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Data Add/Edit forms are defined in the following files:

  • INVENTORY.FRM : inventory main item (+ copy) data entry form.
  • ITEMS.FRM : selected copy add/edit data form.
  • BORROWERS.FRM : borrower add/edit data form.
  • You can find files in the C:\handy_et\data\db\ folder.
  • Files include lines in the following form:
    TAB-TITLE=1,2,3,4,5,6
    TAB-TITLE : defines the name of the tab.
    =1,2,3,4,5,6 : defines the list of data fields from the table.
  • You can change the order of data fields. You can define which data field will be listed on the form.
  • Review data field positions: handy equipment/tool management databases.



  • Inventory data add/edit form is defined in the inventory.frm file. You can find this file in the C:\handy_et\data\db\ folder. Open the file in the Notepad and review definitions. There are two sections; MAIN_DB section defines data entry pages for the main inventory item and COPY_DB section that defines entry pages for the item copy.
  • The format of the entry page:
    PAGENAME=1,2,4,6
  • PAGENAME is displayed in the page tab; you can enter your name; the equal sign is followed but the list of numbers; the number represents data field in the main inventory table.

  • 1st line defines Details data entry page.

  • 2nd line defines Notes data entry page.

  • 3rd line defines User data entry page.

  • 4th line defines Item-Info-1 data entry page (copy information).

  • 5th line defines Item-Info-2 data entry page (copy information).

  • This file has only 2 definition lines:
    Details=1,2,3,4,5,9 (defines Details page)
    Copy-Info=1,2,3,4,5 (defines Copy-Info page)

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