A Data Entry application contains a set of forms (screens) and logic that a data entry operator uses to key data to a disk file. Data entry applications can be used to add new data and to modify existing data.
You can have the following run-time features in your data entry application:
• Add new cases (questionnaires) or retrieve and modify existing cases
• Logic can be executed and messages displayed after any field is entered
• Consistency checks and skip patterns of unlimited complexity
• Multiple look-up files
• Cases indexed to avoid duplication and for easy retrieval
• Operator statistics
You use CSPro to develop the data entry application. You use CSEntry to run the data entry application. For small surveys and for testing applications, you can run CSEntry directly from CSPro, on the same computer. For large surveys and censuses, which require a production environment, you can transfer the application files to other computers and run CSEntry on them.
See also: Create a New Data Entry Application