Enter Text or Numeric Information in the Data Entry Form
To enter numeric information the field type textbox is used in IMSMANG. When entering numeric data it is very important to use the unit specified in the template and/or the NMAS. If units like meter, kilometer and miles are mixed the data quality will be low.
To enter text information there are two different field types:
- text field which is used when there is a maximum length of what is possible to enter e.g. names
- text area which is used when there there is no limitation in length e.g. comments.
If the text entered into a text field is too long to be displayed in the text field, a detail button is automatically added.
Examples of text and numeric fields
Click on the detail button and the Detail window opens and the whole text is displayed.
|It is not possible to store text in the database that is longer that the defined maximum length of the field.|
If the text entered into a text area is too long to be displayed in the text area, a scrollbar is automatically added and the user may scroll the text up and down.