in FDA?
 Question 1: When adding a new business view field to the grid of a standard E1 application, the field is not being populated to the table?
 Question 2: After adding some additional columns to my table, business view and application,  the new fields do not display on selects and are not being updated to the table?  AS400 Specific
 Other Functionality
 Question 1: How can I determine within Form Design Aid if Vocabulary Overrides exist for any fields on the form?
 Question 2: How is QBE Functionality set in FDA?  What causes a QBE Column to be disabled or grayed-out?
 Question 3: How do you program Hot Keys in an application?
 Question 4: How do I integrate Form Design Aid with Oracle Business Intelligence?
 Question 5: How to change tab sequence of a form in FDA?
 Question 6: Starting with tools release 9.1, form designed as Search and Select in FDA opens as inline pop-up window via ER form interconnect or Visual Assist.
 Question 7: Is it possible to resize a modal search form window which is opened as inline pop-up window via ER form interconnect or Visual Assist in 9.2.* tools release?
 Question 8: In tools release 9.1.2.x/9.1.3.x on a web development client, Applications with a grid does not display the grid column headers on entry when launched using Run HTML Only from Interactive Versions/OMW. A white rectangle displays instead.
 Question 9: How to find the Entry Point form name in an application so that the form name can be populated in ER system function Dynamic Form Interconnect(Web Only)
 Question 10: Add Effective Date functionality to UDC
 Question 11: How do you enable both check boxes so that the form can be run on both the Windows client and the Web client?
 Question 12: How to display a custom message or a pop-up message from an existing form?
 Question 13: Is it possible to set Modal forms to always open in Maximized mode or Non-Maximize mode?
 Question 14: Is it possible to embed a JAVA tool or applet in form by using FDA ?
 Question 15: What designates the version called from an application?
 Question 16: Is there a report or cross-reference program that provides a list of modal forms that are used?
 Question 17: Can the Description 02 for a standard UDC be enabled, if it is not enabled by default?
 Question 1: How do I activate logging to troubleshoot an application on a Web Development workstation?
 Question 2: After upgrading to a new release level, is there a way to compare the application in the current release to the previous release?
 Question 3: How to find custom code that is causing issue ?

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