But you can test that out. To me this sounds like a job for a database.
https://www.capterra.com/database-management-software/ lists the low code systems out there and I'd start with more research on Zoho and FileMaker.
Hello, I don't have any experience with building apps but I've made a mistake by building a VBA Excel add-on which nobody else can work on but me, and I don't care to become "the guy" for other projects. However, I have need for a tablet in the field, to be used by volunteers with no experience on computers/tablets. I would like them to view some data, and find a given record. My first solution is to take some data from a spreadsheet and create a PDF file. (No problem, already successful!) Using the search function in the PDF viewer I can find data. However, there are many records and I'd like to be able to search on 3 or 4 fields to narrow the results. The only interface necessary should have the 3-4 fields and a search option. The result should populate about 10 fields including the queried ones. For ease, it should have a "fat-fingers" keyboard. This is for a busy food pantry, and everyone is a volunteer. We love our volunteers, but as far as users go.... Consequently, we would also need to have a very limited access to the internal workings of the tablet. They would have no need to access the internet, wi-fi, music /photo playback, or inadvertently modify system files. It would just be a plain query machine. As a pantry, we don't have much in the line of funding, so I'll probably end up either doing this myself, or praying that someone familiar with apps just wants to do something "charitable". In the meantime, my question is, "Does this sound like a difficult thing to do?" I recently realized I could search PDF files, which started me thinking of this. At the same time, a trip to Staples showed me that there were some $79 tablets available, which could be almost affordable if I can actually provide the app. That's all I got....thanks for taking the time to read this. I appreciate any and all help/advice/concerns.