For those who don’t already know, you can hide columns in Acumatica inquiry screens. This feature is a perfect example of why there is always more to learn with Acumatica. I’ve been using Acumatica for over a year now, but didn’t notice the icon until recently.
When you click the icon highlighted in the screenshot above, the window below pops up. You can select more than one column by holding CTRL on your keyboard when you select your columns. Hidden columns are listed on the left and visible columns are listed on the right.
If you click the OK button, it will return you to the screen and show the columns you specified, but the next time you open the screen it will revert to the original list of columns. If you want to make your column selection permanent, just click the Save button. This saves your list of columns so they will always display the way you want, even if you logout of Acumatica and go back to the screen at a later date. It’s important to note that the Save button only affects your current user, not all users, so every user can have their own personal favorite list of columns displayed by default when they open an inquiry screen.
You can determine the order that your columns display by clicking the buttons highlighted below.
This is a nice feature, especially when coupled with the ability to customize inquiry screens and even easily build your own inquiry screens from scratch (click here). Since you have the ability to customize these inquiry screens, you can build inquiry screens with lots of columns that provide all the information a user could ever want to see. Then they can select only the columns they want to see.
It’s nice to limit the columns that are displayed because it makes it easier to spot the stuff that you care about. It also helps to prevent you from having to scroll in order to find the columns that are important to you.