To create an application, you must perform the following steps:
- copy an existing set of Application Driving Tables
- create entries in the Application Control Table for the application
- write any exit programs required
- edit the copied tables for the new application
In the delivered defaults of tablesONLINE, two of these functions are functions that are reserved for the tableBASE administrator. These functions are copying the Application Driving Tables and creating entries in the Application Control Table. These functions are documented in the tableBASE Administration Guide. Unless you have been granted permission to use these functions the tableBASE administrator will have to copy the Application Driving Tables and create entries for them in the Application Control Table before you will be able to begin editing the tables for your application.
The third function on this list, writing exit programs, is described in the tableBASE Programming Guide.
The final function on this list, editing the copied tables for the new application, is the focus of the balance of this chapter. We will discuss the use of each of the individual Application Driving Tables and how they are edited.