To search a database's various forms, lists and printouts, users must click on the Menu tool located on the left-hand panel of the Applications Explorer.
 

1 Presentation

If a user wants to access the Menu, they must click on a Database, as can be seen in the next video:



Once the database is selected, different selectable options will appear, the same ones in the menu as in the central part of the screen. It is important to keep in mind that the options of each menu differ depending on the database. Take the following menu as an example:



In the menu, the user can find various types of icons that will execute different processes or objects.


Standard Menu Icons
Icon Name Description
Folder Folder where users can find other Axional application objects.
Report List-type object used to display data in a list/report format.
Process Object used to execute a process.
Form Standard object used to complement data and tables.
Printer Icon to access a printable object, either for printing or viewing.
Excel Icon to access a transactional object that stores Excel files.
Workflow Icon to access a workflow diagram, whose rules are established by form filters.
Load Icon to access an object in order to load data.
Map Icon that grants access to a map object.
OLAP Cube Icon to access an OLAP cube.

As explained previously, the menu uses a tree-based organizational structure. In order to perform different actions, the user must expand or collapse folders through the following actions:

Expand or contract folders
Icon Name Description
Expand Tree Icon that opens a drop-down menu.
Collapse Tree Icon that collapses the drop-down, hiding its content.

On the right-hand side of the screen, under the same label as Explorer Menu, there are three options:

  • Application Menu: returns the user to the main menu.
  • Shortcuts: through this option, the user can create a direct access path to objects. For more information, please see the next section.
  • Last Actions Executed: in this tab, the user can find the most recent actions they executed.


 

1.1 Shortcuts

The shortcut view is a user screen used to create object shortcuts. These shortcuts are located inside titled boxes which can be moved and renamed. Shortcut names can also be sorted and edited. All of these actions utilize drag-and drop functionality for a more user-friendly, intuitive experience.


Below there is a video where you can see all the features of this option.

 

2 Folder

This icon indicates that the element shown in the menu is a folder, meaning that it may contain sub-folders or objects.

As the primary menu structure is tree-based, each folder will have the same linear organization and logic.

We can also note the same distribution looking at the menu located on the left-hand side of the explorer, as well as the central screen.

This image shows how the user can navigate folders located on the central screen, using drop-down.

When the user clicks on a folder, a tree from a specific area will be opened, as seen in the next image:

To navigate through folders, users can either click on parent folders or simply press "Back":


 

3 Report

When a user clicks on a specific report, a new window with the relevant information will appear. The same window will display a list:

The user could see the following example information:

 

4 Form

This object is used to add new records and delete or modify previous records.

When the user clicks an icon, a form with relevant information will appear. The user can perform searches according to data entry rules for the fields in question:


Please see the following link for more information on filters.

 

5 Process

The screen that will appear has the same structure and logic as a form.

This indicates that a process will be defined by the data entered, which we identify as variables or parameters.

 

6 Printer

As before, when the user clicks this icon, a browser tool will open to show the filter object:

 

7 Excel

Excel icon This indicates that the object contains files stored in Excel format.

It is a commonly-used icon of the Axional menu, and result can be seen in the next example:

 

8 Workflow

Workflow icon Diagrams representing workflow are also included in the main menu.
 

9 Load

Load icon This menu icon loads data.

After loading, the resulting screen will look as follows:

 

10 Map

Map icon This main menu icon indicates access from a map object.

When accessing this object, the window that appears will look similar, as below: