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This handbook for Kexi 2.x is meant to be based on the Kexi Handbook for Kexi 1.1.
The works are currently assigned to Dimitrios T Tanis, email: jtanis at tanisfood.gr, so please do not start anything but minor corrections without coordinating with maintainer, Jarosław Staniek, email: kexi at kde.org!
Please use rules from Documentation Tutorial.


Introduction

Kexi Basics

Kexi Databases
Creating a New Database File
The Kexi Main Window
Main application elements
Opening an existing Kexi database file
Opening a database file in the Open Existing Project dialog
Opening an existing Kexi database file by clicking on .kexi file's icon
Using built-in help

Building Simple Databases

Introduction
Designing Database Tables
The Table Designer window
Entering Data Into Tables
Designing Database Queries
Designing Forms
Most important terms
Forms versus tables
Working with form design
Using the Widgets tab
Inserting widgets - text fields
Assigning data sources
Inserting text labels
Actions
Widget layouts
Setting widgets size and position by hand
Setting the tab order
Entering Data Using Forms

Configuring Kexi

Docking and undocking side panels

Command Reference

The Kexi Tab
The Project Tab
The Create Tab
The Data Tab
The External Data Tab
The Tools Tab
The Form Design Tab
The Report Design Tab

Credits and License

Appendix A. Introduction to Databases

What Is a Database?
Database and Spreadsheet
Database Design
Who Needs a Database?
Database Creation Software

Appendix B. Comparing Kexi to other database applications

Data types

Appendix C. Reserved words for SQL


Tools


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