Data query

A Data query requests the user to type in some alphanumeric or numeric information, such as a name or a phone number.

The query contains a prompt text and a user input field. The input field can have any type of an editor, depending on the context, so that the input may be restricted to, for example, numeric data, date or time only. Both the prompt and input fields can be longer than one line when necessary.

The softkeys of a Data query are OK on the left for accepting the input, and Cancel on the right softkey for discarding the query. The Selection key accepts the input in the same way as the left softkey.

The Clear key is used for deleting characters and for that purpose only.

Figure: Data query.

Using data queries in applications

For implementation information, see Queries.