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Web Group Builder

Status: Delivered in 8.0
by Copper Contributor on ‎02-21-2012 08:36 AM

The fields in the "Layout" of a Group should be in a Frame, so scrolling left and right only scrolls the fields in the layout, not everything on the screen.  This would improve usability, because when fields are added to the layout they are added to the right, you often have to scroll across to see them and move them into position, but scrolling across often hides the "Move Left" button. See attached example.


Also I may have mentioned it before but on this screen, Hidden fields should be hidden by default, and the user should be forced to click "Show Hidden Fields" if they want them displayed.


Users often find the Group Builder confusing because many tables are full of fields they will never need to use. E.g. Notifyonclose or Salesengineerid.


I want to hide many fields in the DB Manager and have SLX hide them by default in the Group Builder.


Would definitely help with user buy in.

by Gold Super Contributor
on ‎02-21-2012 11:34 AM

In general - the group builder GUI needs a total "re-think/re-design" to be more friendly and easier to use.


It's not only a problem in the web but has been a problem for 15 years (yes, SalesLogix has hit it's 15th birthday this month) in in Windows as well.


Maybe a new design which could be shared between both client types in order.


A simple "tinker" here and there is not the solution.

by Bronze Super Contributor
on ‎03-27-2012 03:52 PM

I agree with RJL.  The current solution is not customer friendly.


Sage needs to get a LOT of end user feedback and redesign the query builder.  The current solution is overly techie and the UI sucks to boot.  No bandaids - just start over but this time ask the customers how they would like to "find data".

by Moderator Moderator
on ‎08-02-2012 08:23 AM
Status changed to: Delivered in 8.0

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