If you’re planning a large event, like an awards banquet, you need lots of tables, each holding related groups of people. You might seat guests by company or by department, for example. You’d think about who sits where so that the people at each table have something in common.
Managing tables in your QuickBase application isn’t all that different from planning seating at a banquet. Some applications need only one table to hold all your data; other, more complex applications require a number of tables and some thought about what each table will hold. Chapter 7 helps you decide whether to go single-table or multi-table when you’re creating a brand-new application. Sometimes, though, as an existing application grows more complex, you might find that adding another table makes your data easier to manage. QuickBase lets you create a new table from scratch or absorb an existing table from another application.