How to Define a Subtype Presentation and its Elements

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Subtypes can be combined into different presentations. By means of these presentations you can determine how subtypes are represented in the supertype window. You can indicate the order in which the elements are to be shown on the screen, and which label to display above them.


Whereas a subtype can be an element of different definitions, a subtype can only belong to one presentation. All tables that are elements of the same subtype presentation must have the same supertype.

To define a subtype presentation and its elements:

1. From the menu bar, choose Define, Subtype Groups, Presentations.

The Subtype Presentations window appears.

2. Complete the dialog as follows:
· Define the subtype presentation by filling out the fields of the upper box of the Subtype Presentations window.
· Assign elements to this presentation by filling out the fields of the lower box.
3. Save your changes in the database.