Create a New Table from Sample Data

Description

Alpha Anywhere allows you to create a table by entering sample data.

  1. Display the Tables/Sets tab of the Control Panel.

  2. Click New > New Table (Text mode ...) to display the Create Table - Text Mode dialog box.

  3. Optionally, enter the format of the fields, one line per row. The data should be structured as follows:

    • Field_Name 

      Character. Can be up to 32 characters. The field name must start with a letter, and can contain the characters A-Z, 0-9, and the underscore character (_).

    • Field_Type 

      Character. Can be C (character), N (numeric), D (date), L (logical), M (memo), R (RTF memo), B (bitmap image), J (JPEG image), I (image reference), O (OLE).

    • Character_Width 

      Numeric. The total number of characters that the field will require.

    • Decimal_Width 

      Numeric. Only required for numeric fields. The portion of the total field width used for the decimal value. The decimal point takes a character position.

  4. Optionally, click Table > Import Table Structure or Import Table Structure on the toolbar and select one or more field structures from any combination of other tables. Picture

    images/XB_Import_Table_Field.png
  5. Click Create Table. The field specification syntax is the same as used in the Create Table dialog box in Design Mode.

    images/XB_a5_create_table_textmode().png
  6. After creating a new table you will be asked to give it a name. Once you name the table and click 'Ok', the new table should appear under the Tables/Sets listed in your workspace. Double click on the new table in your Tables/Sets list and a dialog will load showing the structure of your new table.

    images/Table_Structure.png
  7. You can edit this structure by right clicking on the new table under Tables/Sets and selecting Edit Structure

    images/XB_TBL_POPULATE_FROM_STRING().png

See Also