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  • Overview
  • Creating an item
  • Handling an item
  • Duplicate/Copy an item
  • Delete an item
  • Rename an item
  • Use a dictionary
  • Sorting the items displayed in the data file description
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Stored procedures
Creating an item
To create an item:
  1. Double-click the data file where the item will be created. The description window of file items is displayed.
  2. Click the first empty row in the table of items or click .
  3. In the table, specify: Remark: See The different types of items for more details.
  4. In the right section of the screen, specify the details about the new item (type of key, search direction, format, ...).
  5. Validate the item description.
Handling an item

Duplicate/Copy an item

When creating an item whose name is identical to the name of an existing item, WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile automatically propose to use the description of initial item.

Delete an item

To delete an item:
  1. Select the item to delete in the description of file items.
  2. Click on the button . The item is automatically deleted from the data file.
Remarks:
  • When creating an item whose name is identical to the name of an item that was previously deleted, WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile automatically propose to restore the description of deleted item.
  • Deleting an item triggers the deletion of data during the next automatic data modification, even if a new item with the same name is created.

Rename an item

To rename an item:
  1. Select the item to rename in the description of file items.
  2. Type the new item name.
  3. Validate the modification. The item is automatically renamed.

Use a dictionary

An item can be included in a dictionary in order to be re-used in a new application for example. The item is included in a dictionary simply by dragging it from the data model editor and dropping it in the dictionary (displayed in the "Dictionary" pane).
When it is included in a dictionary, the item description can subscribe to the modifications. Any modification performed in the item description will be applied to the dictionary object and to all uses of this object.
For more details, see Dictionary.
Versions 22 and later
Sorting the items displayed in the data file description
Data file items can be displayed according to the following criteria:
  • logical order.
  • physical order.
  • alphabetical order.
To modify the display order of items:
  1. Double-click the data file. The description window of file items is displayed.
  2. The buttons found in the "Display" section are used to sort the items displayed in this window:
    • is used to perform an alphabetical sort.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in logical order.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in physical order.
  3. The magnifier found in the "Name" column ( ) is used to perform a search: simply click the magnifier and enter the first letters.
New in version 22
Sorting the items displayed in the data file description
Data file items can be displayed according to the following criteria:
  • logical order.
  • physical order.
  • alphabetical order.
To modify the display order of items:
  1. Double-click the data file. The description window of file items is displayed.
  2. The buttons found in the "Display" section are used to sort the items displayed in this window:
    • is used to perform an alphabetical sort.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in logical order.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in physical order.
  3. The magnifier found in the "Name" column ( ) is used to perform a search: simply click the magnifier and enter the first letters.
Sorting the items displayed in the data file description
Data file items can be displayed according to the following criteria:
  • logical order.
  • physical order.
  • alphabetical order.
To modify the display order of items:
  1. Double-click the data file. The description window of file items is displayed.
  2. The buttons found in the "Display" section are used to sort the items displayed in this window:
    • is used to perform an alphabetical sort.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in logical order.
    • is used to display the items and indexes in physical order.
  3. The magnifier found in the "Name" column ( ) is used to perform a search: simply click the magnifier and enter the first letters.
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  • Version 9
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