Status Bar

The status bar is an area at the bottom of the Main Menu window that displays error messages, system information, and the progress of lengthy work processes, for example, a report being executed, or a running search.

The left corner of the status bar displays field names, the number of characters for each field, and error messages. If you have selected System Information from the View menu, the database information for each field on a form also appears, for example, the name of the database table, the number of the form for a particular field, and the position of that field in a table.

The central area of the status bar displays the date and time.

The right corner of the status bar displays input fields that you drag to that area, for example, the name and telephone number of your vendor’s contact person.


In the example below, the status bar is displaying the number of characters available in the active field