The fundamental components of SmartList are the SmartList objects. Each SmartList object contains the instructions needed for the SmartList to access and display a specific type of information, such as customer records. Each SmartList object must define the following:
When a user chooses to SmartList object type to display, appropriate records are read based on the SmartList object definition and displayed in the SmartList window. Users can customize the search by doing the following:
If the SmartList object is optimized for SQL Server, a SQL query is used to select the records to be displayed in the SmartList. Otherwise, SmartList will manually search the tables used for the SmartList object and display each matching row in the SmartList.