Keyword List

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The following list of keywords quickly describes the different special keywords that are used in the documentation of the B1 Usability Package. More information about each keyword will be presented in the documents, guides and samples.



.row syntax

Part of the Dynamic syntax that are unique to B1 Usability Package


An add-on is the general name of a user-customization.

Examples of add-ons:

-B1 Usability Package

-XL Reporter


The short name often used for "B1 Usability Package"


The Short name often used for "B1 Document Manager" -It's manual is here:


The Short name often used for "B1 Print and Delivery" - It's manual is here:


The Short name often used for "B1 Time Task" - It's manual is here:

Column Uid

A column Uid is the id that a specific column have en grid-like object on a window. Please note that the grid object as a whole is a form item with an item Uid


A condition is the part of a B1 Validation System Configuration that determines if the right condition is present when the trigger occur

Crystal Report

Crystal Report is an external reporting tool that B1UP supports from version 2.920. Crystal Reports are a product of the Company Business Objects, that was purchased by SAP in 2007

Dynamic Syntax

The dynamic syntax and allows you to do SQL and other arguments with syntax code that upon execution will replace the dynamic syntax with the data from the current SAP Business One window. For more please see the dynamic syntax guide.


An event is something that happens when a user does a GUI related action (GUI = Graphical User interface). The B1 Validation System can be configured to act on such events using its trigger.


A field is the name of the column of data in a specific table in the database. SAP provide lots of fields (System Fields) and B1UP add its own fields (Userdefined Fields)


A form is a different name for a window. If the window is created by SAP it’s sometime called a System Form, while if B1UP have created the window it is called a Userdefined Form

Form Item

See Item Uid

Form Mode

Indicates what mode a window is in (Add-mode, Update-mode, OK-mode or Find-mode).

In B1UP this is used in the trigger of B1 Validation System to allow user to configure the trigger to only happen in certain modes.

Please note that some windows never switch modes (always OK).

Form Type

A formtype is the id of behind a certain type of windows in SAP Business One. Each window type in SAP will have such an alphanumeric value of up to 20 chars. that can be found in the lower left corner of the client when System Information is activated.

In B1 Usability Package Formtypes is used to configure Function Buttons, Item Placement Tool, Mandatory Fields and the B1 Validation System.

Formatted Search

A SAP special way of executing SQL that can use dynamic syntax

From Pane

See Panelevel


Short name for the Item Placement Tool module

Item Uid

An Item Uid is the id that every object on a window have. The Id’s can be found by activating the SAP System Information in the lower left corner of the SAP client when hovering the mouse over the field.

Menu Uid

A Menu Uid is the id that every menuitem have (Mainmenu, topmenu and the toolbar). The Id’s can be found by activating the SAP System Information in the lower left corner of the SAP client when hovering the mouse over the menuitem from the top-menu.


A panelevel is a SAP specific concept that determines which tab-page in a folder structure in a window that is currently active. This is used when creating new Tab-pages in B1UP. To learn more about the panelevel concept please see the Understanding Panelevels guide


Pixels is the measurement that a screen is divided into starting at coordinate 0,0 in the top left corner of the screen.

Pixels is used in B1UP when placing items on a window or measuring the width/height of a window


SQL is the language that a client application and a database exchange data. SQL is not something that is specific to SAP Business One and is used all over the world.

System Field

A database field in the database that SAP have created (compared to User defined Fields created by B1UP)

System Form

A system form is a Form created by SAP (compared to a User defined Form created by B1UP)

System Information

This feature activated by SAP from menu View > System Information allow the user of the client to be able to see the “behind the scenes” information about ids of the object shown in the client. You need to activate system information in order to see Formtypes, Item Uid, Table and Field names.


A table is the name of a collection of fields in the database. SAP provide lots of tables and B1UP add its own tables (User defined Tables)

To Pane

See Panelevel


A trigger is the part of the B1 Validation System that handles when something should happen. It normally triggers on a certain formtype, item uid and event


Short name for Universal Functions


See User defined Field


See User defined Object


See User defined table

Universal Function

Universal Function is a module of the B1 Usability Package that allow you to create your own functionality. Can be called from various other modules.

User defined Field

A database field in the database that B1UP have created (compared to system fields created by SAP). Userdefined fields can be identified by their “U_” as a prefix in their name.

User defined Form

A user defined form is a form created by B1UP (compared to a System Form created by SAP)

User defined Object

A user defined object is a concept where one or more user defined tables as a whole create a business object. Such a business object contains standard ways to navigate, add, update and remove data that follow the standard of the SAP Business One client.

User defined Table

A database table in the database that B1UP have created (compared to the tables created by SAP). User defined tables can be identified by their “@” as a prefix in their name.