Creating tables using a wizardAdded by IBM on November 28, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
A table lets you arrange data into rows of items, making data easier to interpret and forms easier to complete.
The following table wizard methods are available:
- Create new data model — Enables you to create a complete table. All the necessary background work is done for you. An XForms data instance is created for you to collect the data from the form. You simply specify the number of columns and rows to display in the table.
- Use existing data model — Enables you to use an existing instance in the form or another instance on your computer or shared network directory (xml file format). You specify the number of columns and rows to display in the table.
The wizard allows you to choose general display and configuration settings such as “+”
buttons for the user to add or delete rows, table lines, borders, and row formatting.
Creating a table without an existing data modelParent topic: Creating tables
By choosing to create a table with no existing data model, you can create a table that allows the user to add or delete rows of information.
Creating a table using an existing model
By choosing the Use an existing model
you can use an existing instance or data model either on your computer or shared network directory to create the table.
Calculating the sum of the data in a column
After creating a table, you can add the values of all the items in one column using the Table Column Summation Wizard. The result is copied to a target item located in the table.
Adding a row operation to a table
After creating a table, you can apply an operation, such as add, subtract, multiply, or divide, to the values of two items in a row. The results is copied to a target item in the same row.