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Lesson 1 - Simple Input Form
In this lesson, you will learn how to create a simple input form using the wizard for the table “customer”.
You will create a set of input fields and navigation buttons that allows users to enter new records, modify existing records and navigate between records in a database.
Download our example database to work through this tutorial.
- Sakila database for Valentina DB.
Step 1: Create Project
All forms are contained within VSP projects. In this lesson, a local project will be used.
On the Start Page click New Project → Local… and select the location for a new project.
An empty project is created.
Step 2: Create Datasource
To define the source where the form will take its data it is necessary to create a datasource.
- Click Create → Datasource…
- In the context menu of Databases list of Valentina Files connection select Open Database… and select a database location.
- Select an opened database and click OK.
Step 3: Create Form
Create a form in the Form Editor.
- Click Create → Form…
A form wizard will be shown:
- Input the name, select the datasource and click Continue.
- Select the “customer” table as the records source.
The list of available fields will be filled with the items from the source table:
- Move all of the fields to the right list using the button “»” to place them on the form, move to the next step:
- Leave the default values for layout and data mode and finish the wizard:
As a result, you will have the following layout:
Step 4: Execute Form
- Click Execute.
The form window will show the data from the table, the buttons allow the switching to the next and previous records.
- Close the form window. The form was auto saved and appeared on the project tab.
Not sure if you did it right? You can download a completed version of this lesson here.