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

  • LIBRARY.FRM : library item (+ copy) data entry form.
  • LIB_COPIES.FRM : selected copy add/edit data form.
  • BORROWERS.FRM : borrower add/edit data form.
  • You can find files in the C:\handy_lib\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: library databases.

1 - Click Add or Edit, it opens add/edit item window (form), this form is defined in the LIBRARY.FRM file.

2 - Click Add or Edit, it opens add/edit copy window (form), this form is defined in the LIB_COPIES.FRM file.


1st line defines the Main tab entry page


2nd line defines the Details tab entry page


3rd line defines the Subjects tab entry page


4th line defines the Notes tab entry page


5th line defines the Custom tab entry page


6th line defines the Copy Info-Main tab entry page


7th line defines the Copy Info-1 tab entry page


8th line defines the Copy Info-2 tab entry page


Copy Add/Edit form is defined in the LIB_COPIES.FRM file:


Borrower Add/Edit form is defined in the BORROWERS.FRM file:


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