Label Mix HomePage Tables and Label Objects

Just like Excel tables, database tables consist of columns and rows. Each column contains a different type of attribute and each row corresponds to a single record. For example, imagine that we were building a database table that contained customer information. We would create fields (columns) named "FirstName", "LastName", "TelephoneNumber", "ZIP", "Address", "City", "Country" etc. 
Now we start adding rows underneath those fields (columns) that contained the data we are planning to store.

If we were building a table of contact information for our business that has 1000 customers, we would end up with a table that contains 1000 rows.

In Label Mix the main use of tables is to connect them to label objects, so that the content of the object is pulled from table field (column). Each record (row) of the table will generate a separate label. Certainly, you can use the tables for other purposes such as storing/managing contact or personal information, products, employees etc. - just name it.

So before linking your label to database, make sure you have the necessary table(s) with fields (columns) containing the information you want to use for your labels.

Fortunately, Label Mix is equipped with special tools (My Database) you can use to create and manage tables. There is no limit to the number of tables you can create and there is no limit to the amount of records you can store in a table. In addition, you can import data into the tables from external sources such as Excel, Access, OpenOffice, Outlook Express, Outlook, flat text and CVS files.

see also:
working with tables
advantages of using tables in your label design

Label Mix Database window

Some of the advantages of using tables in your label design are:
1. You enter information once in your table and save it.
2. Even after you have created your label, rendered it (printed or exported as file) or even deleted it, the source of the data still remains in the table and can be used for other labels now or in future.
3. You can have several labels sharing a common data from your table.
4. Your table can serve as storage facilitiy for other information, e.g. contacts or products
5. You can easily modify information in your tables once and it will be automatically reflected on all labels using data from the tables.