7. Designer Context Blocks

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The designer context blocks are primarily responsible for putting data into the global context so that they can be referenced by the application blocks or NAV.

The following sections outline each available context and provide a brief example of how the block can be used.

Using the Selected Line

Using the Selected Line is intended for applications that are displaying a data grid (or card panel). This block takes the currently selected line (or panel) and adds each column from the underlying dataset to the context. Variable names match the column name.

Using the Selected Line
Note: You can use Inspect Context to view available variable names.

Using the Selected Line Example

The Application Designer example below uses Using the Selected Line. The application loads an item list of data and once loaded displays a message indicating the selected item number.

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Using the Document Header

Using the Document Header is intended for applications that are displaying a data grid (or card panel). This block takes the current document data header information and add each column from the dataset to the global context. Variable names match the column name.

Document Header

Using the Document Header Example

The Application Designer example below uses Using the Document Header. The application loads a warehouse receipt document and once loaded displays a message indicating the receipt document number.

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Using the PDA Configuration

Using the PDA Configuration pushes all the NAV PDA Configuration options into the global context so they can be referenced as needed. In addition, information concerning the current location is also made available (e.g., bins mandatory, require picks, etc.).

Using the PDA Configuration
Note: You can use Inspect Context to view available variable names. If you are unsure which variable matches up to which PDA configuration option, contact support for assistance.

Using the PDA Configuration Example

The Application Designer example below uses Using the PDA Configuration:

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Using the Last Scanned Barcode

Using the Last Scanned Barcode pushes the last barcode data into the global context. The context that is created depends on the type of barcode and are listed below. Typically, this block is used when responding to a barcode scan event (See Designer Events for more information).

Last Scanned Barcode

Barcode Context:

Barcode Type Context Created
License Plate
    • barcode.LicenseNumber: The license plate number.
    • LPBinCode: The bin code on the license plate.
    • LPLineCount: The number of lines on the license plate.
    • SourceNumber: The Source No. the license plate is assigned to.
    • Status: The license plate status.
    • OriginalBarcode: The license plate number.
    • barcode.Type: LPBarcode.
Document

Purchase Order

  • DocumentNumber: The purchase order number.
  • Type: PurchaseBarcode.

Sales Order

  • DocumentNumber: The sales order number.
  • Type: SalesBarcode.

Warehouse Shipment

  • DocumentNumber: The warehouse shipment number.
  • Type: ShipmentBarcode.

Warehouse Receipt

  • DocumentNumber: The warehouse receipt number.
  • Type: ReceiptBarcode.

Transfer Order

  • DocumentNumber: The transfer order number.
  • Type: TransferBarcode.

Count Sheet

  • DocumentNumber: The sheet name.
  • SheetNumber: The sheet name.
  • Type: CountBarcode.

Production Order

  • DocumentNumber: The production order number.
  • ProdOrderNumber: The production order number.
  • ProdOrderLineNumber: The production order line number.
  • Operation: The operation number (if specified in barcode).
  • SerialNumber: The serial number (if specified in barcode).
  • LotNumber: The lot number (if specified in barcode).
  • SerialTracked: True if serial number specified in barcode.
  • LotTracked: True if lot number specified in barcode.
  • Type: ProductionBarcode.

Warehouse Activity

  • DocumentNumber: The warehouse activity number.
  • ActivityNumber: The warehouse activity number.
  • WhseActivityType: The type of activity.
  • barcode.Type: ActivityBarcode.
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Bin
  • barcode.BinNumber: The Bin code.
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The Bin code.
  • barcode.Type: Will be BinBarcode.
Text
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The barcode that was scanned.
  • barcode.Type: TextOnlyBarcode.
Tag
  • barcode.TagBinCode: The Bin code in the tag barcode.
  • barcode.ShelfNumber: The Shelf number in the tag barcode.
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The tag barcode scanned.
  • barcode.Type: TagBarcode.
LP Template
  • barcode.TemplateName: The template name.
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The template barcode.
  • barcode.Type: LPTemplateBarcode.
Location
  • barcode.LocationCode: The location code.
  • barcode.LocationName: The location name.
  • barcode.BinsMandatoryInLocation: True if the location requires bins.
  • barcode.RequireReceive: True if the location requires receipts.
  • barcode.RequireShipment: True if the location requires shipments.
  • barcode.RequirePutAways: True if the location requires put-aways.
  • barcode.RequirePicks: True if the location requires picks.
  • barcode.DirectedPicksAndPutAways: True if the location is directed.
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The location code.
  • barcode.Type: LocationBarcode.
Item
  • barcode.BarcodeQuantity: The quantity returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.BaseUnitOfMeasure: The Item’s base unit of measure code.
  • barcode.BinCode: The bin returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.BinQuantity: The bin quantity returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.Custom1: The Custom 1 value returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.Custom2: The Custom 2 value returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.Custom3: The Custom 3 value returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.Description: The Item’s Description.
  • barcode.Description2: The Item’s Description 2.
  • barcode.ExpirationDate: The expiration date returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.ItemCategoryCode: The Item’s Item Category Code.
  • barcode.ItemNumber: The Item number.
  • barcode.ItemTrackingCode: The Item’s Item Tracking Code.
  • barcode.LotNumber: The lot number returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.ProductGroupCode: The Item’s Product Group Code.
  • barcode.PurchaseUnitOfMeasure: The Item’s Purchase Unit of Measure Code.
  • barcode.PutAwayUnitOfMeasure: The Item’s Put-away Unit of Measure Code.
  • barcode.SalesUnitOfMeasure: The Item’s Sales Unit of Measure Code.
  • barcode.SerialNumber: The serial number returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.Type: ItemBarcode.
  • barcode.OriginalBarcode: The barcode the user scanned.
  • barcode.UnitOfMeasure: The unit of measure returned from the Item decoding.
  • barcode.VariantCode: The variant code returned from the Item decoding.
Note: Item barcodes also produce additional context based on Item Tracking Code configuration. To view the additional context. use Inspect Context or contact support.

Using the Last Barcode Scanned Example

The Application Designer example below uses Using the Last Barcode Scanned to display some information about the item scanned:

Scanned Item
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