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Altova Contract Manager

Containers are the units with which you build up the structure of your database. Each container will contain the records corresponding to that container. For example, a Company container will contain the records of different companies, while a Person container will contain the records of persons. The records that are entered in a container are defined by a set of fields, which, you, as system administrator, will configure for the container.


You can start building a container hierarchy in a database, by first creating a top-level container in that database. You can then add a child container to the top-level container, and add further descendants. The screenshot below shows the containers of the two databases of the Contract Manager app's starting database.

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Two types of container: top-level and descendant level

There are two types of containers: top-level and descendant level.


Containers can be added to the database structure in the following ways:


Top-level containers are added by clicking the New Data Container button of a database (see screenshot above).

For any container, a parent or child container can be added via the container's More Operations button.


The section Create/Edit Containers describes how to create new containers (both types). The section Container Actions describes other container actions.


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