Epi Info™ User Guide

Form Designer

How To: Enter Data

The Enter tool is used to enter data into the data entry forms in Epi Info™ 7. Click the Enter Data button to open the current form in the Enter tool. Only independent, stand-alone forms or Parent level forms can be opened in Enter. If the form is a Related Form—as in a child form related to another parent form—then you cannot open the Related Form by clicking the Enter Data button. You must open the top-most parent form first, and then use the parent form’s relate button to access the child form. This is required in order to keep the record hierarchy according to the related table relationship.

If a form does not yet contain a data table, Epi Info™ will prompt you to create a data table in this step. For information regarding the Enter tool, refer to the Enter Data section of the user guide.