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George M. Meneg
Honored Contributor

TIP: How to modify code ordering

Hello,

I find that pressing up/down arrows is very inconvenient way to modify a code ordering. It is a better way and actually -unlike using up/down arrows- you can specify the code ordering number

I though that this is widely known but having read some threads about modifying code ordering I think that I was wrong.

Well, it is quite simple: Go to Presentation/Forms/Codes. Find the code that you to what you want to modify the ordering there. If a form for this code doesn't exist, create one. If exist open to modify. From the Attributes drag and drop ordering. Save and close.

Now each time you want to modify the code (either to add new values or made rearrangements) you will see that the ordering is presented as a number! You can set to any value you want :)

Of course this works only for ordered codes. Hierarchical codes doesn't have ordering.

However you can present "Children". Just create/modify the form and from the attributes drag "Children". However you cannot add using the "Add" button of the children panel. There is a bug, if you add a child by pressing "add" button though it is listed in the panel it will be listed only there! Yeap, the newly added this way code it won't be listed in any code views. Weird huh?

Anyone care to create a bug report? I'm on leave this time (unfortunately for medical reasons) and since I'll be out of the work for the next two weeks I couldn't at the limited time I can sit in front of a computer to monitor a case.
menes fhtagn
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JaS_4
Honored Contributor

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Hi George,

There is also this recent addition to the self solve technical notes.
See OV-EN022764 - How do I add a new addition in the list without clicking the up arrow many times ?
Ruth Porter
Honored Contributor
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Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Hi George,

Great tip.

I have a way of reordering rules (where I don't think your approach can help).

Use ACES (Configuration exchange in version 5) to take the rules out. Edit the XML file to set the ordering as you want and then import them.

Hope your medical leave goes well and you feel better soon,

Regards

Ruth
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Ryan Jenkins
Regular Collector

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

We're using SD4.5 with SP13 and I do not see that option under Presentation/Forms. Am I missing something or is it only available in newer Service Packs?

Thanks,
Ryan
Robert S. Falko
Honored Contributor

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

George,

If only you were on the team designing this product...

Bravo,
Josh
Jan Gunnar Helg
Senior Member

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Nice! Makes a big list we currently have alot easier to maintain :)
Gink
Regular Collector

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Feb 26, 2007 14:29:59 GMT 5 pts

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We're using SD4.5 with SP13 and I do not see that option under Presentation/Forms. Am I missing something or is it only available in newer Service Packs?

Thanks,
Ryan

I agree with Ryan, I'm on SP11 and I also do not have this option under Presentation/Forms, it's a pitty. It looks like a very usefull option.
George M. Meneg
Honored Contributor

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

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menes fhtagn
Venkatesha_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Hi,

I can not find the mentioned document "OV-EN022764".

Can any one attach or provide the link

Regards
Venkatesha
LexTNS
Regular Collector

Re: TIP: How to modify code ordering

Hi Venkatesha,
It seems to be non existing anymore. I tried another document with alike name and found it, this one didn't!
I have an answer however for you. I select a code just above where i want the new one, press ctrl-c, ctrl-v (copy/paste) and a new one is inserted right after the copied one! Edit and the work is done. With me it works fine for a variable field. Someone told me that ctrl-n (new) would work fine too. Try it.
Hope this helps.
Lex.
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