Reports are one of the most widely-used types of Caspio DataPages. In reality, they are not just reports. They are user interfaces to interact with your data in a variety of ways. You can create feature-rich applications using Report DataPages to display, visualize, search, drill down and edit data.
In the last several product releases, we have rolled out a series of features to make editing data in Caspio Reports much more efficient. To help you become more productive using these new options, here is a quick list of features to consider when designing your application:
|Editing Features:||Allows Your Application Users To:|
|Bulk Edit||Select any number of records and update them all at once. For example, in a project management app, a manager can change the status of several tasks to “Complete” at the same time.|
|Grid Edit||Edit all the displayed records in a grid, similar to a spreadsheet. This feature is most useful when you need to edit a large number of records separately. It allows you to modify multiple records on one screen without having to save each record individually.|
|Inline Insert||Add new records at the top or bottom row of the search results. Use this feature to quickly add a new option to a dropdown or another entry to a table.|
|Inline Edit||Edit any record in the search results, one at a time. It’s perfect for small modifications on individual records.|
|Bulk Delete||Select any number of records and delete them all at once.|
|Inline Delete||Delete any record from the search results, one at a time.|
|Editable Details Page||View, edit, or delete individual records on a drilled-down details page. This option provides the most comprehensive way to modify a record.|
You can easily enable any of these options when configuring your Caspio Report DataPage. Watch the video to see how:
All of the data-editing options listed above are standard features included in all Caspio accounts. Read the how-to article for details on how to best utilize each method.