Create a new application
- Create a new application
- Create a new table in your application and add fields to it.
- Add data to the table.
Estimated Time to Complete: 10 minutes
Skill level: Beginner
To begin, we’ll create a new application, including a new table for storing data.
* Follow these steps to create your new application and table:
At this point, we've created a simple web application with a Home tab and a Books tab. However, we haven't yet entered any data into the Books table. To enter some data, click on the Books tab, and click the Insert button. You'll see a form for inserting a new record. Enter three new records, one for each row of the following table:
- Log on to the DataWeb in a new browser window. If you haven't yet registered for a Developer account, sign up now.
- Click the My Applications tab to navigate to the page that shows your web applications.
A field's data type describes the kind of data that the field can hold. Common data types include Text, Date, Integer, Decimal, and HTML.
- From the My Applications page, click Create New Application.
- Select Build an application from scratch or from an existing database and click Next.
- Choose a name for your new application, and click Create Application. Note that each web application must have a unique name, so if the name you choose has already been taken by someone else, try a variation.
- Select a theme and click Next. The theme provides a basic color scheme for your application, which you can modify later.
- Select Create a new table and click Next. The table that you create will store information about books read by the Fremont Book Club.
- Next, add some fields to your new table. You will choose some predefined fields and also specify some custom fields.
First, select the following predefined fields:
Click the Custom Fields tab and enter the following field name, data type, and caption, then click Next:
- DiscussionDate; Date; Discussion Date
- Name this table Books, and click Create Table.
- Select Browse Application and click Next.
In the next section, we'll view our new application in the DataWeb Designer.