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QuickBase: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

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Adding and Modifying Fields

As people use your QuickBase application, adding and working with data, you’ll probably find that you (or they) want to make some adjustments to the application itself. For example, they might want to add a field to a form, move the fields around to make data entry easier, or change a field from text entry to multiple choice. QuickBase lets you adjust your applications so that they make sense to you, your team, and the way you all work.

Adding Fields

Whether you’ve created a form from scratch or found it in a prebuilt application, sometimes you wish it gave you more room to fill in details, for example, or had fields in a different order. With QuickBase, you can easily add new fields to any table in any application—even as you’re entering data in a form. (Too bad you can’t use QuickBase to add a Customer Feedback box to your income tax return.)

Note

Fields, explained in detail back in Customizing Fields and Tables, are the parts of a form or table that hold the little pieces of information that make up each record (if you were using an order form to buy a new sweater, the fields would be things like style, size, color, and so on).

To add a new field to a table in your QuickBase application, take these steps:

  1. Open the application and select Customize→Tables from the menu bar.

    This gets you to Table Central—the Tables page—shown in Figure 8-15. The Fields tab, already selected, shows you a list of all the fields in the table.

  2. If you’re in a multi-table application, ...

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