Elegantly navigate through form lists

Information can easily be recorded in forms in in-STEP BLUE. You can open these forms with a double-click. Since version 6.0.3 of in-STEP BLUE, you can also use the forward and back buttons to scroll between forms. This is very comfortable and can be operated intuitively. Here’s an explanation of how easily this works and how this feature can be configured. The goal is to be able to navigate from within a list of tickets. 

View and form configuration

To start off, define a view to determine the order that you would like to navigate through the tickets. Ideally, use a view with a list of ticket that don’t contain additional elements, like derived change requests or referenced requirements. In this example, the view is called All Tickets (List):

Die Liste aller Tickets

The list of all tickets

Check out the Template for Tickets in the in-STEP BLUE folder for Templates and open the form in the in-STEP BLUE form designer to edit it. The form layout has a property, PositionReferenceView. Enter the name of the view that you just confirmed for the navigation order – so here, All Tickets (List).

Die Anpassung des Formulars

The adaptation of the form

Save the template and check it back in to in-STEP BLUE.

Navigation through form lists

In the ticket view, you will notice small navigation elements in the lower frame of the form:

Die neuen Navigationselemente im Ticket

The new navigation elements in forms

Open the first ticket in the view Alle Tickets (Liste), so that only the button for the next ticket will be available. Open the last ticket of your view, so as to get navigation to tickets that come before. With all the other tickets, of course, you will see both naviagtion elements – both forwards and backwards.

That was pretty easy, wasn’t it? If you have questions or suggestions about this feature, get in touch with us. We are always available and glad to speak to you at service@microtool.de or 030/467086-20.

Axel Höner is an expert for the integration of in-STEP BLUE and other microTOOL software products into IT environments of any size. A certified Project Management Expert (IPMA), he specializes in consulting and process optimization.

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