Navigation What should I know? TM R Working knowledge of MS-Windows Ability to use a mouse R Mouse A Graphical User Interface (GUI) between you and your PC. Windows is an operating “environment” that makes it easier to communicate with your PC’s Operating System (DOS).
Windows is an operating “environment” that makes it easier to communicate with your PC’s Operating System (DOS).
Windows is NOT an O/S. DOS is an O/S.Windows is....
You can copy data from one Windows application to another by “cutting” and “pasting”Windows enables you to...
BANNER 3.0 GUI Version is a Windows application--designed to run in a Window using Windows application conventions.BANNER GUI Environment
A series of screens known as “pages”
Forms may be designed to allow navigation to other forms
Forms may be designed to insert, update, delete, and query data.
BANNER Menu Bar
First Block of Information
1st Block of information in the root window
Second Block of Information
2nd Block of
the root windowBANNER GUI FORMS
BANNER Menu Bar: Appears at the top line of the Main Window of every BANNER Form.
Key Block: Displayed on all windows of a form. Information viewed on a form relating to the “Key”.
Option Menu: Navigate to other blocks within the form or move to and from other forms.Elements/Concepts of a Form
Key Block: Information required to record selection.
Blocks: Framed areas of related data.
Auto Help: Changes from field to field
Count: Number of records retrieved by a query.
Data Pointers: Caret upward/downward.Form Elements
Exits you out of BANNER
Clears all information in the form (except for the key block); Returns you to an enterable field in the key block.
Saves all the information you have entered or
changed in any window in the form.
Some buttons take you to
more windows. Pages behind the pagesStandard Buttons - Forms
Standard Buttons on Forms
Radio: Radio buttons appear in groups. The user must choose from one or more (or none of the options presented by the button).
LOV: List of Values Buttons - Pressing on this button will show the validation table for a particular field.BUTTONS AND MORE
than scrolling through the list. Make your choice then click on the
FIND button below.
Scroll through the list. Highlight your choice and click on the
OK button below. This returns you to the calling form with the
chosen value. We call this Exit with Value.
Exits out of the List of Values without bringing back a value. We
call this Exit without ValueLOV Buttons (List Of Values)
Functional (Application) Forms: Perform specific functions: enter, update, or query information.
Validation Forms: Define the values for a specific field or to view the values defined for a field.
Control or Rule Forms: Provided for entering and maintaining the processing rules for system calculations.
Query Forms: Used to look up existing information.
Inquiry Forms: Used the same as Query Forms but can also be accessed from a Menu, another form, Direct Access or Object Search.Types of BANNER Forms
Save: Saves your current entries or deletions. You may hear the word “Commit” during your training sessions.
Exit: Exits the form (from the form) or BANNER (from menu.)Form Functions
Clear Block: Clears all information from the current block.
Next Block: Moves the cursor to the form’s next block (from the last block will move the user to the first block after the key block.)
Previous Block: Moves the cursor to the form’s previous block (from block immediately below the key block, takes you to the form’s last block.)Block Functions
Delete Record: You must save the change.
Duplicate Record: This will copy the previous record into a blank record.
Insert Record: Inserts an empty record within a series of records.Record Functions
Duplicate Field (Item):Duplicates the field (item).
Next/Previous Field:Moves the cursor back through the block.Field Functions
Execute Query:Executes the search criteria. All records matching the criteria will be displayed. If no search criteria is entered, then BANNER displays all related records.
Count Query Hits:Displays the number of records that would be retrieved for an entered search criteria.
Cancel Query:Cancels the Query Mode.Query Functions
Exit with Value:Brings that value from a table to a form when accessing a table using List of Values (LOV), Entering a Query, or Count Query Hits.Data Access Functions
Enter Host Command:Pop-Up window which allows you to access to the operating system if you have the security.
Exit:Takes you out of a form, menu, or BANNER application. You will be given the opportunity to SAVE your changes.
Refresh:Repaints the current screen.
Print:Print Screen to File, Print to Default Printer, Print a function key map.What other functions does BANNER offer?
Query Mode:Existing data may be viewed and selected based on a search criteria. Enter Query appears in the status line.Form Modes
Enter Query: Enter a criteria to limit the search.
Count Query Hits: See how many recourses your query will return.
Execute Query: Displays one or more records or tells you that your search found no records.
Exit with Value: Select the value and bring the record back to your working form.
Query Pull Down Menu: Count Query hits, Last Criteria, Cancel, Fetch Next Set of RecordsHow do I Query????
Show Keys:Function key mapping dependent on terminal configuration.
List:Refers to the LOV button for an item.
Display Error:Displays additional information about a problem. Print screen will copy this information.
Dynamic Help Query:Form, Block, and Field Level help are available by BANNER supplied help or local, institution specific help.
Automatic Hint/Auto Help:Message appears automatically in the status line of a form. Text changes automatically from field to field. This tells which form to enter, list of functions available, and what action to take next.HELP Functions
Multiple Records for the same person: name change or ID change
Differences between an ID and a PIDM.
Soundex Searches: Search for a name by what it sounds like, rather than how it is spelled.Name and ID SearchWhat’s the difference?
Do Not enter spaces within prefixed last names (MacArthur).
Do Not enter spaces with hyphenated last names (Smith-Jones).
Names with a first initial and middle name should be entered with a period and one space between the initial and the name (M. Andrews)
Use periods after prefixes and suffixes where applicable.Data Entry Recommendations