CHAPTER 10

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Tabular Forms

Your use of reports has so far been read-only. Whenever you wanted to interact with a report, you had to do so indirectly. For example, consider the Report Data Entry page of Chapter 7 (refer to Figure 7-14). To use that page to modify a record of the employee report, you must perform the following three steps:

  • Click the hyperlink of the desired record, which causes the FetchRecordForUpdate (or ARF) process to retrieve that employee’s information from the database and store it in the appropriate items.
  • Modify the content of those items.
  • Click a button to perform the update.

The peculiar thing about these steps is that ...

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