What is a Maintainer and when should I use them?

What is a Maintainer and when should I use them?   A Maintainer is an application that gives end users direct access to data. Unlike Retrievals and Reports that provide read-only views of data, Maintenance applications give direct write access to authorized end users to provide Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) type applications. Some […]

Single Row Maintenance Template

Single Row Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Single Row Maintenance template can be used to create web applications that allow end users to easily modify their data. End users modify data through various action modes. These include: Add a new row View an existing row […]

Display and Maintain Rows Maintenance Template

Display and Maintain Rows Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Display & Maintain Rows maintenance template is a full-featured web application that allows users to both view their data, as well as modify it one record at a time. The general use for this […]

Grid Update Maintenance Template

Grid Update Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters As it sounds, this template allows maintenance directly on a grid of records with the ability to edit and/or delete multiple records at once. This template makes it simple to create powerful, user-friendly interfaces for maintaining data. […]

Grid Add Maintenance Template

Grid Add Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Jump to Template Specific Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters As it sounds, this template allows adding multiple records on a grid at the same time. This template makes it a simple to create powerful, user-friendly interfaces for adding data. Features that Apply to […]

Data Upload Maintenance Template

Data Upload Maintenance Template   Jump to: Template Specific Notes and Instruction Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Data Upload template can be used to allow end users to upload Excel files directly into the database. End users can either upload data directly from an Excel file, or copy and paste it […]

Re-Order Maintenance Template

Reorder Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Jump to Template Specific Instructions Template Notes Runtime Walkthrough Template In-Action Application Properties Web Parameters The Re-order maintainer is a template used specifically for re-sequencing sequential table data. The template uses intuitive drag and drop functionality making it easy to re-order your records. Features that Apply to All […]

Adding the Current Date, Time, and User for Auditing Purposes

Adding Time, Date, and User into Maintenance Applications for Auditing Purposes   When you utilize maintenance applications for your end users, you will, more likely than not, want to record when and who have made changes to your data. Doing this with mrc is a breeze. After you have selected the appropriate files and fields […]

Upload Files to Server

Upload Files to Server   One feature of Maintainers is to allow the uploading of files from your client machine to the server. This feature is unique in the fact that it will also add a record to the database, as well as upload the specific file to the server. To begin, create a maintenance […]

Maintenance Redirection

Redirecting from a Maintainer Occasionally you may want to redirect to another page after a user has performed an action within a Maintenance application (such as Update, Delete, or Add). One of the most common uses of the redirect is after a user fills out a form. Once they have completed and press the "Accept" […]

Auto Sequencing within a Maintenance Application

Adding an Auto Sequential Field to your Maintenance Application   There will be many times when, on any data entry screen, you will want your key field to automatically query the database to see what the last number being used was and increase that by one. Using an Auto Sequential field will eliminate your end […]

Utilizing Prompt Maintainers

Using Prompt Maintainers within a Retrieval   The purpose of this document is to explain the process needed to have a user interface in which end-users enter a value on a Prompt page, then are redirected to a retrieval. The retrieval shows them the appropriate information based on the data entered from the Prompt. To […]

Display and Maintain Rows Calendar Template

Display and Maintain Rows Calendar Maintenance Template   Jump to: Features Template Notes Template In-Action Runtime Walkthrough Application Properties Web Parameters The Display & Maintain Rows Calendar maintenance template is a full-featured web application that allows users to both view their data, as well as modify it one record at a time. This template allows […]

Parent/Child Applications

Parent/Child Applications Creating applications that support Parent/Child architecture (also known as Header/Detail) is a common task for m-Power developers. This feature aims to greatly simplify the development/customization effort of creating these types of applications. A few examples of Parent/Child applications include: -Order Entry, where Billing/Shipping is stored in the parent, and order lines are in […]

Created: February 29, 2008 | Modified: December 27, 2011