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  • Modifying the QuickFind Lookup in the SalesLogix LAN client

    The Quick Find functionality in the SalesLogix web client is a fast and easy way to look up information from many different areas in SalesLogix, but did you know you could modify the layout of the various lookups displayed in that interface? The functionality is a little hard to find if you don't...
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  • Basics - Ticket Activity Support - SalesLogix LAN

    In this post I'll outline some of the functionality available to you in the Standard Ticket Activity support script for SalesLogix LAN. As with the other built in SalesLogix scripts, access to this functionality allows you the ability to control the various processes regarding ticket activities....
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  • Useful Functions from the SLX_Common script (SalesLogix LAN)

    The SLX_Common script included in SalesLogix contains a number of simple, yet useful, functions that you can use within your own functionality to save yourself some time by not having to reinvent the wheel each time you need some simple functionality. GetItemIndex( Control, Value ) This function returns...
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  • Using SQL triggers to enforce data rules in SalesLogix.

    In a recent project, I used triggers to enforce some data rules in the Ticket area of SalesLogix. We did this because our client was using both the LAN as well as the Web clients. We were having some difficulty seeing changes in the LAN client when values were set in the Web, and vice-versa. If you're...
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  • Using Picklist data revisited

    Back in January, I posted about the SalesLogix picklist data structure, and outlined how to use the data found in the picklist table to populate other controls such as comboboxes and listboxes. You can find that article here .) If you are performing customizations to version 7.2 or later of SalesLogx...
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  • Using SQL views to incorporate external data into SalesLogix customizations

    Did you know that you can include SQL views in SalesLogix? This can be a very handy method to include data that is not normally part of SalesLogix. It is important to note, that these changes are not sync-aware. However if you are running SalesLogix LAN in a network only environment, this can be a helpful...
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  • Events based on history in version 6.x SalesLogix

    Prior to version 7, there was limited access to those activity and history areas in SalesLogix. In a recent project, I had to perform a series of tasks upon completing an activity with a particular Type/Category/Result combination. This had to be done in a 6.2.1 system. In order to do this, I had to...
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  • Using the Forms collection in the SalesLogix LAN client

    From time to time, you may find that you want to reference a control or script on a form other than the one you are currently on. This can be done easily using the Forms collection in SalesLogix. The first thing we need to do is to loop through all open forms, checking for the desired form. For this...
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  • User feedback using the Animate Control

    In my last blog post, I described how to use the Progress Bar control to provide feedback to a user when running time intensive processes. In addition to the Progress Bar control, the Animate control can also be used. Animate Control The Animate control is very simple to use. A number of animations are...
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  • Providing interface feedback - Progress Bars

    When performing lengthy updates in the SalesLogix client, it's a good idea to provide the user with some degree of feedback so that it doesn't appear as though SalesLogix has locked up. The Progress Bar control, can be used for this purpose: Progress Bar The main properties in this control you...
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