How to create an Extender dialog box in Microsoft Great Plains


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to create a Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains Extender dialog box. You can use an Extender dialog box to display a message, to ask a question, or to obtain user input.

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The following examples show how to create an Extender dialog box.

Example 1

This example shows how to create an Extender dialog box that displays a message. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Tools , click Extender , and then click Extender .
2. In the Extender Objects area, click Dialogs , and then click New .
3. In the Dialog ID box, type ADDRESS REMIND .
4. In the Description box, type Address Reminder .
5. In the Prompt box, type Please verify address before entering .
6. In the Dialog Type box, click Message .
7. Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.
8. In the Product box, click Great Plains .
9. In the Series box, click Sales .
10. In the Form box, click Customer Maintenance .
11. In the Window box, click Customer Maintenance .
12. In the Field box, click Address 1 .
13. In the Trigger Method box, click Field Entry .
14. In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .
15. In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .
16. Click Cards , click Sales , click Customer , and then enter a Customer ID .
17. Enter an Address ID .
In this example, when you click the Address 1 box in the Customer Maintenance window, you receive the following message:

Please verify address before entering

You can click OK .

Example 2

This example shows how to create an Extender dialog box that asks a question. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Tools , click Extender , and then click Extender .
2. In the Extender Objects area, click Dialogs , and then click New .
3. In the Dialog ID box, type ACCOUNT .
4. In the Description box, type Account Verification .
5. In the Prompt box, type Is this the correct account number?
6. In the Dialog Type box, click Ask .
7. In the Button 1 box, click Yes .
8. In the Button 2 box, click No .
9. In the Button 3 box, click Maybe .
10. Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.
11. In the Product box, click Great Plains .
12. In the Series box, click Financial .
13. In the Form box, click Account Maintenance .
14. In the Window box, click Account Maintenance .
15. In the Field box, click Account Number .
16. In the Trigger Method box, click Field Exit .
17. In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .
18. In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .
19. Click Cards , click Financial , and then click Account .
20. Enter an Account Number .
In this example, when you click the Description box in the Account Maintenance window, you receive the following message:

Is this the correct account number?

You can click Yes , No , or Maybe .

Example 3

This example shows how to create an Extender dialog box that obtains user input. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Tools , click Extender , and then click Extender .
2. In the Extender Objects area, click Dialogs , and then click New .
3. In the Dialog ID box, type USER .
4. In the Description box, type User to Enter .
5. In the Prompt box, type User who created .
6. In the Dialog Type box, click Input .
7. Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.
8. In the Product box, click Great Plains .
9. In the Series box, click Purchasing .
10. In the Form box, click Vendor Maintenance .
11. In the Window box, click Vendor Maintenance .
12. In the Field box, click Vendor Name .
13. In the Trigger Method box, click Field Entry .
14. In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .
15. In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .
16. Click Cards , click Purchasing , and then click Vendor .
17. Enter a Vendor ID .
In this example, when you click the Vendor Name box, you receive the following message that contains a text box:

User who created

You can type a user name in the text box, and you can click OK or Cancel .