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Why use the Notes DataBase?
There are several reasons why one would choose to use the DataBase
capabilities of TurboView. Below is a list of common reasons to use the
NOTE: Please keep in mind that all database entries are kept
track of by filepath and filename. So as you rename files and move files
around to other folders, the database will beome out of sync. So when you
click on a file in the database, it's possible that no pic will appear
for that entry. This is because the file no longer exists and thus it can't
load the picture file. In order to keep the database in SYNC, it is highly
recommended that you DO NOT rename files or delete files or move files
in any program other than TurboView. If you do these operations from
within TurboView, it's smart enough to keep the database in sync. Otherwise
you end up with a bunch of database entries that are basically orphaned.
Notes DataBase Editor
The Notes DataBase Editor can be called up from the main TurboView FILE
menu. Then choose "Notes DataBase Functions".
Then pick the "Search/Edit & Load From DataBase". From within the DataBase
Editor you can do a variety of things. To
see a simplified explanation of this, click here.
SEARCH THE NOTES DATABASE
You can search the database on any field. First decide what field you want
to search on, then type in the text you wish to find in the database records.
For example: If you wanted to find all records that have "HOUSE" as the
CATEGORY field, you could type in HOU in the CATEGORY field, then click
SEARCH button. This would find every record that start with HOU in the
CATEGORY field. So it would find HOUSE and HOUSTON. If what you want to
search for doesn't START with HOU then it won't find it.
If you want to search for "PAM" anywhere in the keywords field, then
you would type in ~PAM This would look for PAM anywhere in that field.
So it would find PAM and PAMELA and SPAM and PB_PAM and PENT_PAM etc....
If you didn't know which field contains the text string to search for,
then use the @ character. So, even if you enter @PAM in the CATEGORY field,
it will look for PAM in ALL fields and in any place in those fields. The
exception is the FILENAME field. The FILENAME field is NOT looked at when
doing the @ operations.
NOTE: You can limit which records in the DataBase records are
searched. You can search all records that are NOT deleted. Or you can search
ALL records whether or not they are marked as deleted. And finally you
can get ALL deleted records.
NOTE: If you enter search criteria in more than one field then ALL fields
that have search data must match before it finds the file. IE: This is
used to narrow the search.
FOUND FILES PANEL
Once the search is completed, then any files in the database that matched
the search criteria will be placed into a list in the FOUND FILES PANEL.
These files can then be added to the TurboView FILES
LIST. They can also be marked as deleted or un-deleted. If you don't
want to take ALL of the files found, you can checkmark (tag) individual
files. Then these tagged files can be marked as deleted or un-deleted or
added to the TurboView FILES LIST,
by clicking the appropriate button.
VIEWING WITH DATABASE RECORD EDITOR
There are buttons in the DataBase Editor that look like VCR buttons that
take you to the NEXT record, PREVIOUS record, FIRST record and LAST record.
You can also type in a record # to jump to. The DataBase Record Editor
Panel shows all of the information about the file record. You can mark
the record as deleted or not. You can also elect to put the file into the
HINT: You can HOLD DOWN on the mouse button on the NEXT/PREV
buttons and then they will repeat for you, so you don't have to keep clicking
the mouse buttons :)
In addition, a nice little preview is shown for your file's record.
If it's an animated GIf file, then click on the CAMERA button to play the
animation. If you double click on the preview, then a LARGE PREVIEW window
is opened up with the image.
NOTE: If you have results in the FOUND FILES PANEL, then you
can also double click on the filename and a LARGE PREVIEW window is opened
up with the image. You can also just press RETURN/ENTER on the filename
and the LARGE PREVIEW window will be displayed. Also if you click on the
a filename in the FOUND FILES PANEL, then you will jump to that record
in the database.
KEEP TRACK OF FAVORITE GIF ANIMATIONS
FOR WEB PAGE CREATION
When doing Web Page development you commonly use animated GIF files to
represent an email box or other animations. These GIFs sometimes are not
all in the same folder. They could be spread out all over your system.
Using the Notes DataBase you could assign these files a CATEGORY of "GIF
MOVIES". You could then go into the DataBase Editor and search for all
files with a CATEGORY of "GIFMOVIES" and then poof, all your GIF animations
will appear in a list of found files. You can then take these files and
put them into your FILES LIST
with the click of a button.
CATEGORIZE YOUR IMAGES FOR QUICK RETRIEVAL
You could assign a CATEGORY to all of your pictures that deal with women
as "WOMEN" and all pictures of houses as "HOUSES" and all pictures of jokes
as "JOKES". You could then assign a SUB-CATEGORY to all pictures of blonde
women as "BLONDES" and all houses that are brick as "BRICK" and all jokes
that are adult in humor as "ADULT". Then later on you could SEARCH the
Notes DataBase for a CATEGORY of WOMEN and a SUB-CATEGORY of BLONDES and
then all of those images will appear in a list of matches.
ASSIGNING SORTING NUMBERS TO CONTROL SORT
Let's say that you have a specific group of files that you want to do a
slide show on. And let's say that you DON'T want to display the files in
the slide show in alphabetical order. In this case you could assign a NUMBER
VALUE to each of these files. Then elect to have the VALUE field of the
database to be displayed in the DB FIELD in the Files List Window. Then
SORT by the DB Field in the Files List Window. Then you can do your slide
show in the order that you wanted :) To
see how to indicate which database field appears in the Files List DB FIELD,
KEEPING TRACK OF NOTES IN DATABASE
Whenever you scan a bunch of images sometimes you scan the SAME image several
times with different settings. Like some are scanned with a higher resolution
or maybe scanned with different color settings (256 vs 16M). Anyway you
may have several images that are the same thing. You may have called them
DOG001.BMP, DOG002.BMP, DOG003.BMP. In which case the NAME of the file
is NOT descriptive enough to know how that particular file was scanned.
By putting notes into the DataBase about each file, you can quickly see
the pertinent information about each file. Scroll down through the database
until you see the file with the proper notes that you want to look for.
ASSIGNING KEYWORDS TO FILES IN DATABASE
Just like you can use the CATEGORY field and the SUB-CATEGORY field to
find files that you want, you can use the KEYWORDS field to find files.
For example: you could put in several words into the field, like :BLONDE
BABE SWIMSUIT or maybe just BLONDE BABE.
Then later on you could search for keywords of BLONDE BABE then all
of the blonde babes would show up in the found list. If you searched for
BLONDE BABE SWIMSUIT, then all of the blonde babes that were wearing swimsuits
would show up in the list. This is very handy for doing searches for particular