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The screen() command controls the display of screens. It allows you to open sub screens such as menus and also to close screens. This command only controls the screens, the screens themselves are typically created in either UI files, XML files or directly in code.

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Create the screen name by locating the UI file called name within the current parameters. Generally this means the file 241_main.ui file or the 241_name.ui where 241 is the instance number, or selected User Interface in use. This is the most common method used to display new screens.

User defined screens must start with a leading letter and can only contain the characters A..Z and 0..9 Names starting with a number are reserved to Fieldpine

Close the current screen and remove all trace from the users viewpoint. When this command is used as a sequence of commands, such as on a button, this command should not be followed by additional commands - there is no guarantee that subsequent commands will be processed after the screen is deleted.

If the setting ScreenDeleteDelay is defined (to a value in milliseconds), a pause is inserted after this command executes. This is typically used on touch systems to allow operators time to remove their fingers and avoid double touching.

Display an internal standardised screen. These screens are often used to perform dedicated but isolated tasks at different times. The NAME parameter is generally the screen number, but can also be the internal name in some cases.

NumberInternal NameDescriptionLinks
1Capture product variant information
2Flow point information
3Select a product when a barcode resolves to multiple products
4svcsetupDisplay a control screen that allows entry of new SVC (prepay/loyalty) cards into the system.
5Select a single product
6Edit a single product
7Edit a single customer
10Prompt for a single charge account
15Prompt to select a single SVC/Prepay/Loyalty account
16Capture Eftpos payment amounts such as Cash out
17Display the list of expected sales that have not yet arrived.
18Select a single customer
20Select a single department
21Select a writeoff reason code
23Select a single supplier
28Prompt for a delivery addressScreen Details
29Prompt for a single employee
30Control online sales processing at this lane

Instructs this screen to "take" the current top sale and remove it from the stack. This command is designed solely for use on sale completion screens where the sale is complete and should be removed from normal processing, but needs to remain alive in order to display change values and other symbols.
Create and process the screen name, and suspend operation of the current command stream until this screen has closed. This can be considered to function like a subroutine call, or modal screen display. Most user screens are created using this form of the command as modal screens are the least confusing to end users.
Toggle mode. If the screen name is already displayed, make that screen topmost, if it is not active, then create a new screen.
Create a series of screens that are runtime generated rather than being statically defined. The keyword control is used to select the method by which the new screen is automatically generated.
Not documented for customer use.



This example shows a very common usage of the screen command, in this case a button is usually placed on the main User Interface screen, to display an additional menu of commands, called the more screen by common convention. When this command is executed the POS locates the more screen definition and displays that screen to the user.