Nathan Phillips (CW) 1/27/2011 2:23:01 PM
I guess a visibility-formula on tabs would also allow showing or hiding the tab based on the date. ie, based on the time of month.
One example of where that could be useful:
I've set up time tracking systems with time sheets in multiple applications. Most of the time, users don't need to think about time sheets. The time sheets are created automatically for them. Near of the end of the month, they need to go into the Time Sheets table once and review and submit their time sheet. The rest of the month they don't use the table.
So under normal circumstances, users will use the Time Sheets tab 12 times in a year. It probably doesn't need to be shown on the tabs list all the time. If I could control the tab visibility by date, I could set it up to hide most of the time - then display as the end of the month comes near. As they're using the system, the fact that the Time Sheets has appeared would remind them that it's time to submit their time sheet. And it would make logical sense to users that it's not shown the rest of the time, when there's nothing for them to do in that table.