3. Opening a table or database
|Once you have logged into TableBuilder the entry screen will appear. This screen gives you three ways to open a Database:
3.1 Select a saved tableTables you have previously created and saved will be available to open directly from the 'Select a saved table' screen. Once you have opened a table, you are able to edit and retrieve data.
To open a saved table:
TIP: If you can’t see the table you want in the list use the arrows at the bottom of the list to scroll through the selections.
3.2 Select a pre-defined topicPre-defined topic tables have been created for TableBuilder Basic users. This selection provides you with a simple table formation to help you get started. If you are unsure which database to use when creating your table, you can select a topic-based table: this will open a TableBuilder Basic database which includes your topic.
To open a database via topic:
3.3 Select a databaseTo create a new table, you must first select a database. The choice of database determines the data items available to create your table.
In TableBuilder you can combine any valid person, family and dwelling variables in one table. These data items are restricted to prevent invalid tables being created by using an incorrect counting method (or summation option). To prevent this from occurring, the databases available in TableBuilder each offer a different valid method of count and geographic location.
If you have a TableBuilder Pro licence, you will be able to see TableBuilder Pro databases. If you are registered for TableBuilder Basic registration, you will be able to see TableBuilder Basic databases and the pre-defined Census topic tables.
Full details of all the available data included in TableBuilder Basic and TableBuilder Pro are located in Chapter 12.
To select a database:
Note: If you already have a table open, you will need to change database (see 4.1)
TIP: If you can’t see the database in the list, use the arrows at the bottom of the list to scroll through the selections.