Most of the screens that show a list of data in a grid has similar functionality.
At the very top to the right of the title, is an “Add New” button (#1). This button adds a new record of the type of data the form is based on.Below the title is the search area (#2). It allows you to specify the criteria to search by.
Clicking the “Search” button (#3) runs the search.
Pressing the “Clear” button (#4) clears the search criteria and the search.
Just above the grid is a dropdown (#5) that allows you to select the number of results that are displayed on a page. Since all the records in the grid must be loaded into the web page across the Internet, we only bring across small sets of data. The more records you display at a time, the longer it will take to load the data.
Then you narrow your search, sort, or use paging (#6) to get to the desired records.
You can tell the sorting by looking at the header. The arrows in the header show the sort order. The bolder arrow shows the column that is sorted and the direction of the sort. If there is no sorting on a column, both arrows for that column will be barely visible. Clicking a header will toggle the sort on the selected column between ascending and descending.`