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There was a pencil icon in all the tree views which enabled the user to move to a editable form view easily in 6.1 version. But it has been removed from 7 and the subsequent versions. Right now, the user has to click on the a particular record on the tree view. It redirects to a the non editable form view of the particular record. Then the user has to click on the edit button inorder to update the record. This is not user friendly.
How do I achieve in the newer versions the same functionality that was available in 6.1 ?
This behaviour is triggered because of the views that are called. Compare for example the editing of invoices or sale order lines as a basic user or as a manager. In the case of the manager a pop-up appears, whilst the basic user edits inline.
In order to achieve this on the desired object you could alter the view and make it inline. Note that it might be handled pretty deep inside the XML view and should be thoroughly tested.