Editing and Browsing Tables

In the previous chapter we looked at navigating through the menu system. In this chapter we discuss how to navigate through the tablesONLINE Editor. Become familiar with the tablesONLINE Editor for editing and browsing, as it prepares you for the next chapter, Defining Tables, which uses the same navigation principles that are covered here.

In this chapter you will learn how to select a table to browse or edit and how to navigate through the table to find the row(s) you wish. Special attention will be paid to the line commands, which enable you to add, change, delete and move rows. This chapter concludes with a discussion of the options available when the editing of a table is complete.

Editing or browsing a table requires two components: a View and a Data Table. The View is a template that is placed on the Data Table and governs the column display and edits that can be performed on the data. Once you are familiar with using a View to browse, populate or edit a Data Table, Chapter 4 discusses how to create those Views and the Data Tables using the tablesONLINE editor. To perform editing or browsing you will use the first two options in the Application Developer’s menu, A – EDIT TABLE, and B – BROWSE TABLE.