What Are Custom Captions?
One of the features that adds usability to Timberline is the ability to customize the wording used to identify certain elements. For example, you may choose to rename the term "Extras" to "Workorders" because it makes sense for how your business runs.
Similar to internal field names
, Timberline uses underlying identifiers to provide a predictable way to access these customizable elements. Since the underlying identifiers never change, you can use them to create solutions that are guaranteed to work regardless of any customizations.
function uses these identifiers, which we call Custom Caption Codes, to return the customized names. The TSCustomCaption
function can be used in conjunction with TSWrite
functions that write to fields where the name has been customized. Doing so makes your solution resilient in the face of ongoing customizations.
Finding The Codes
Use the following links, which are organized by module, to find the custom caption code of interest.