Edit Script Dialog

The Edit Script dialog is opened from the File menu or by clicking on the Edit Script symbol in the toolbar.

Here it is possible to enter and execute a script that connects the document to an ODBC data source, or to data files of different types, and fetches the demanded information.

Scripts can be typed manually, or generated automatically. Complex script statements must, at least partially, be entered manually.

The Edit Script dialog uses autocomplete, so when typing, the program predicts what is wanted to type without having to type it completely. The predictions include words that are part of the script syntax. The script is also color coded by syntax components. It may be customized by choosing Tools and Editor Preferences.

At the top of the dialog a menu bar, with various script related commands, is found. The most frequently used commands also appear in the toolbar. In the toolbar there is also a dropdown list for the tabs of the script.

Menus in the Edit Script Dialog

Panes in the Edit Script Dialog

There are two panes in the Edit Script dialog: the script pane at the top, and the tool pane at the bottom of the dialog.

Script Pane

The script pane contains the actual script. Each script line is numbered. The script may be divided into several parts appearing on separate tabbed pages which are executed from left to right.

If a hidden script is used, it may be viewed under a separate tab to the very left (provided that the password has been given).

The script is color coded by syntax components. The color coding may be customized by choosing Editor Preferences from the Tools menu.

Tool Pane

The tool pane consists of four tabbed pages containing functions for script generation.

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