Opening a Database

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MENU: FILE > OPEN DATABASE

 

Before you can use eForms you will need to open a database. Choose Open Database from the File menu and browse to the path and folder that contains the desired database. Select or type the name of the database to be opened in the File name field. You can open databases with the following filename extensions:

 

T16N: Previous year's (2016) eForms database

T17N: Current year's (2017) eForms database

 

When you open a 2016 eForms database you will be asked if you wish to convert the selected database to a 2017 eForms database. If you do so, a new 2017 database will be created with the same name as the source database and will contain all of the company and employee information of the source database. The source database will not be modified.

 

If no database exists you will not be able to use eForms until you create a database by selecting New Database from the File menu.

 

NOTE: If you cannot access most items under the "Company" Menu, the likely cause is that no database has been opened. You can only create a company or enter company information when a database is open. Likewise, you will only be able to enter forms once a company has been created.