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Navigating the Siebel Handheld Application Interface

Navigating the Siebel Handheld application is achieved through the Screens drop-down list, the Show drop-down list, drilling down, drilling across, toolbar buttons, and toggling.

Screens Drop-Down List

The Screens drop-down list provides the first level of navigation. Here you select the screen you want to work with. For more information about the Screens drop-down list, see Components of the Siebel Handheld Application Interface.

Show Drop-Down List

The Show drop-down list is the second level of navigation. After you have selected a screen from the Screens drop-down list, select a view from the Show drop-down list. Views in the Show drop-down list are specific to each screen.

For example, in the Activities screen, you can pick the Recommended Parts & Tools view from the Show drop-down list.

Navigating between Applets

Two or more applets can be displayed at any one time in a Siebel Handheld application. Navigating between applets depends on whether your application is configured to display in traditional two-applet mode or tabbed applet mode.

For information about how to navigate between applets in either mode, see the online help for the Siebel Handheld application.

Expandable Fields

Due to the limited screen size on the handheld device, it is not always easy to view the data in a field without scrolling or resizing the field width. Therefore, some fields that can contain large amounts of text are expandable—that is, the data can be viewed in a text box. An ellipsis (...) appears in the field to indicate that the field is expandable. When you tap the ellipsis, a text box opens showing the data in that field. When you step off the field, the text box closes.

In form applets, an ellipsis is always visible in those fields that are expandable. However, in list applets, due to space constraints, the ellipsis is not always visible in expandable fields. When you tap on an expandable field in a list applet, the ellipsis appears. Once the ellipsis appears, you tap the ellipsis to open the text box.

URLs in Applet Fields

Tapping on a field that contains a URL value launches the URL in PocketIE.

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