Aside from the usual assortment of Text Boxes and Combo Boxes and their like, Alventis supports Memo Boxes for editing free-form text. Each Memo is in essence a little modern word processor with support for complex formatting, text styles, embedded pictures, hierarchical tables, and so on. While we're at it, let's clear something up: there are two kinds of tables in Alventis that don't have anything to do with one another: data tables and memo tables. Data tables contain records and fields that hold your information. Memo tables are rectangular shapes with cells that are drawn in a document in a word processor in our case, in a Memo. We will try to mention explicitly which kind of tables we are referring to whenever there's a chance of confusion. For the most part though, it should be fairly obvious which type we're talking about from the context. And since the entire Memos section of this Guide is dedicated to Memos, we will only be talking about memo tables here, so whenever we say "table" in this section, you should be thinking about "memo tables".


A Memo represents a single Memo-type field of a data table. Any given data table may have any number of such fields, two or more if necessary. Which means that you may encounter InfoViews with more than one Memo.