Tag: LAN Client

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How to Update Data with Update-able Recordsets

This was an oldie but a goodie that I originally wrote for slxdeveloper.com way, way back in 2005! While most of my work is geared towards developing in the web client now, every once in a while I have to dust of the VBScript brain cells and remember out how to do these things. In […]

Missing Properties/Toolbox window in SalesLogix LAN

If you work on SalesLogix across a number of remote desktop connections and a number of different workstations as I do, you may occasionally run into an issue where the Properties or Toolbox windows cannot be made visible. This happens when you first start a Remote session from a machine with a greater screen resolution, move one of those windows to the far right of the screen, then start a Remote session on a machine with a smaller resolution. ...

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 know where to look, but this post will explain how you can modify the Quick Find lookups.

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. Most of these functions and methods deal with populating the activity and history tables.

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.

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, this processes can be greatly simplified by using Application.Picklist instead of directly querying the database.

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 an 6.2.1 system. In order to do this, I had to modify the OnCompletedActivity active script. I wanted to briefly wanted to outline the modifications I made to this area, just for anyone who i...

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 ControlThe Animate control is very simple to use.  A number of animations are inlcuded to cover standard […]

Providing interface feedback – Progress Bars

When performing lengthly 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:

SalesLogix Basics 4 – ADO Recordsets in SalesLogix LAN

By using ADO, you have a powerful resource for reading and storing data in SalesLogix. In this basics article, I'll outline the main components involved in constructing and using an ADO recordset in general, and specifically with SalesLogix . If you've never worked with ADO before, this simple example will give you what you need to incorporate ADO into your own customizations.

Calling Merge Forms in SalesLogix LAN VBScript

Recently, I've been working on a customization which calls for one of a number of Merge Forms to be ran based on certain criteria. This is a pretty simple process, and here's how I did it: First of all, I need to get the pluginid for the appropriate Merge Form, based on my criteria. This can be found in the "Plugin" table, based on the plugin type of 25, and the name of the Form. In this case, these forms have been created b...

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