I have following situation at work (older Forms application):
we have an order entry form, which consists of 3 main tabs: the order header, a confirmation tab and the order detail (lines). I have made a simple mockup to explain the situation:
The order lines have a grid (which can be directly edited) and has several tabs to display more information (less/not critical for the order line). Our orderlines have another sublevel, Delivery lines. Delivery lines are delivery details for one line, for example: 100 pieces ordered, will be delivered on two dates: 60 pieces this week, 40 for on another moment.
The representation of these delivery lines contain an overview of the current orderline, and the delivery info itself (again a grid with details underneath it). I am running out of space showing al this info into tabs (our application has no fluent ui).
How would I show this information:
- the popup needed is almost as big as the form itself, because the orderline info is being repeated (lightbox technique not possible, so popup does not realy stand out.
- We could show a new page above all tabs, but it seems weird because it feels like navigating out of the order. I constantly ask myself if we shouldn't do the same for order lines when using this
Do you think of other solutions to try?