Creating Your First DataVoke Application

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DataVoke Designer

As a DataVoke Designer you'll see buttons on the left of the screen allowing you to

DataVoke Designer

Create A Record Type

  1. Click the plus sign then roll over New Record Type and click. This will open the Edit Record Type view.
  2. Give your Record Type a name and label then select your icon. Now we'll add the Properties, or fields, to this new record type.
  3. By default you'll see 'Record Code' added to the Properties list, this can be modified to fit the data you'll store. For basic text properties just title the field and save the property.

In the example below we've created a new Record Type called Customers and added Properties that reflect the data we want to store for our Customers.

Create A Record Type

Create a View

Using our new Record Type we'll now create a view and change the view layout.

  1. Again, click the plus sign, then roll over to New View and click. Next you'll see a list of all the available Record Types in your configuration.
  2. Select one to use in the new view. Then you'll select which properties/fields you want displayed in your new view.
  3. Once you've added the properties to the list on the right, using the arrows in the middle, you can Finish & Load the view.
Create a View

Change the View Layout

  1. Start by toggling into design mode using the designer option on the left hand rail.  You should see the layout editor pop up on screen.
  2. Click on the Customer Name property on the right and drag it into the General collapsible group.
  3. Click the pencil in the blue box to see the details of each property.

Now you can see the properties of the Customer Name field in this specific view.

Change the View Layout

Edit View Properties

After you close the Column Property box, click in the grid area then click the pencil in the blue box again.

Here you'll start to focus on the purpose of the data and how the users will need to interact with those records in this particular view.

You can also open the customers record type if you want to add properties or modify the record type.

Edit View Properties

Add a new Action Chain / Button

Let's add a new button to our Customers View.

  1. Click on Actions & Events in the Edit View window, here you'll see the buttons that were added to your view by default.
  2. Click the Green plus sign on the left to open the Edit Action Chain view.
  3. Name your new button and select an icon.
  4. Now click the green plus sign in the Actions panel below.

We're going to add a button that will allow a user to copy an existing record to avoid time entering duplicate data for customers at the same address.

Add a new Action Chain / Button

Configure the Action/Button

Notice the configuration options for the selected action show in the bottom of the Actions panel, here you will choose the options for the selected action above.

Click here to see a full list of actions and their configuration options.

Configure the Action/Button

Add a Button to the View

Once you've configured your Action/Button, you can add it to your view.

  1. Close the action configuration window and click the green plus sign on the designer.
  2. You'll see your button in the Buttons tab.
  3. Drag it to place it in your view.
Add a Button to the View

Copy a Record

You can see the button is now in the menu bar at the top, and when clicked it creates a duplicate of the selected record.

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