Define forms

In this step you create the forms you want to use in your information system.

A form is a formal structure of rows and columns which you can use in as many reports as you wish in the same operating concern.

A form represents the content and the formal structure of a report. It can be thought of as a semi-finished report definition. When you create a report, you must decide whether or not you want to use a form. You do not need a form to define simple reports. However, if you want to run more complex reports or format the display (for official reports), then you need to define a form before creating your reports.


The operating concern in which you create the form must be defined completely.

If you wish to use variables in the form, these must be defined already.

Further notes

For more detailed information on how to work with forms, see the CO-PA online manual.