Catalog Configuration




Click "Database" from main menu, click "Catalogs".
This window is the starting point to build all of your database structure. You may carry out various actions for the selected catalog from the list.

Catalogs, Fields & Records

A CATALOG (also called as "table") ise the major item where you store certain type of information. This may be anything you can imagine: Inventory, People, Products, Books, Companies... etc.

Every catalog consists of several FIELDS to store information. For example, you may create a new catalog and name it as "People" to store name, phone number, birthdate etc. for each distinct person. In this case, every distinct person represents a record of the "people" catalog.
Note that, when viewed in tabular (spreadsheet style) form;
catalogs correspond to tables,
fields correspond to columns and
records correspond to rows.

Creating New Catalogs

You may create any number of catalogs by clicking the "New Catalog" button on this window. SpeedBase will ask you for the singular and plural forms of the catalog name in order to display the most suitable name depending on different places of the application.

See Modifying Catalogs for information about catalog properties.

Actions You May Apply to Catalogs

Form Designer: Opens a window to design the "Record Details Window" for the selected catalog.

Form Menus: Opens a window to create side menus on "Record Details Window" for the selected catalog.

Fields: Opens a window to display a list of existing fields for the selected catalog. You can create, modify or delete information fields there.

Views: Opens a window to display a list of existing shared (public) views for the selected catalog.

Erase Records: Deletes all of the records in selected catalog permanently. This action is irreversible. Use with caution.

Views: Opens a window to display a list of existing shared (public) views for the selected catalog.

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