Are you guilty of downloading the Action Button Toolbox, but not using it?
You could blame it on the dog (I know first hand these furry distractions are no joke). 🐶
Or, follow along and add one or more of these three action buttons today.
On any frequently used table add a button to ‘save & go home’.
Normally if a user clicks the home button before saving a record it will display a browser warning.
This simple URL button and setting change will save the record and take the user to the home page.
URLRoot() & "db/" & AppID()
Optional: Refer to page 4 of the Action Button Toolbox if you'd like the button to navigate to a dashboard other than the home page.
Need a handy "Print" button on your form?
This action button pops open a new window with the print dialog box ready for you to choose your print options (such as to a PDF or a printer).
URLRoot() & "db/" & Dbid() & "?a=printr&rid=" & [Record ID#]
Optional: Specify a form ID using "dfid" in the formula to print the record on a form other than the default. Refer to page 6 of the Action Button Toolbox for this formula component.
In an app where there is a Documents or References type table, add a button to ‘open' that table for reference while continuing to working in another table.
URLRoot() & "db/" & [_DBID_DOCUMENT_ALIAS] & "?a=td"
Optional: Replace the action td with an action to open a specific report or record from the documents table. Refer to the Action Button Toolbox for these formula components.
If you're having any trouble with these formulas, but sure to review the Action Button Toolbox.
If you're looking for more inspiration and would like to see what's possible when you expand your knowledge of action buttons and APIs check out these API Action Button videos:
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