Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Development-1

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Development-1

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Lesson 6 : FactBoxes

FactBoxes Panes

FactBoxes panes details Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

The Fact Box pane is the area of a form where a part that you add to a form appears as Fact Box. A part is a specialized type of control that can retrieve and show additional information. When you view the form, the part appears as a collection of read-only data called a Fact Box.

Forms with a Fact Box Pane

To have a Fact Box appear in a form, the form must include a FactBox pane. The following types of forms include a Fact Box pane:

  • List pages
  • Details forms

The Fact Box pane is optional and if the form does not have any parts, the FactBox pane does not appear. A Fact Box pane can show more than one Fact Box.

The parts you add to the Fact Box pane create Fact Box that show additional information about the record that appears in the form. The Fact Boxes enable you to view related information without having to find and open a separate form. In addition, you can configure the part so that the contents of the Fact Box update when you move to a new record.

Types of FactBoxes

FactBoxes can be grouped into types based upon how they appear in the FactBox pane. The type of FactBox helps you to choose the type of part you use to create the FactBox. For more information about types of FactBoxes, see List Page User Experience Guidelines or Details Form User Experience Guidelines. The following table lists the basic design patterns for the FactBoxes that appear in the FactBox pane of many forms.

FactBox type Part type Description
Fields and values Info part or form part A FactBox that shows a list of field names and values. The value can include a link that opens the record in a form.

The FactBox often includes a More link that opens a related form.

List Info part or form part A FactBox that shows a small grid with fewer than 10 rows and 4 columns. The grid shows information that is related to the record on the page or to the whole page. The grid can include links that you click to open a record in a form.

The FactBox often includes a More link that opens a related form.

Related documents Cue group A FactBox that shows a list of document types and the number of each type of document. The list can include links that you click to view the list of documents in a form.

The FactBox often includes a More link that opens a related form.

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