3: Creating the Demonstration System Files

3.4.2 Toolkit’s Menus

Let us preview Toolkit’s menus. The menus, used when developing an application, are accessed from the Toolkit Menu.

RMSfile development functions are accessed through the Data Files Menu.

Data entry forms development functions are accessed through the Data Entry Forms Menu.

Reports may be developed with the Report Generator Menu.

Menus for an application may be developed with the Menus Menu.

Note that each of Toolkit’s menus is organized into sections for development, maintenance, and listing information related to that menu. Development choices begin with the letter D, listing choices begin with the letter L, and maintenance choices with the letter M. Numbers following the initial letter may specify which choice is selected. For instance, while in the Menus Menu you would select choice D1 for the function Create Application Menu. On each of the menus there are also choices to return to the Toolkit Menu, (choice R) or to exit to the operating system (choice X).

The Table Menu and the Database Menu are not required to develop an application and, therefore, are not covered in this volume. (Note: Information on the use of Table may be found in the Table Reference Manual.) At this point we’ll simply state that it offers you the capability to view RMSfiles, and perform operations on their records in a tabular (i.e., row and column) format. The Database Menu is for more advanced users. It allows broad-scale operations on databases.


Delete the record for cwpuzz (as outlined in the preceding exercise) so that the next time this Tutorial is used the contents of the data files will reflect the illustrations.