Populating the description of the field using X3 methodology

By | March 16, 2014

In X3 whenever we customize a screen or create a new screen, it’s obvious that the screen has a unique field. This unique field should also have a description attached to it. For e.g. Product category is the unique field and it has its own description.

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Now first thought which comes to a developer is to create a description field, but what if I say In sage X3 we do not have to create any new field but the system will automatically attach the description to the unique field.

To achieve this we just need to define long description and short description for that field, these 2 will be 2 different fields.

We can display the short/long description without physically adding the field from screen editor instead we have to just add these three fields in table and one parent field in screen. This can be achieved using below steps:

  1. Navigate to Development->Data and parameters->Tables->Tables.
  2. Add the three fields viz. parent field, short description, and long description in the table.
  3. Now add the long description field and short description field as shown below:


  1. Navigate to Development->Processing dictionary->screens->screens.
  2. Add the parent field and select Long/Short in link as shown below:


  1. Selecting this will automatically display the long\short description of the parent field without adding any code.

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