Tool Bar

The Tool bar located at the top of the Banner 8 window provides an easy method to navigate within the various menus and forms and also provides quick access to predefined functions. The functions on the left side of the tool bar initiate many of the standard Oracle functions that are used to navigate throughout Banner 8. We will talk more about these functions in the Forms section.

Hovering over a Tool bar icon will cause a yellow bubble to appear, providing a description of the tools function.  A tool icon may be clicked at any time, except when a dialog box, alert box, or List of Values (LOV) is active. A dimmed tool icon is inactive and cannot be clicked.

Below are the Tool bar icons and an explanation of their associated functions.

Icon Function Description
Save Saves all changes entered since the last save.
Rollback The Rollback icon functions differently depending on your location in the program. If you are currently in:Application and Inquiry forms: Clears all information (except key information) and returns the cursor to the first enterable field in the Key Block.Validation forms: returns you to the first enterable field on the form.Query forms: returns you to the first enterable field on the calling form.
Select Returns control to the calling form and enters the selected value into the field from which the form was called.
Insert Record Inserts a new blank record into the list of existing records.
Remove Record Removes all information for the current record. When a save is performed, the information is deleted.
Previous Record Moves the cursor to the first enterable field in the previous record and triggers previous record logic coded into the form.
Next Record Moves the cursor to the first enterable field in the next record of the current block and triggers next record logic coded into the form. If the cursor is in the last record, a new record is created.
Previous Block Moves the cursor to the previous block that has at least one enterable field. If the previous block is in another window, that window is opened.
Next Block Moves the cursor to the next block that has at least one enterable field. If the next area is in another window, that window is opened.
Enter Query Query mode is initiated so that search criteria can be entered.
Execute Query Searches the database and displays the first set of records that match the search criteria.
Cancel Query Cancels the query and exits the query mode.
View/Send Message Access e-mail to view and send messages. Opens (GUAMESG) form.
Print Prints the current window with the date and time in the title bar.
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BSX-Add Document
Broadcast Messages
FGAC Security
Online Help Displays new online information for the current field.
Exit The Exit icon functions differently depending on your location in the program. If you are currently in:Forms and Windows: Exits the form or window.  Main Menu: Exits from Banner 8.Query Mode: Cancels the query and takes the form out of query mode.