Setting up the object database

Before you assign data to objects in a drawing, you need to know what information you want to display. By default, CorelDRAW creates four data fields: Name, Cost, Comments, and CDRStaticID. The first three fields are for your convenience, and can be edited or deleted as required. The CDRStaticID field is used by CorelDRAW to identify objects, and can't be edited or deleted.

If you require custom fields, you can define their formats using the controls in the Format Definition dialog box. This dialog box gives you access to four basic field formats: General, Date/Time, Linear/Angular, and Numeric. Each of these formats provides a series of common settings. You can use these formats or create your own.

You can create and assign as many data fields as you want, as long as they use permitted format variables.

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