Button properties - Actions tab - Link destination and Destination options

Applications module Button Properties / Actions tab

In the Link destination, you can define whether and which page should be opened when a user clicks on the button.


In the drop-down list on the right of the dialog, you can select that the button should jump To a page of an application, if the action type Save or Delete has been chosen. If the action type No action is selected, the following options are available:


The page that should be loaded is automatically entered into this field when you click on it in the application structure depicted beneath.


Here, select the application that contains the target page.

Create new record

This setting can be activated for pages that perform a jump to edit pages. In this case, the edit page will be loaded with empty fields and without data so that the user can create a new data record.

Jump to existing data set

In a similar way, the option Jump to existing data set can open an existing data record for editing.

Primary key

Here, a data field from the currently selected data group can be specified. Its value will be compared to the Primary key of the target data group. If the values match, the corresponding record from the target data group will be loaded on the target page.

Destination options

Open target in current window

Opens the target page in the currently opened window.

Open target in main window

Opens the target page in the main window.

Open as popup

Opens the target page as a popup.

Open as tooltip

Opens the target page as a tooltip. Additionally, the Open at mouseover setting can be activated here, this means that the target page will be shown as a tooltip as soon as the user moves the mouse over the link/button.

Open modal

With this setting the tooltip can no longer be left via the Close popup / tooltip link or via the close symbol in the upper right-hand corner. A modally opened tooltip can only be left and closed via buttons that you have configured accordingly.

A tooltip can only be opened modally if it isn't opened at mouseover or relatively positioned to another element. In this case, the Open modal setting isn't active. A small help button will be shown next to the checkbox which will explain why the tooltip currently can't be opened modally; this will appear as a tooltip if the user moves the mouse over the help button.

Show page title

This setting has the effect that the title of the page in the browser will be shown in the title bar of the tooltip. With Show close symbol, a symbol will be shown in the upper right-hand corner of the tooltip, allowing the tooltip to be closed.

Configure tooltip positioning

Clicking on Configure tooltip positioning opens a dialog which allows you to define how and where the tooltip is displayed on the page.

Print view

With this setting, the target page will be displayed in a format for printing. For this, the target page must be loaded in a popup window. The Print view setting has no effect for pages in the main window. In the print view of a page, all buttons will be hidden. At the foot of the page, the Print button will be automatically displayed, which will open the system dialog for printer selection.

In order to print shadows and borders, please activate the Print background colors and images option in Internet Options / Advanced in your browser. The printing of headers and footnotes can be controlled via the browser menu item File / Page Setup.

Within popup window/ tooltip window

Intrexx Application pages can be loaded in popup windows or shown as tooltips. By clicking a button with the Close popup / tooltip setting, a popup window will be closed, and a tooltip will be hidden. The target page can be reloaded with the Reload window setting.

Delete / Save at link destination

If the target page is opened in a popup or a tooltip, you may define here the area of the page, from which the target page will be loaded, will be refreshed. After the save / delete action is completed, the entire page (or just the table) can be refreshed. If the button is located within a free layout table the free layout table can be reloaded as well. In that case, select <Current free layout table> (in angle brackets) from the update following areas list.