Glossary for Geospatial Science

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database form:  A database form allows you to reorganize the information in a table for display in single record view.  This reorganization may include changing the order and placement of fields and / or displaying only selected fields from an existing database table.  You can also modify field titles to include spaces, which are not allowed in actual field names, to exceed the 15 character maximum, or you can change the name entirely if the original seems too cryptic for the intended audience.  You can also add text that is not associated with a particular field to provide logical groupings for the information presented in the form.  A database form cannot exist without an accompanying database table.  Editing in the default table layout or in any of the forms created as an alternate means of viewing the same information alters the single set of values used in all cases.  Database forms are stored as subobjects of the database.