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Data management

These topics focus on data management within the system. The main utilities that comprise data management are:

  • Cascade updates — alters the data in one or more dependent files to match changes made to data in a source file.
  • Data Policy — applies values, sets mandatory fields, and validates at the table level.
  • Data validation — defines a field’s valid values.
  • Global lists — predefined lists within the system.
  • Customizing the Help system — provides administrators with instructions on how to customize the online Help system.
  • Sequential numbers — used in conjunction with Format Control to generate sequence numbers for records in a database.
  • Stored queries — retrieves and displays information by using predefined search parameters.