The Ignatius Application is used to build database applications to support business requirements. The Applications are used to store and manage data for business needs.
Within the Ignatius Application, multiple database applications can be set up to meet different business or operational requirements. Applications can represent any desired independent entity such as companies, organizations, projects etc... Applications can be viewed as databases that are maintained separately since they support different requirements and can simplify administration when managed as separate entities.
The Admin App is where all applications are created and managed along with the database tables, reports, users and other admin related functions within a specific application. All applications will be accessible via the Admin App. Each Application will have its own database structure with its specific tables, table fields, forms and reports. Each Application can also have its own authorized users.
An Admin user has access to all applications, while non-admin users can be set up to only have access to specific applications.
Each Application will have the following features. Instructions for all features will be discussed in the subsequent chapters of this guide.
|Stores your data into rows (records) and columns (fields). Each field contains a single piece of data and holds a particular type of data (i.e. Text, Numeric Data, Date, Currency etc..)
|A connection between two tables. A table-to-table relationship is used to better organize your data, and reference data existing in another table rather than repeating the same data in multiple tables
|Data entry forms used to enter data into tables. Forms can be set up to display certain fields for ease of data entry
|Pull data from files or URL locations into tables
|Display data from your tables. You can create different types of reports based on your needs.
|A collection of user permissions. Roles dictate what actions users are allowed to perform or what users can see within an application
|People who have access to the applications. Users will be assigned a user role that will define their permissions within an application
|Alerts users when records have been updated on a table
|Custom pages usually set up as Home pages for the applications. These pages can be any custom HTML page or Dashboards to give an overview of your data
|The Dashboard is the first screen that appears following user login. It can display various types of summary information set by user preference