jannes wrote:PICK records seems not to be user-friendly when a lot of records have to be selected.
On a Pick
1) remember you can format a nice Grid so you get only the columns you want, process is PICK FROM 'grid name'
2) You can have it display 500 records (or whatever the max # you think your user will find)
3) Checking that 1 box at the top to check ALL LINES only checks records on that page - so if you were RecsPerPage of 20 recs and user found 50, you have to make sure they go to Page 2 (and click all) and then Page 3 (and click all) - not nice. But, using large RecsPerPage will solve that.
Yes, I think not a lot of people realize the Next/Prev record buttons cause they are small up there in Panel Toolbox. When I want to use them, I move them to Top Panel Toolbar (so they are bigger) and can say "<< Prev" and "Next >>". One thing bad about this is that when at the 1st record, instead of the "Prev" button just being dimmed, it goes away completely - which makes paging thru records odd for the user cause those buttons shift positions.
But, to your point, its nice that the context of the found records is still available to the user. I'm working on something over next day or two that might solve this issue.
Another way to solve this is to have a Virtual List that the user is building. To add recs to the list, they are presented with a PICK ONE OR MORE. Use the filters, check the column, and when they return only THOSE record IDs get added to a list. You can Add More to the list and go back and find a different set. You can browse the list and delete entries. When you're finally done, you can now Email/Export to that list.