Data is entered into a data file by typing information into a data entry form displayed on the terminal/monitor screen. These forms are designed to look much like printed forms. There are various fields on the form in which to enter data. Each field has a heading describing what information is to be entered. The user is able to perform functions such as QUERY, FIND, UPDATE, ADD, and DELETE on individual records in a data file by using a data entry form.
All data entry done with this system will use the same set of procedures. Learning these procedures, as outlined in this chapter, will allow you to use any C/Base data entry form.
This chapter does not explain how to create a data entry form, it merely explains how to use one. For information on creating or modifying data entry forms, see Chapter 5, Creating Formfiles in this manual.