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Norm_LaDuke asked:
Wow, is this frustrating!  The following item is taken from your documentation: "To add fields to your data table, open its data folder and click on the .data file on the Web Directory tab"  I DO wish to add fields.  What (where) is the data folder?  How do I open it?

Every simple step is like pulling teeth.  I wish I had all the time in the world then maybe I could at least learn the rudiments.  Is there any chance you will be adding a tutorial in the future?
 
  tamram responded:
  We do intend to add a tutorial in the future.

In the meantime: a data folder contains a table. If you view your web in the Westside Designer (go to the My Webs page and click the name of the web), you'll see a list of folders and files in the left-hand pane. The folders that include a tiny table icon are the ones that contain tables (e.g., the AddressBook folder). If you click on that folder, you'll see a file with the .data extension. If you click on that file, you'll see the data in your table, in Preview mode. From there, if you click on the Design tab, you'll see your table's schema in design view. To add a field, click the Add Fields button.
 
  brendanx responded:
  On the strip below the "Web Directory" tab, above the files, you'll also find a button with a triangle pointing down.  If you click on this button, you'll get a complete list of the data tables in your web.  Choose one, and you'll jump to preview mode for that table.  Then, click the "Design" tab as Tamra mentions.

You can also add a field to the underlying data table for a view you are working on, simply by clicking on the "Data Region" tab, and then clicking the "Inser" button above and to the right of the design area.  This will present you with a list of choices, one of which is "New Field".  If you choose that, and then click the "Next" button, you'll be adding fields to the underlying data table, and to your .view at the same time.

The data table "Design" tab is great for when you just want to build up a relational schema you have in mind before you start working on its presentation, using the .view files.  But you can also choose to focus mostly on the .view files, and get a lot done.

For what it is worth.  The product can be surprisingly productive, once you learn where things are.  Sorry your first steps are so painful.
 
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