Storage Types

The storage type specifies how data is stored in a table. Dexterity-based applications use the following storage types: string, integer, long integer, date, time, boolean, text and currency. A control type, such as combo box, currency, text or radio group, specifies how the data will be displayed in an application. Several control types share common storage types but display data differently. For example, both integer and radio group control types use the integer storage type. The storage type for each table field is displayed in the Resource Descriptions tool's Table Descriptions window.

The Import Utility converts each field you import to the storage type of the selected field in the destination file. However, inappropriate conversions could result in invalid data, so it's always best to match the storage type and format of fields in the source file and destination table.

The following list provides detailed information about each supported storage type: