Defining Tables

Table-defining information is maintained in two forms, physical information and row format information. Physical information, such as table organization, search method, and row size, is required by tableBASE for its data management functions. tablesONLINE operations require that the system has row format information about the format of the rows of the tables on which it operates, in effect a data dictionary. This chapter illustrates how to create and maintain both forms of table-defining information using tablesONLINE.

Chapter 3 contains information on how to use the tablesONLINE editor and is a prerequisite for this chapter.