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Changing A Field Label

You can customize form titles and field labels in Collect! to suit the type of business you are in. Perhaps you work a variety of account types. Each group of operators can have forms displayed with labels that make sense to them. If you work in multiple languages, each language group may have forms and fields displayed in its own language.

First, we will show how to use aliases to change field or form labels for all users. Then, we will discuss changing labels for only certain user levels or operator groups.

We will change the Debtor form to "Medical Account" and the Debtor Name to "Guarantor" as shown below.


Debtor form showing Field and Form Aliases

Please be aware that User Level 99 cannot see Aliases.

tip.gif Please refer to Preparing To Make Changes To Access Rights before making any alterations to your access rights settings.

Change Field Label For All Users

To change a field label and apply the change to all of your users,

1. Sign into Collect! in EXCLUSIVE mode at User Level 99.

2. Tab into the field you want to edit so that it is highlighted in blue. For this example, we are using the Debtor Name field.

3. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Layout and Languages, Field Properties from the drop-down choices. The Access Rights form will appear.

3. Check the field labeled Name in the Access Rights form to make sure you are editing the correct field.

4. Enter a field label name of your choice in the field labeled Alias. For this example, we are using the Alias "Guarantor."


Access Rights with Field Alias

5. Select the OK button to save the changes.

6. After making changes to access rights, it is very important to rebuild rights. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights, Access Rights. Select the REBUILD button to update Collect! to recognize your changes.

tip.gif This change apply to all users. If you would like to change a field label for a certain User Level only, do not change the Alias field on the Access Rights form, but use the Form Rights subform instead as described below in the section entitled "To Apply Changes To Specific User Levels."

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Change Form Title For All Users

You can use a similar method to change the name of the form you are viewing. To change a form label and apply the change to all of your users,

1. Sign into Collect! in EXCLUSIVE mode at User Level 99.

2. Open the form you want to edit. For this example, we are using the Debtor form.

3. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Layout and Languages, Form Properties from the drop-down choices. The Access Rights form will appear.

4. Check the field labeled Name in the Access Rights form to make sure you are editing the correct form.

5. Enter a form name of your choice in the field labeled Alias. For this example, we are using the Alias "Medical Account."


Access Rights with Form Alias

6. Select the OK button to save the changes.

7. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights, Access Rights. Select the REBUILD button to update Collect! to recognize your changes.

tip.gif This change apply to all users. If you would like to change a form title for a certain User Level only,do not change the Alias field on the Access Rights form, but use the section entitled "To Apply Changes To Specific User Levels."

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To Apply Changes To Specific User Levels

There are two ways to change aliases and field labels for specific user levels. One is through the Form Rights form and the other is through the Operator Level Rights form.

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Set Alias Using Form Rights

1. Sign into Collect! in EXCLUSIVE mode at User Level 99.

2. Open the Access Rights form for the correct form or field that you want to modify. For this example, we are using the Debtor form.

You may see one or more user levels listed in the Form Rights subform already. These are user levels that the form or field properties already apply to. You can modify this list, delete entries, or add new ones.

3. Check the field labeled Name when the Access Rights form is displayed to make sure you are editing the correct form or field.

4. Click into the Form Rights subform. If there are no entries in it already, you will be prompted to create one. Choose YES to open the Form Rights form. You can also open this form by selecting an existing entry in the list, by pressing the NEW button on the form, or by pressing F3.

5. Press the down arrow next to the field labeled Level and select the User Level you want to see your modified field labels. For this example, we are selecting Senior Collector.

6. In the field labeled Alias, type in the alias or field label that you want this User Level to see when they are signed into Collect! For this example, we are using the Alias "Medical Account."


Form Rights with Alias

7. Leave the other settings as they are for now and press OK or F8 to save your changes and return to the Access Rights form. Now you will see this User Level displayed in the Form Rights subform.


User Level displayed with Alias

8. Press the NEW button again, or select from the Form Rights list, if you want to enter an Alias for this form or field for another User Level.

9. When you are finished, press OK or F8 to save your changes.

10. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights, Access Rights. Select the REBUILD button to update Collect! to recognize your changes.

tip.gif You must sign out of Collect! completely, returning to the Desktop, whenever you change to a different User Level, or some of the rights from the previous level that you were signed in as may still be in effect.

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Set Alias Using Operator Level Rights

This method allows you set an alias for a particular operator level or group of users.

tip.gif If you wish to use aliases for several or all user groups, you should use the methods above to change the form title or field label for ALL users. Then any user level that has access to these forms or fields will see the alias that you have set.

1. Sign into Collect! in EXCLUSIVE mode at User Level 99.

2. Open the User Level form for that you want to modify. For this example, we are using Level 10, System Manager.

You may see one or more operator levels listed in the Operator Level Rights subform already. These are forms and fields that have properties set specifically for this user level. You can modify this list, delete entries, or add new ones.

3. Check the fields labeled Code and Description when the User Level form is displayed to make sure you are editing the correct level.

4. Click into the Operator Level Rights subform. If there are no entries in it already, you will be prompted to create one. Choose YES to open the Operator Level Rights form. You can also open this form by selecting an existing entry in the list or by pressing F3.

5. Ensure that the form or field displayed in the field labeled Item is the item that you want to modify. For this example, we are selecting the Debtor form as the item we want to modify.

If you are creating a new entry, select the down arrow next to the field labeled Item to select the item from the list of all forms and fields.


Forms and Fields list

tip.gif Be sure to scroll to the correct item in the list. We are using the Debtor form. Notice that this is number 003000.


Debtor form entry in Forms and Fields list

6. In the field labeled Alias, type in the alias (form title or field label) you want operators assigned to this User Level to see when they sign into Collect! For this example, we are using the Alias "Medical Account."


Operator Level Rights with Alias

7. Leave the other settings as they are for now and press OK or F8 to save your changes and return to the User Level form. Now you will see this item displayed in the Operator Level Rights subform.


User Level with Alias

8. Press F3 again, or select from the Operator Level Rights list, if you want to make changes to another form or field for this User Level.

9. When you are finished, press OK or F8 to save your changes.

10. Select System from the top menu bar and then select Rights, Access Rights. Select the REBUILD button to update Collect! to recognize your changes.

tip.gif You must sign out of Collect! completely, returning to the Desktop, whenever you change to a different User Level, or some of the rights from the previous level that you were signed in as may still be in effect.

tip.gif You can also use a control file to change the field label according to conditions that you set. This is beyond the scope of the present topic. Please refer to How To Set Field Or Form Properties for links to help topics that give details of using control files.

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Changing A Field Width To Show A Label

You can also create a label for a field that normally does not have a label, provided you make space for the label to display. This example shows you how to make the Cell field narrower, so that you can show a label fro the Cell Extension field.

1. Right-click on the Cell Extension field and choose Properties to display the Access Rights form.

2. Give the field a label.


Giving the Cell Extension an Alias

3. Now we need to make the Cell field display narrower so that the label shows. This does not shorten the actual field. You can still enter a whole phone number. It just narrows down the display.

4. Right-click on the Cell field and choose Properties to display the Access Rights form.

5. Put the number "7" in the Width field.


Giving the Cell Extension a Custom Width

tip.gif When you put a value in the Width field, Collect! automatically enters an Alias for the field. There must be a value in the Alias field when you specify a custom width.

Now when you return to the Debtor form, you can see the label for the Cell Extension field.


Debtor Screen Shows Cell Extension Label

These steps may be applied to other fields as needed.

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Summary

Form and field labels can be customized easily, giving you endless possibilities for fine-tuning Collect! to suit your needs. You can change aliases for all users or particular user levels. You can also display labels for fields that do not have a label, provided you do the additional steps for making space to show the label.

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See Also

- How To Set Field Or Form Properties

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