One key component of STEP FORWARD is the creation of Templates. These are used to define all relational database tables and control the input methodologies for accounting and non-accounting data.Templates are also used to lay out Print formats as part of the Report Builder functionalities.
For data input purposes you will:
* Please Note:
The user-defined templates that create the underlying database tables needed to store the defined data structures are referred to as Primary templates. When it is desirable to have more than one template act as input device to a given database table (e.g. use of different Procedures, or incremental update by more than one person with different security masks), the user may clone a Primary template. Cloned templates do not create underlying database tables; rather, they direct data to the database tables created by their Primary template.
For data output purposes you will define Print Templates.
Regardless of the kind of input template you are creating you will work with three basic windows:
Procedures enhance Templates
Table of Contents
Global Template - Topics of Interest
Subledger Template - Topics of Interest
Transaction Template - Topics of Interest
Print Templates - Topics of Interest