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ZIM Overview

Zim applications consist of collections of objects, each of which has a specific purpose and a set of features. These objects are described in the Object Dictionary.

These various types of objects are:

  • EntitySets
  • Menus
  • Relationships
  • Windows
  • Roles
  • Sets
  • Documents
  • Variables
  • Forms
  • Constants
  • Displays
  • Directories

The Object Dictionary is arranged such that all objects of the same type are grouped together. This is very convenient for working with objects of the same type, but dealing with objects in general is not so easy. A simple example illustrates this point. To see the descriptions of all EntitySets with names starting with ” Inv”, enter the following command:

list all Ents where EntName like ” Inv%”

To see descriptions of all objects with names starting with ” Inv”, enter the following series of steps, one for each type of object:

list all Ents where EntName like ” Inv%”

list all Rels where RelName like ” Inv%”

list all Roles where RoleName like ” Inv%”

and so on.

ZIM Training Guide

  1. The baby steps – Starting from Scratch
  2. The Entity-Relationship (E-R) Model explained in Zim – The E-R Model
  3. Zim structure – Zim Structure
  4. An overview about the Zim language and programming – Programming Basics
  5. Zim data manipulation commands to handle your data – Data Manipulation Commands
  6. An overview about building graphical user interfaces – Graphical User Interfaces
  7. Working with Sets – Result Sets
  8. Using the basic ZOM – Basic ZOM
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