Button – Actions

By clicking on a button in the browser, a variety of other actions can be performed in addition to saving and deleting records. The actions can be configured in the button properties dialog on the "Actions" tab.

Find out how to create and configure a button here.

No action

If a button is only used to load another page, for example, select the action type "No action".


Button on edit pages

The "Save" action is available if the button is on edit pages that a WriteContainer has been defined for. The current data record is saved when the user clicks on the button.

Button on view pages

The "Save" action is available on view pages that contain a free layout table. All data records in the free layout table will be saved. Click here to read our Tips & Tricks article about editing data in free layout tables.


If the user does not have the corresponding permissions, the button will be hidden in the browser.


On a page within a data group, the current data record and all dependent data records in subordinate data groups will be deleted with this action.

Move container up / down

With this action type, the button can be used to page through data records.


Select the property of this navigation button.

Edit parameter

Opens a dialog where parameters for the navigation button can be defined.

To the first record

Jump to the first record.

To the previous record

Jump to the previous record.

To the next record

Jump to the next record.

To the last record

Jump to the last record.

Save current data record

With this option, the data record will be saved.

Email configuration

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Data Picker

This action type compares a search term with the values of a data field. The edit fields of the current page can be mapped to the data fields of the selected application and data group. If the search is successful the found data will automatically populate the mapped edit fields. If, for example, a user enters the name of an employee into the field and clicks on the Data Picker button, the Data Picker searches for the email address and telephone number of the employee and enters these automatically into the assigned edit fields.

Search field

Select the edit field that should be used as the search field.


Opens a dialog where the appearance of the table, where the search results are listed, can be modified.




In this list, all edit fields in the connected data group will be shown.


The fields in this list will be shown in the results table as a column.

Move right / left

Move entries from one list to the other.

Move up / down

Set the order of the columns in the table. The following rule applies here: the higher a field is placed in the list, the further left the column will be shown in the table.


Opens a dialog where the title of the column can be changed.

Control type

The desired control type can be selected here to display the values in the results table.


The results table will be sorted by the field entered here.


Opens a dialog where the sorting can be edited.

Results list

Number of records

The maximum number of shown hits per table page.

Show navigation element

Shows the navigation element at the foot of the results table, which allows the user to move to additional pages of the table.

Show results with an entry length of at least ... Display characters automatically

If a single result is found, it will automatically be entered into the connected fields by the Data Picker. Multiple hits will be shown as a tooltip. This setting defines after how many entered characters this tooltip will open.

Click "OK" to save changes and close the dialog again.


The type of comparison can be determined here:

  • Contains

    Returns results if the search term is contained in the data field value.

  • Starts with

    Returns results if the search term corresponds to the first characters of the data field value.

  • Ends with

    Returns results if the search term corresponds to the last characters of the data field value.

  • Equal to

    Returns results if the search term corresponds to the data field value.

Application, Data group, Data field

Here, select the data that should be searched through.


Opens a dialog where a filter for restricting the data can be defined.


In this list, you can see every element that can be populated by the Data Picker.

Data fields

Mapping list

All of the elements on the current page, which are available for the Data Picker, are listed here.

Data fields list

All of the available data fields from the current application and data group are listed here.

Maps the selected elements to one another or removes the mapping, respectively. An assignment can only be made if the data type of the elements and data fields match.

If no data record is found: Clear the related input controls

The search field will be cleared if the search was unsuccessful.

Show an info view

With this setting, a message is shown both in case of an unsuccessful search ("No data record found") and if data records were found (e.g. "A record was found and inserted"). The message is also shown if multiple potential data records are shown in a results table for selection.

Add data record

With this action, new entries can be added to drop-down lists, listboxes or free layout table in the browser. The new entries will be simultaneously saved to the data group connected to the drop-down list or table, respectively.

Depending on whether you select a drop-down list or a listbox or a free layout table, different settings are can be chosen here.

Drop-down list / Listbox


Select the desired drop-down list or listbox here.


Select the edit page where new data can be defined. When the user clicks on the button in the browser, a tooltip will open where the new entry for the drop-down list can be defined.


The description for these settings is available here. You can find general information on parameters here.

Free layout table


Select the desired free layout table. Only tables that use an edit page for the data view can be selected here.


Enter an integer that defines how often the edit page should be loaded in the table. With a number > 1, multiple data records can be defined in the table.


The description for these settings is available here. You can find general information on parameters here.

Function in the browser

Here you can see the free layout table after clicking the "Add data" button. The number is set to 1 in the button properties. A blank linked input page is therefore displayed at the bottom of the table and a record can be entered. The "OK" button with the "Save" action on the edit page is also shown. When the user clicks on "OK", the new data record will be saved. Here you will find tips and tricks for editing data in a free layout table.

Calendar plugin

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This action will show or hide grouped elements in the browser.


Select the group to be shown or hidden from this list.

Show grouping on initial status

This setting will show the group when the page is loaded.

Save changes in cookie

Selecting this option will return the user to the last status (group shown or hidden) when the page is reloaded in the browser.

Show/Hide flexible

As opposed to the “Show/Hide” action, the grouped elements will be shown here in the form of a tooltip.


Select the grouping from this list that should be shown or hidden in the tooltip.

Open modal

If a tooltip is opened modally, the rest of the page is only accessible once the tooltip has been closed.

Show close symbol

Shows a button at the top right of the tooltip. This can be used to close the tooltip.


The currently defined positioning of the tooltip is shown here.

Configure tooltip positioning

Opens a dialog where the position the tooltip should open at can be configured.


The Search button action is used in connection with the “Search” view element. Find all the information here.

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Previous / Next

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Delete folder

This action is used in combination with the elements Tree and Tree view for the "Delete folder" button. This button can be generated in the Final settings dialog while creating a Tree element. Clicking on this button in the browser deletes the currently selected folder in the tree.



Select the tree element that the button is connected to.

More information

Create and configure button

Link destination


Destination options

Email configuration


Column presentation in view tables