Recognizing Page Controls


Concept


Steps:

  1. Some fields are required on a page, meaning you must enter a value in the field before you can save the page. The asterisks next to the Exam Date and Exam Type fields indicate that these are required fields.

    Step 1
  2. When entering information in a date field, you can use the date prompt button. Clicking the button opens a small calendar that displays the current month and day. Alternatively, you can press Alt+5 while in the date prompt field to open the calendar. You may also enter the current day's date by typing "today" in the date field.

     

    In this example, the date defaulted to the current system date. You can override this if needed. The exam date is set for 1/24/2005.

     

    Click the Choose Date button.

    Step 2
  3. Click the desired date.

    Step 3
  4. The next exam will be one year from this exam.

     

    Click the Choose Date button.

    Step 4
  5. Click the Year list.

    Step 5
  6. Click the 2008 list item.

    Step 6
  7. Click the desired date.

    Step 7
  8. An edit box with prompt button uses a Lookup button, which looks like a magnifying glass, and can be used to look up a valid value for the field. It opens a separate page that enables you to search the database for the data you need.

     

    Click the Lookup button.

    Step 8
  9. The Look Up page displays a list of all the valid values for the field. In this example, the page displays a list of all the physicians in the database.

     

    Click the Search Results table.

    Step 9
  10. After selecting a value, the system automatically returns you to the original page and inserts the information in the field.

    Step 10
  11. Based on the ID selected, the system also defaults the name and address information associated with this physician.

    Step 11
  12. A drop-down list box is a rectangular box similar to an edit box with a drop-down arrow within the box. Clicking the drop-down arrow displays a list of values from which you can select a single option.

     

    For this example, the type of exam is General Health.

     

    Click the Exam Type list.

    Step 12
  13. Click the General Health list item.

    Step 13
  14. An edit box is a rectangular box into which you enter data. The number of characters you can enter is determined by the length of the database field.

     

    For this example, you need to enter phone number information.

     

    Click in the Phone field.

    Step 14
  15. Enter the desired information into the Phone field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "4155554545"
    .

    Step 15
  16. Click the Exam Details tab.

    Step 16
  17. The Far Sight and Near Sight group boxes contain additional edit boxes.

     

    In this example, you need to input the exam results, which are 20/20 vision in both cases.

     

    Click in the Uncorrected field.

    Step 17
  18. Enter the desired information into the Uncorrected field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 18
  19. Click in the Left field.

    Step 19
  20. Enter the desired information into the Left field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 20
  21. Click in the Right field.

    Step 21
  22. Enter the desired information into the Right field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 22
  23. Click in the Right field.

    Step 23
  24. Enter the desired information into the Right field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 24
  25. Click in the Uncorrected field.

    Step 25
  26. Enter the desired information into the Uncorrected field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 26
  27. Click in the Left field.

    Step 27
  28. Enter the desired information into the Left field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 28
  29. Click in the Right field.

    Step 29
  30. Enter the desired information into the Right field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 30
  31. Click in the Right field.

    Step 31
  32. Enter the desired information into the Right field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "20"
    .

    Step 32
  33. A check box is a small square box that turns an option on or off. Select the box to add a check mark and the option is on. Remove the check and the option is off.

     

    In this example, the Baseline and Correction Required check box options are off and you want to turn the Baseline check box on.

     

    Click the Baseline option.

    Step 33
  34. A radio button is a small round button that represents one option in a group of mutually exclusive options. Only one radio button in a group can be selected at one time.

     

    For this example, you want to note that Kerryn's color vision is abnormal.

     

    Click the Abnormal option.

    Step 34
  35. Long edit boxes are rectangular boxes into which you enter lengthy text items, such as comments. These boxes store free-form text fields. If you type more lines than you can see at one time, use the scroll bar to the right of the box to move through text.

     

    Click in the Comment field.

    Step 35
  36. Enter the desired information into the Comment field. Enter

     a valid value
     e.g.
     "Kerryn has perfect vision, but is color blind."
    .

    Step 36
  37. Click the Save button.

    Step 37

In summary, PeopleSoft data entry fields provide you with a simple way to enter and update data in your tables.

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