The tile edit field type displays object properties in a tiled view allowing for add and edit interaction without starting a wizard screen. For a given object, the properties of that object can be displayed in the tile edit view in tiles within that object instance. The layout of the tile edit is defined in a separate screen set and detail screen, used by the tile edit field. The values of a given object can be edited directly, and new object instances can also be added.
Prior to defining a field with this edit type, the screen set and the transaction it is to use must be defined. Both are required information when defining a new tile edit field. The screen set must be defined to display the transaction to capture the data. The screen set must contain a single detail screen displaying the properties from the transaction.
At run time this field type is displayed within its own detail screen. Within the field is then the single detail screen from the separate screen set. The fields of this detail screen are displayed within the tile edit field in the same manner in which they are laid out in the detail screen. The user can edit any fields defined in the separate detail screen that are not read-only. Within the tile edit field, if the detail screen displayed is larger than the space given to the field, a vertical scroll bar is displayed to allow the user to scroll up and down to display fields not immediately shown.
The following attributes are specific to the tile edit field type. These are in addition to the common field attributes: