Because tablesONLINE is itself table-driven, you can customize or reconfigure it for your own organization simply by editing the tables that control it. Developing application specific menus and/or data entry screens is one common example of such re-configuration. Another example is the ability to use tables to define permissions for the applications and data that each user has access to.

When using table-driven programs, systems can be set up so that users can reconfigure their own software rather than having to call on the IT department for assistance with minor changes. This arrangement improves service to users while reducing the IT department workload.

Depending on the application, it is possible for system managers, application developers and end users to reconfigure tablesONLINE. Some of the application specific modifications you may want to make are:

  • adding help screens or tutorial material that is appropriate to local usage
  • calling your own validation routines during data entry
  • calling other routines to perform security checks, calculations, or other operations that are appropriate to your application
  • setting up tables that control user access to the system