URL Columns

Let’s assume your database comprises the Suppliers table where suppliers’ names and websites are stored. You may add the URL type column keeping and displaying supplier Websites.

If a column comprises the data that don't look or behave the way you want, you may edit column General Properties and the properties defined by the column type.

General Properties:

Properties defined by the column type:

URL options

Column Property

Description

Display as

This property allows a user to specify the form of URL displaying. The following options are possible:

  • Text – a URL is represented in a simple text format;
  • Button – a URL is represented as a button;
  • Image – a URL is represented as an image.

Display Text

This property allows a user to display a text value that will be present in the corresponding table cell instead of an entered URL value.

Display Abbreviated

This property allows a user to specify the way an URL will be represented. Select the Display abbreviated check box if you want to wrap an URL string into several lines.

Open in New Window

This property allows a user to specify the way an URL will be represented. Select the Open in New Window check box if you want to open a URL in a new window.

Help

When the Help text property is filled in, the question mark is displayed near the field name on the View/Edit form. If you point to this question mark, the pop-up with a tip or a help text message will be shown.

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