Selecting Topic Codes

Once a Topic Code is created and linked to a service, it will appear on that service's Topic Codes tab. Aptify offers the functionality to associate topic codes with any service; organizations most often associate them with the Persons, Employees, Organizations, Companies, Products, and e-Business services.

A Topic Codes tab has two sub-tabs for browsing through available topic codes and identifying selected topics: the Browse by Category and All Selected Topics tabs.

Follow these steps to assign one or more topic codes to a record:

See Notes for Administrators for important information concerning topic code selections.


  1. Open a record from a service that has associated topic codes and a Topic Codes tab.
    • A Topic Codes tab appears on the Persons, Employees, Organizations, Companies, and Products forms, by default. You can add a Topic Codes tab to other services using the Form Template Tab wizard. See Using the Form Template Tab Wizard for more information.

  2. Select the Topic Codes tab.

  3. Select one or more of the displayed Topic Codes.
    • See Navigating the Topic Codes Tab for information on the layout of the Topic Codes tab.
    • Select the check box next to each desired Topic Code.
    • Click the Check All button to select all of the Topic Codes that are currently displayed.
    • Click the Un-Check All button to clear the current selections.
    • If a Topic Code has a multiple choice list, select one of the values from the drop-down list.
    • If a Topic Code is a Text or Numeric type, enter additional information in the fields provided. See the following example of Numeric and Text fields.


    • If a topic code has no sub-topics or children it will not be displayed as a hyperlink.If the topic code is a top-level category that has sub-topics, click the hyperlink to see the related items. Select one or more of the sub-topics, as necessary.
  4. Save and close the Topic Codes record.

    Selections made on a Topic Codes tab are saved when you close the record, even if you close the record without saving.


    Navigating the Topic Codes Tab

    A Topic Codes tab includes the following sub-tabs:

    If a particular service does not have a Topic Codes tab, you can add one yourself using the Form Template Tab wizard. See Using the Form Template Tab Wizard for more information.

    This tab displays all topic codes associated with the current service and offers the following features:

    • Topics are sorted using the category hierarchy. To see sub-topics, select the topic code category link to view its related sub-topics, if any exist.
    • If there are no sub-topics associated with the top-level topic code, a message displays.
    • The tab includes the Check All and Un-Check All buttons, which you can use to select or unselect all of the currently displayed topic codes. Note that these buttons only apply to the current level, not all available topic code levels.

    The All Selected Topics tab lists all of the topic codes currently selected for the record, including top level topics and their subsidiaries.

    Notes for Administrators

    • Selections made on a Topic Codes tab are saved when a user closes the record, even if the user closes the record without saving.
    • When a user selects a topic code and saves or closes a record, Aptify automatically creates a Topic Code Links record that links the topic code to the specified record.
    • For Multiple Choice, Numeric, and Text codes, the contents of the text field are saved as the Topic Code Link's Value.
    • When a user clears the check box for a topic code and saves or closes the record, Aptify changes the status of the corresponding Topic Code Links record to Inactive (it does not delete the record).


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