Forms determine the type of records we want to work with. For example, in case of a library database, there will be two forms: book and author. In case of a company database, we will need correspondingly such forms as product, order, employee and so on.
Therefore, the notion of "Form" is a synonym of the "Record Type". If we compare Brilliant Database with such database as Access, we can say that, creating a new form in the database, we create a new table.
Let us review the "Author" form as an example. It consists of the following elements.
A form can have a fixed or alterable size. The form with the alterable size will stretch when the program window is changed, allowing you to use the working space at most, for example:
As you can see, the form consisting of two text fields stretched when the size of the program window was changed. To learn more about alterable forms, see the Layout section.
Forms themselves do not store data; to this end, you should create records on the basis of created forms. To learn more, see the Database Basics section.
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