File Menu




File Menu (Lite, Basic & Standard)



File Menu (Enterprise)


Open Database - Opens an existing 2017 or 2018 eForms database (if you are opening a 2017 eForms database the Convert Databases dialogue will be displayed)


New Database - Creates a new eForms database


Close Database - Closes the currently open database


Convert a 2017 Database - Opens the database conversion tool to convert a 2017 database


Configure Database - Opens the Configure Database dialogue and allows the user to select the returns to be included in the current database; deselecting unused returns can speed up various file operations


Find Database - Locate a database when its location has been "forgotten"


Backup and Restore - Opens a sub-menu by which you can backup or restore a database


Repair Database - Checks currently open (or a selected) database and repairs any damage


Check Data Integrity - Checks integrity of data in currently open database (does not validate the accuracy of entered data)


Repair User Database - Checks database storing user information (user name, session status & etc.) and repairs any damage


Event Viewer (Enterprise) - Allows the system administrator to view data events of the system


Print This Form / CTRL + P - Sends currently open form to the default printer


Exit - Closes all open forms and dialogues and exits eForms


The names of the most recently used databases are shown below the Exit item of the File menu; the name of the current database is shown beside "eForms 2018" in the program's title bar.


Items that are greyed out may not be available for any of the following reasons:


The function is not supported by the installed eForms version
The function is not required by the current form
A database has not been opened
No data has been entered