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.
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.