Data entry forms for the database

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colonel_panic
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Data entry forms for the database

Post by colonel_panic » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:41 pm

Hello

I'm enjoying exploring Textmaker. IMO, it's much better than the competition.

I'm just curious, though. Is there any way of making a slightly friendlier form for entering data into the database? I have a form I enter text into. Is it possible to copy some of the fields from it to create a new record?

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Re: Data entry forms for the database

Post by Jossi » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:39 pm

When you have opened a database via Tools > Edit database..., you may select a record, duplicate it via Edit > Duplicate record and then add or change data in the duplicated record. If this isn't sufficient for you, please describe in some more detail what you are going to do.

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Re: Data entry forms for the database

Post by colonel_panic » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:25 pm

My database has quite a lot of fields, which are not laid out in a particularly easy to read way with the names of the actual database (which are themselves quite hard to read.

What I'd like to do is create a form to enter data.

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Re: Data entry forms for the database

Post by Jossi » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 am

I'm afraid there is only the standard form view to enter data. It is not possible to create an individual form for entering data in TextMaker.

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Re: Data entry forms for the database

Post by colonel_panic » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:38 pm

I might have to make one. Not to worry.

It's still a great piece of software!

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