Database Column Names Preferences
Use this panel to change the database column names. You can change the names
for any purpose. Maybe you just prefer another name, maybe you are using Readerware
to catalog different items, maybe you would like to use another language.
The name you choose will be displayed as column headings in the table view as
field names in the detail view etc.
Any name you change will be unique to this database. Each database can have a different
set of column names.
Column names table
All the database columns are displayed in a table. There are three columns in this table.
The first column contains the database column name. This column is read only,
it cannot be changed.
The second column is the standard Readerware column name, i.e. the default column name
that is displayed in the table view, the detail view etc. This column is read only,
it cannot be changed.
The final column is the new column name, the name you want to use whenever this column
is displayed. You can enter the new name in this column. Find the column you want to change
by scrolling through the table. Enter your preferred name in the third column.
For best results you should try and keep your name to about the same length as the
Normally Readerware uses the same name for both the table and detail views. Readerware automatically
adds a colon to the detail view label, i.e. "Title:".
However there are a couple of
columns where Readerware uses different names for the table view and detail view. For example take a look at the
Readerware name for the Cover Condition column:
In this example there are two names separated by the | character. The first name is used as the table view
column name and the second is used as the detail view label. In this instance we have shortened the column name
in the detail view. You can use the same technique when defining your column names.
Cover Condition | Cover
To remove an individual column name just click in the cell and delete the contents.
Sorting the table
You can sort the column names table on any of the three columns. Normally the table is sorted on the
Readerware name column. Notice the sort icon in the column header. To change a column name
scroll the table until you see the Readerware column name you want to change.
What if you want to see
which column names you have changed. You could simply scroll the table looking for rows with an entry
in the New name column. But there is another way. Click on the New name column header. This
sorts the table by the New name in ascending sequence, i.e. all the empty columns come first. Click
on the column header again to toggle the sequence and display the New names in descending sequence.
Now all the column names you have changed jump to the top of the table.
Restoring the standard column names
If you decide you want to go back to the standard column names, click on the
Restore default column names button. All data in the third table column
will be deleted and Readerware will use the default column names.
The Button Panel
Once you have made your changes, click on OK to save them
and have them take effect. Click on Cancel to discard your
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