AppBoard Action - Do Nothing

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The "Do Nothing" Action lives up to its name. This action is created to make sure that no other actions are executed on the selection of a specific data source. When these items are clicked, nothing happens.

1. How To Create a Do Nothing Action

For instructions on adding an Action to a Widget, see the general instructions in How To Create an Action in a Widget.


2. How To Configure a Do Nothing Action

Perform the following steps to configure a "Do Nothing" Action:


  1. Follow the instructions above to create the Action in the Widget Actions panel.
  2. Name: Enter a name for this Action. For convenience, a default name is provided. The Name is not used anywhere else in AppBoard, and only displayed on this configuration page.
  3. On selection of:
    1. Select "any" or "specific" for the type of data selection by the User that will trigger the Action. When selecting "specific", perform the following additional steps:
      1. Click the Filter button. The Filter Editor is displayed.
      2. Click Add Rule to create one or more rules that indicate what data should trigger the Action, when selected.
      3. Click Close to save the Filter settings.
    2. Select the Data Source name. When the Widget is run, selection of data in this Data Source will trigger the Action.
  4. Click Close to exit.


3. Sample Use Case

If the requirements for a Widget are that it should not do anything, the Board developer can apply this Action to indicate this requirement to future developers who may be working on this Board.