To create a new data entry application:
• Click on the toolbar, or from the File menu, select New. The following dialog box will appear.
• Select Data Entry Application or CAPI Data Entry Application and press OK. Both of these options create data entry applications, but selecting CAPI sets some options that will be more convenient for creating CAPI applications. (These options include: turning on CAPI mode, running in system controlled mode, and not asking for the operator ID.)
• A file dialog box will appear. Enter the name of the application file. Make sure you are located in the folder where you want to place the application files. Then press Create. The following dialog box will appear.
• A default name of the data dictionary describing the data enter file is given. You can use this name or change it. If you give the name of a dictionary file that already exists, that data dictionary will be used by the application. If you give the name of a dictionary that does not exist, a new data dictionary will be created.
• If you are using an existing CSPro data dictionary, then the system displays the question: "Would you like CSPro to create a set of forms for you, based on the input dictionary? If you answer "Yes" CSPro will automatically generate default data entry forms and will display the the drag option menu. If you answer "No" you may begin creating data entry forms.
• If you are creating a new CSPro data dictionary, you will need to enter information into the dictionary about records, items, and values before you can create forms.
Data entry applications consist of the following files:
This specifies all other files contained in the application and includes other application information.
There is usually one forms file per application, but there may be multiple forms files. Each forms file contains one Data Dictionary file (.dcf) which represents the primary data file that is being created or modified.
Contains CSPro language statements.
Optional file, it contains text for messages displayed during data entry.
Optional, contains text for CAPI text and help screens displayed during data entry.
Optional, it represents secondary data files (such as lookup files) that are read and/or written to during data entry.