I’m working on an application that will keep various types of records that vary from adding or editing two entities (name and uploaded document) to a user added either by searching through the database (either using a modal dialog or auto-fill) or manually entering at least 7+ entities. All of the entities won’t be displayed to the user in the data grid.
I know there isn't a best way of adding or editing data and varies based on how much information is used to create the one record. I wanted to use two of the methods from this post to create or edit records: What is the best UX to let user perform CRUD operations?
For records with 7+ entities, I wanted to use a modal dialog; while for the records where all the fields were showing, use inline record editing.
Is it a bad practice to use inline editing/sorting on one data grid for one type of record on a separate tab or page, and then to use a modal dialog to either add or edit another type of entity?