In Ragic Builder, there are three modes: Browsing Mode, Editing Mode, and Design Mode. Understanding how different modes are switched and accessed is crucial for users in making the most out of Ragic Builder.
It is easy to know what current mode is. Just pay attention to the Mode Indicator. It is in the upper part of the screen, right below the operation panel. See the following figure if you can’t find it. From the figure you can see that it is in Browsing Mode.
In browsing mode, you can browse the listing of the data. Or you can browse a specific entry for detail. Notice that you can delete data while reading a specific entry while under this mode.
As the name suggests, you can make change to the existing data in the Editing mode. In addition, you can create or modify data under this mode. Clicking on New Entry or Edit Data button switches you to this mode.
In Design Mode, you design the form itself. To access Design Mode, click on "Modify Design" in the upper right corner of operation panel. Once switched to Design Mode, you can freely add, modify, or delete fields in the form. Moreover, you can change the name of, set attributes for, or apply validation rules to fields. Notice that you might not have the access right to access Design Mode though if you are not the owner of the application or are not granted the highest privileges to the application.
Do not worry too much about this mode now since this mode is mostly for Ragic Builder Developers. Come back and read the Developing with Ragic Builder section of the document if you are already familiar with the fundamentals and plan to develop a Ragic Builder application on your own.
In this article, we introduced the three different modes used in Ragic, that is, the Browsing Mode, the Editing Mode, and the Design Mode. You can browse the data in Browsing mode, edit data in Editing Mode, and design the form in Design Mode. Familiarizing yourself with the three modes helps the understanding of the concept and operation of Ragic Builder platform.