Part 3: Searching the new table in the sidebar

If you missed part one of this series, it describes to how add the new buttons to the home page in SeedCode Complete while keeping the nice hover behaviors in place. Part two shows how to create the new slide panels in the sidebar. This post describes how to wire up the slide panel for our new module so you can search the new table. Step-by-step instructions follow, or check out the video below for a walk-through.

  1. Create a table for the new module in the SeedCodeModel file. Do this by copy/pasting the existing “Items” table, then renaming it “Supplies”.
  2. In the SeedCodeComplete file, we’ll need three new global fields in the SelectorFilters table. Duplicate the “Items” version of each of these fields, then rename them replacing “Item” with “Supply”, or “Items” with “Supplies”.
  3. Duplicate the “ItemIDCalc” field in the Rows table, and change the definition to reference the $$sc_SupplyIDList variable.
  4. Create a new “RowsSupplies” table occurrence on the graph, connected to the Rows table the same way as the other similar TOs are (RowsInvoices, RowsItems, etc.)
  5. Now switch to the SeedCodeControl file and create a new table occurrence for Supplies, as well as a new blank layout.
  6. Still in the SeedCodeControl file, duplicate the “Return Item IDs { Criteria ; Recent }” script, and rename the copy “Return Supply IDs { Criteria ; Recent }”, remapping all script steps to the corresponding subscripts, fields and variables in the new Supplies table.
  7. Back in the SeedCodeComplete file, duplicate the “Home Inventory” scripts folder. Rename the new folder “Home Supplies”, and rename each of the scripts therein according them the same pattern of replacing “Item” with “Supply”, or “Items” with “Supplies”. Note that I created two of these scripts in the last video, so I had to delete and move a couple of scripts to stay organized. You’ll see what I mean in the video. Remap all steps in these scripts to the corresponding subscripts, fields and variables associated with the new Supplies table.
  8. Go to the Supplies slide panel on the Home screen then enter Layout Mode. Get to know the buttons, script triggers, conditional formatting, hide-object-when rules and field mappings on that panel. Some objects are layered and will require moving other objects around to select them. Use the “Revert Layout” command if you need to before you start remapping things.
  9. Remap all of these layout elements to the corresponding scripts, fields and variables associated with the new Supplies table.
  10. Enter some sample data into the new Supplies table using the default Supplies layout in the SeedCodeData file.

That’s it! Now you should be able to use the search tool on the Home screen side panel.

Enjoy.

In the next post, we’ll build the detail slide panel, and add a main layout for the new table.

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3 Responses to Adding a New Module to SeedCode Complete, Part 3

  1. Jeff, these are FANTASTIC. Can’t thank you enough.
    On this particular tutorial you referred to two scripts that had been made in a previous video and only one script had actually been made. The 2nd selector script was never walked through. Any chance you could circle back for that step? Thanks so much!

    • Thanks for the feedback, Cheney. And thanks for catching that about the “Supply Detail Home [ SupplyID ]” script. I think the part of the video where I created that script must have ended up on the proverbial editing-room floor. Sorry about that! The “Supply Detail Home [ SupplyID ]” script is the one that runs when you click on a portal row after finding some supply records on that first new slide panel. I’ll be sure to mention that in the next post in this series, due out next week. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for the awesome instruction this gives a very handy insight in the design and setup of seeded complete. It is very helpful to further add our own stuff to your awesome product! Keep the instruction videos coming please.

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