The Scarab interface is organized to allow access to all major functionality from anywhere in the application. Each of the action screens provides relevant information along with links to access further details as needed. A unified and consistent interface allows you to easily recognize the types of information and actions available on each screen.
Each screen provides the following navigational aids
Entry forms are easy to use. Default data points are indicated with * (asterisks) beside the field title. Often you will find textual guidelines within the entry forms to help you through the form entry process.
Navigational buttons are available on each screen. These buttons perform actions on the data entered in the form. The
Some multipart functionality provides tabs for easy navigation between parts. In the reports functionality you can use the tabs to switch from defining row content to the final output characteristics.
If you have a saved data set for an entry form (like saved queries or reports, or issue entry templates), the top section contains a drop down list with all such items available for use on this form. This appears in the issue entry, query and reports functionality. To use a saved form select the one of interest from the drop down box and use the select button to render the selection.
Each attribute in an entry form displays all available options, from which you can select one or more.
Results screens appear after you have activated a request, like a query, a report, etc. Each results screen provides a list of items with some descriptive information.
Many results screens allow you to perform actions on the items that appear. Under the items you will find a set of dropdown boxes containing actions that can be performed. The first box allows to export the results in the selected format. The available formats are Excel (.xls) and tab separated values. Once you select the export format from the dropdown box, the results will appear in the browser window in the format selected. You can then save the results locally.
The second box allows you to perform specific actions on all or a selected subset of the results. The available actions are View, Assign, Copy, and Move.
Items are initially in ascending order by their ID. To sort by an attribute, click the title of the attribute. The sort will change to ascending by that attribute. Clicking the arrow beside the attribute name will provide a descending sort.
Many screens are customizable. You can add to or remove the attributes that appear on your screen by clicking on the add/remove attributes from view link. Use the check boxes to show or hide attributes. Add a check to the items you would like to appear on your screen. Use this screen to determine the order of the columns by using the "Columnar sequence" field.