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 +====== The WX Builder Tools ======
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 +===== Main Builder Tools =====
 +==== Builder Body ====
 +The [[Builder Body]] is the interface of an application through which it is built and displayed.
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 +==== Left Toolbar ===
 +The [[Left Toolbar]] contains many different tools to assist with the development of pages within an application.
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 +==== Block Creator ====
 +The [[Block Creator]] is the panel at the bottom of your screen when you are in the [[Application Lifecycle Management#​Application Roles|development role]] of an application. This panel allows you to create new instances of the [[Five Blocks]] of WorkXpress: [[Table|tables]],​ [[Form|forms]],​ [[Field|fields]],​ [[Relationship Table|relationships]],​ and [[Action|actions]].
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 +==== Block Editor ====
 +The [[Block Editor]] is where you can change the settings for a block. There is a [[Form Type - Tabs|ribbon]] interface that will show the groups of settings for type of block selected.
 +==== Query Builder ====
 +The [[Query Builder]] is a visual tool that enables you to easily build and manage complex queries to retrieve information from the [[Record|records]] in your [[Table|tables]]. By using [[Query Builder - Filter|filters]] in the Query Builder, you can retrieve only those records which match your chosen criteria. ​
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 +==== Expression Builder ====
 +Main article: ​
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 +The [[Expression Builder]] is a visual tool that enables you to easily build and manage calculations that can manipulate information from the [[Record|records]] in your [[Table|tables]] provided by a query. ​
 +==== Action Manager ====
 +The [[Action Manager]] is used to create and manipulate [[Action|automation]] associated with any of the [[Five Blocks]].
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 +===== Auxiliary Tools =====
 +==== Application Explorer ====
 +The [[Application Explorer]] is used to search and examine an applications structure. ​ This tools will show the builder what [[Table|tables]],​ [[Relationship Table|relationships]],​ [[Field|fields]],​ [[Form|forms]],​ and [[Action|actions]] make up an application and their connection to each other.
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 +==== Enterprise Service Bus ====
 +The [[Enterprise Service Bus]] is used to quickly and easily setup integrations between your WorkXpress applications and other, external computer systems. ​ An ESB allows you to automate pulling data into or pushing data out of a WorkXpress application. ​ This tools will show the builder what Enterprise Service Bus Profiles are configured for an application and allow them to configure additional profiles.
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 +//This feature will be available in Platform Version 13.10.834.//​
 +==== Record Inspector ====
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 +The [[Record Inspector]] is used to examine and edit the [[Field|field]] values that are saved on a [[Record|record]],​ and to explore other records that are associated with it.
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 +==== Action Queue ====
 +The [[Action Queue]] shows the list of past and present actions that have been queued to run as background processes.
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 +==== Action Log ====
 +The [[Action Log]] allows you to see what is happening when you run an [[Action|action]] or series of actions in a [[Action Type - Run Function|function]]. This is especially useful in troubleshooting. ​
 +==== Record Importer ====
 +The [[Record Importer]] allows a builder to read a csv file from an external data source, such as an excel spreadsheet,​ database export, or legacy application,​ and create or update records in the system.
 +==== API Key Generator ====
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 +The [[API Key Generator]] is used by a developer or builder to create an authentication token for [[Dev Resources - API|WorkXpress API]] access to the system.
 +==== API Query Builder ====
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 +The [[API Query Builder]] is used by a developer or builder to create an query to be used by calls to the [[Dev Resources - API|WorkXpress API]] to locate records in the system.
 +==== Custom URL Manager ====
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 +The [[Custom URL Manager]] is used to add, edit, or delete custom URLs in the system. ​ The URLs may be manually created using the Custom URL Manager or they may come from the [[Action Type - Custom URLs|Generate Custom Static URLs]] action.
 +==== CSS Skin Builder ====
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 +The [[CSS Skin Builder]] is used to change the CSS that is used on every page.  This allows the software developer to change many aspects of the look and feel of the system including but not limited to font styles, colors, and size; background colors and images; etc.
 +
 +==== Export/​Import Languages ====
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 +The [[Export/​Import Languages]] tool is used to provide multilingual support to an application. ​ This allows software developer to export a CSV that can be used to provide translations for the application. ​ After the CSV is filled in the software developer will need to import the file using this tool.
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 +==== Export/​Import Skins ====
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 +The [[Export/​Import Skins]] tool is used to allow the application developer to download any of the existing skins on the application and to upload new skins to the application.
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