What is the difference between JControllerForm and JControllerAdmin in joomla component?

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In simplest terms both are subcontrollers for JControllerLegacy.

JControllerAdmin is essentially the controller for tasks such as displaying a list of records from the database.

JControllerForm is the controller for tasks that act upon data being edited for database entry.

Here is a link to the Joomla Docs that sums it up pretty well JController Overview

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