[Solved] Saving Records

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[Solved] Saving Records

Postby fujipops » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:51 pm

I am new to Base and watched several videos on how to make a table and forms, which I have done. After entering info into the form fields, what do I do next?

Would someone please explain the "Next Record, New Record, and Save Record" buttons at the bottom of the form and when and which one to use. I have not found any videos or info on this. I am running OpenOffice 4 on Mac OS 10.12.6.

Appreciate any help. Thank you.
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Re: Saving Records

Postby MTP » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:08 pm

If you go to a different record, all the changes you made to the previous record will automatically be saved. If you 'save record', the changes will be saved without you having to change which record row you are on.

Next record just goes to the next row in the table your form is based on. If you have sorted by alphabetically, it goes to the next one in alphabetical order, if you have them sorted by ID number it goes to the next one in number sequence, if you haven't done a sort which one it goes to next might or might not make sense.
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Re: Saving Records

Postby fujipops » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Sorry, I am not sure what you mean by the "next record row you are in."

Here is my project: I made a table for "Church Information" with all the fields, e.g., Church Name, Address, Phone, Pastor's Name, Email, etc.

Once I fill in all the fields with the info on the form, I want to bring up a new form to enter information for a different church. What do I do next?
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Re: Saving Records

Postby robleyd » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:24 am

All the information that you enter on a single form is known as a record (). So to add a new one, try the New Record option.
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Re: Saving Records

Postby fujipops » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 pm

Thank you! I was able to sort it out!
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