Author: Ian Britz
Now that our permissions are configured correctly and we have a Dashboard App set up, we can start entering data into our application. For the moment, our Net Income Report will remain blank as we don't have the calculations set up to populate it, yet.
Step 1. Navigate to the APPS section. If we set up our permissions correctly, we should see our Dashboard App here now. Let's click the green plus button to get started.
Step 2. Inside the App, let's start entering some sample data into the input cells. We can highlight and drag data to copy it across the whole Form.
Tip: The calculations will be best understood if you choose a simple, large number for the quantities.
Step 3. To send the data we entered to the Database, we can either hover over the Action Menu and select Post or click on the Update Button.
Note that the blue triangles in the top-left of the cells disappears. These triangles indicate that the data has not yet been posted.
Step 4. Now let's change the filter selection to access a different slice of data.
Make sure to enter data for all three metrics: Quantity, Price, and Cost.
Tip: The calculations will be best understood if you choose a small number where the cost is less than the price.
Step 7. Now let's enter values into our Operating Expense Form. Notice how the Total Operating Expenses and All members are both calculated automatically.
Now that we have all the data we need to work with, let's create a few Data Rules to drive the calculations in the Net Income Report.