Manage Views

In this document the creation of user-defined views in different programs is described. The views control which information (fields) to display on a panel.


A user-defined view will be created, which helps displaying only the piece of information that the user needs.

The information is stored in these files:

Before you start

You must generate the following:

Follow these steps

  1. To create a view, open the 'View. Open' (CRS020/B) panel.

  2. Fill out the 'Program' field on the (CRS020/B) panel. The field indicates the program where the view is used.

  3. Create a name for your view in the 'View' field. Depending on the value of the responsible active, (CRS020/E) or 'View. Select Columns' (CRS016/B) will be displayed.

  4. Open the (CRS020/E) panel and fill out the 'Field' column by pressing F4 and then choosing among the database fields on 'Field Group. Display Permitted Fields' (CRS109/B). The database field selection is dependent on the program given.

  5. Specify the 'Field sequence number' on the (CRS020/E) panel. You may change the order in which the database fields should be displayed. To change the order, just switch the numbers.

  6. In the 'Field length' column, you may specify a value in order to shorten unnecessarily long fields in M3. If no value is entered, the field length will follow M3 standard.

  7. Open the F panel and specify values in the 'Description' and 'Name' fields. When you press Enter, your new view is displayed on the (CRS020/B) panel.

Additional fields on the (CRS020/E) panel

Depending on which program the view is connected to, the fields displayed on the (CRS020/E) panel may vary. In some programs, you will find these fields on the E panel:

Parameters to set

Program ID / Panel


The field indicates …



…the program in which the view is used. Refer to the field help for valid programs.



…the view that is in use. Views are user-defined and determines the sorting order and the column layout.



…the information from the file to be displayed. These fields are also used to create the contents of user-defined files.


Field length

…the field length, which also determines the column width. If the field is left empty, the field length will follow the M3 standard.


Field sequence numbers

…the order in which each key field should be displayed.


Sorting sequence

…how the records in the view should be sorted. The information given in this field will overrule the sorting order of the sorting option in use.


Maximum value

…the cumulated maximum value for the records that should be displayed without being highlighted.


Override max value

…the value that should be valid instead of the maximum value. This parameter is only relevant when browsing deliveries that are not connected to a shipment.


Number of decimal places

…the number of decimal places displayed in numerical fields containing decimals. You may specify 0 to 6 decimal places. If nothing is entered, the number of decimal places defined in the database is displayed.

Note that fields for price, amount, and quantity are often regulated by settings in the system. These settings override the number specified here.


Edit code

…an edit code. You can select a pre-defined edit code to manage how numeric fields should be displayed, for example whether decimal point or comma should be used.

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