Undocumented Ninox Functions

Undocumented Ninox Functions By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant You may have heard rumors about “secret” or undocumented Ninox functions and wondered what all the excitement was about. Let’s look at these in detail and get the full story. The biggest revelation here is a function named “sleep”. Sleep pauses execution of code for a defined […]

Splash Screens

Splash Screens By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant If you’ve spent considerable time creating an attractive and powerful database for your business or organization, think about adding a splash screen to welcome your users. Not only can it make a striking visual statement about the database’s subject, but also it can serve as a “Main Menu” […]

Flexible und funktionale Formelfelder

Flexible and Functional Formula Fields By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant The type of field I use the most has got to be the formula field. Formula fields are useful for a variety of purposes on table forms and their ability to trigger code makes them doubly useful. Here is an example of a form with […]

Tipps zum Formulardesign, die Sie verwenden sollten

Form Design Tips You Should be Using By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant While your databases should have logical architecture and bug-free coding, nothing takes your work to the level of excellence like a masterful user interface design (“UI”). Table forms that are simple, consistent and pleasing to the eye make an enormous difference in how […]

Eliminate Confusion with Multi-User Forms

Eliminate Confusion with Multi-User Forms By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant My latest project is a big one – a large database divided into several key modules with each module managed by a dynamic dashboard. The dashboards allow users to search selected records based on a wide variety of criteria. The dashboards also allow users to […]

Working with Workdays

Working With Workdays By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant 1/12/2021 This week while working on a large project that involves the court system, I had to figure out how to calendar a date that is a certain number of business days before a hearing date. Knowing the hearing date, how would I calculate the unknown prior […]

Go Full Screen For a Better View

Go Full Screen For a Better View By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant 1/6/2021 Have you checked out how your forms appear when viewed in “full screen” mode? Full screens are both wider and taller than usual – a welcome enhancement. Your users with small screens may especially appreciate Ninox’s full screen mode, but all users […]

Build Better Back Buttons

Build Better Back Buttons By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant 12/15/2020 Traditionally the BACK button on a form takes users to the most recently viewed screen. In Ninox, however, screens tend to layer on top of one another instead of forming a linear direction. Recently I’ve been working on a large project with lots of modules […]

Creating Table Records

Creating Table Records By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant 12/08/2020 Whether or not you have administrative rights, it’s easy to insert new records into your database tables. Click the “+” after the last record in a table when you are in table view or click the plus symbol inside of the circle in the upper right […]

Sometimes I Just Draw the Line

Sometimes I Just Draw the Line By Jennifer Neighbors, Senior Consultant 12/08/2020 Lately I’ve been thinking about form design and reflecting on, among other things, how odd it is that Ninox doesn’t offer the ability to draw lines on forms. Because sometimes you just need to draw a line to separate the parts of a […]