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.

MORE INFORMATION

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 .

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In the Prompt box, type Please verify address before entering .

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In the Dialog Type box, click Message .

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Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.

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In the Product box, click Great Plains .

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In the Series box, click Sales .

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In the Form box, click Customer Maintenance .

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In the Window box, click Customer Maintenance .

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In the Field box, click Address 1 .

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In the Trigger Method box, click Field Entry .

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In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .

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In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .

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Click Cards , click Sales , click Customer , and then enter a Customer ID .

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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 .

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In the Prompt box, type Is this the correct account number?

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In the Dialog Type box, click Ask .

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In the Button 1 box, click Yes .

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In the Button 2 box, click No .

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In the Button 3 box, click Maybe .

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Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.

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In the Product box, click Great Plains .

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In the Series box, click Financial .

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In the Form box, click Account Maintenance .

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In the Window box, click Account Maintenance .

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In the Field box, click Account Number .

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In the Trigger Method box, click Field Exit .

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In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .

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In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .

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Click Cards , click Financial , and then click Account .

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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 .

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In the Prompt box, type User who created .

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In the Dialog Type box, click Input .

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Expand Trigger Fields to add the trigger.

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In the Product box, click Great Plains .

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In the Series box, click Purchasing .

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In the Form box, click Vendor Maintenance .

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In the Window box, click Vendor Maintenance .

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In the Field box, click Vendor Name .

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In the Trigger Method box, click Field Entry .

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In the Add/Edit Trigger Field window, click Save .

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In the Extender Dialogs window, click Save .

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Click Cards , click Purchasing , and then click Vendor .

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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 .

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