Finder Configuration in Sage 300 Web using Finder Definition Generator Wizard

By | July 29, 2022

As we all are aware of Sage 300 ERP web screens functionalities are being improved with every new release. Besides of this, Sage300 wizards plays an important role in Sage300 Cloud development. The intent of the wizard is to generate code files in a Sage300 Web UI solution. In this blog we are going to discuss about FinderDefinitionGenerator wizard. Basically, this wizard is used to define finder on screen.

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FinderDefinitionGenerator wizard is included in Sage300UIWizardPackage package which is located under Sage300-SDK-master\Sage300-SDK-master\bin\wizards. We just need to install it in Visual studio by double clicking on this package. It will install this wizard and you can see it is listed in Visual studio. Please refer the below screenshot for your reference.


By using this wizard you can either edit existing finder definition and you can add new finder definition in Sage 300 Web. All the finder definitions will be included in ViewFinderProperties.js file and this file is located under C:\Sage\Sage300\Online\Web\Areas\Core\Scripts\Sage.CA.SBS.ERP.Sage300.Common.Plugin.ViewFinderProperties.js.

Here, in this blog we will edit an existing finder definition. For doing the same click on Sage 300 Finder Definition Generator then the Finder Definition Generator wizard will open as you can see in below screenshot.


On this screen, first we have to give Sage 300 login credentials and company ID in which we have to login. Then click on Login button. After successfully logged in to Sage 300 rest fields will be enabled.

Definition file will be ViewFinderProperties.js file which will be used to store finder definitions. Just click on Green box to select this file. The wizard will automatically open Sage 300 installation directory.


Once the file selected, it will automatically load all finders in Finder List section. Based on selected finder in Finder list all other information will be displayed in  other sections like Module, finder name, View id, display fields and return fields.


Now you can edit finder configuration. You can change finder view order, display fields and return fields. Once you are done with editing, click on ‘Create’ button.


A dialog box will appear showing the status of save operation. Now configuration file contains the updated definition.


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