Each block contains fields you use to enter, view, update, or delete information. A field prompt describes each field by telling you what kind of information appears in the field or what kind of information you should enter in the field. For example, the Submit Request window shown in Figure 1 - 32 includes fields named Request Name, Parameters, and Language. Fields that allow you to enter data are white and display a beveled border. Fields that are display-only are white and do not have a beveled border. Fields that provide drill-down capability, accessed by double clicking on the field, are displayed in green underlined text on a white background. If a field is disabled, it is dimmed, as shown in Figure 1 - 32.
The term field generally refers to a text field, an area in a window that either displays data or allows you to enter data. However, a field can also include the following:
button--You choose a button to initiate a predefined action. A button is usually labeled with text to describe its action or it can be an icon whose image illustrates its action.
check box--You can indicate an on/off or yes/no state for a value by checking or unchecking its check box.
option group--An option group is a set of option buttons. You can choose only one option button in an option group at a time, and the option group takes on that button's value after you choose it. An option button or option group is also referred to as a radio button or radio group, respectively, using the metaphor of a car radio's station buttons.
poplist--A poplist lets you choose a single value from a short list. To choose a value, click on the poplist to display the list of choices, then drag your mouse through the list to the desired value. Release your mouse button to choose the value you highlight and display it in the poplist field. A poplist is also sometimes known as a list.