Issue 125680 - Creating form not using the designer produces a text document, not a database form
Summary: Creating form not using the designer produces a text document, not a database...
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Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: PC Windows 8, 8.1
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2014-09-26 12:21 UTC by stephen adams
Modified: 2014-09-26 12:21 UTC (History)
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Description stephen adams 2014-09-26 12:21:29 UTC
+++ This issue was initially created as a clone of Issue #125657 +++

Creating a form without using the form designer does not offer the same design options. The output is a word processing document with inserted database fields which are read only. It cannot be used to create a database form for database entry as the controls are not available.

The person who responded to Issue #125657 has not understood the question!
This is a database form, from BASE, not a word processing document, it is used for entering and viewing data base data, so it cannot be read-only as stated by the answerer.

It is used as the front end to a database,, so it should reflect what the database has as Fields. This includes Field lengths, type etc. and the form should not accept data which cannot be copied into the database as it is invalid.

What the Answerer has assumed is that this is a  database merged word processing document, where data is used to populate a letter for each record chosen, such as Name, Address etc. This is not what I was talking about.