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The Menu Bar

The Menu bar shows all browsing, selecting and other functions available to DBM grouped in menus as described below.

In the Toolbar situated below the Menu bar, you can invoke many of these functions by pressing a corresponding Tool icon.

Program menu options


Opens the login dialog so that you can login and thereby receive your specific user rights or logout when leaving the workstation.

Archive Mode

Opens the Archive list to research for archived items. Only available for Archive tables.


Opens the Settings Dialog which allows various user-specific settings.

Manage column settings

Only visible for the Administrator: 
Opens a dialog to lock or remove the Admin's table column configuration for specific tables; this configuration is then definite for all users (see section Manage Column Settings (Administrator account only) in Configure Table specific Column Settings).

Manage selection criteria

Only visible for the Administrator: 
Configures the Selection Tree (see section Manage selected criteria (Administrator account only) in Configure Table specific Column Settings).

Change Password

Call up a Dialog Box to change your login password.


Leave the DigaSystem® program (make sure your work progress is saved).

Database menu options

Selection: All

Resets any search filters and shows all existing entries of the table again. C.f. section Using a Filter in Finding Entries.

Easy selection

Calls up a dialog box for entering various search criteria. C.f. section The Easy Selection in Finding Entries.

Configure selection buttons

Create user-specific selection buttons which are convenient for calling up commonly used selections. Details see Configure Selection Buttons.

In general, the use of Selection buttons is described in section Finding Entries.

Refresh entry list

The current table is refreshed and any new entries appear in the ENTRIES list.

Edit Definitions

Opens the Edit Definitions Dialog for administration of definition lists.

Table info

Information and the user rights for the currently selected table can be displayed in the Table Info Dialog

Entry menu options


Opens the entry mask for the selected entry to edit Entry Metadata.


Opens the delete dialog so that the delete mode can be selected and then performed on the selected entries.


Starts the mini-player with the selected entry.


Stops the mini-player.

Merge entries


Remove the marking from one or more selected entries.


Opens the printing dialog for printing the previously marked database items. Different pre-defined xsl stylesheets can be selected, which provide different list layouts.

Import files

Opens the Windows selection box to select an audio file to be imported. In case of importing a mp3 file, Meta data from ID3 V1, ID3 V2.2, ID3 V2.3 und ID3 V2.4 tags are read and automatically entered into the appropriate database fields.

Import Zip-Archive

If the current table allows the ZIP-Archives, they can be imported with this option.

Import MCA files

Opens the Import dialog for MCA (Multi Channel Audio) files, which were saved from a surround editor. By opening the sound files into the different channels and clicking the "Compile" button, a RF64 Surround audio file is compiled and saved under a new database entry.

Paste from Clipboard

The marked entries are copied from the entry board into the currently selected table (Copy&Paste action)

Get entry

The selected virtual entry is ordered and transferred via the next available line from a DigaSystem® connected via DigaReplicator, as soon as the virtual entry has been filled with audio.


Exports the entry to a directory to be defined in a windows box.

Convert audio

Copy to clipboard

The marked entries are copied into the entry board (Copy&Paste action)

Archive entry

Archive the marked entries in the DigaSystem® Archive.

Zip Entry

Create a zip file of the selected entry (required to copy DigaCutMT/ST projects to another table)

Unzip entry

Open a zipped table entry and create a normal table entry out of it (see above)

Record new entry

Opens the recording screen to start and name a new entry.

New text entry

Opens the edit screen so that a new text entry can be entered and assigned a name.

New Virtual entry

Opens the entry edit screen to create a new virtual entry, that is, a database entry without any audio. The relevant audio entry can be linked to this entry at a later stage.

New Group entry

Opens the database mask to create a new Group entry. If you change to Group Member View (via the 

 button) above the entry list, you can add the desired items to a selected group by dragging them into the Group Member window. Also c.f. Working with Groups and Stories

New Story entry

Opens the database mask to create a new Story entry. If you change to Group Member View (via the 

 button) above the entry list, you can add the desired items to a selected story by dragging them into the Group Member window. Also c.f. Working with Groups and Stories

New collection entry

Only available in a Collection Table!

Opens the database mask to create a new collection entry. C.f. Working with Collections

New sequoia project

Only available in combination with a Sequoia installation!

Opens the database mask to create a new Sequoia project. After saving the new database entry, Sequoia opens automatically and opens a new project. In the end, the Sequoia project is saved in the previously created Sequoia project database entry.

Entry to

DigaText OnAIR_TrackMixer SingleTrack EasyTrack MultiTrack DigaIngester DigAIRange DigaClipboard Sequoia

Transfers the marked entries to the appropriate module for editing, e.g. the Audio Editors.

Tools menu options

Change to …

Opens the defined application without transferring an entry.

DBM above…

Opens the defined application and places it in the lower half of the screen, while resizing DBM to the upper half.

Load Mixer Station

This item was removed in version 5.1.7757.0.

AdministratorOpens login dialog requesting admin password


Opens the DigaText application in the lower half of the DBM window
InfopadOpens the InfoPad application (same as DigaText) within an own window.

In addition to the commands described above, extra menu commands can be defined in the DigaSystem Registry to open any Windows application from these menu entries.

View menu options

Tool bar

Turns the button bar on / off.

Selection buttons

Turns the selection buttons on / off.

Status bar

Turns the status bar on / off.


Turns the browser view on / off.

Multi-table search

Turns the Multi-table search on / off.

Group members

Turns the Group members display on / off.

UI Scheme

Opens a sub menu which lets you select a UI scheme. You must restart DBM to see the new scheme.
Note that this menu item is only available if you have more than one scheme installed, and if your administrator allows scheme selection.

More details see Configuring UI Appearance with Themes

Window menu options


Minimizes the Database Manager (application is still active).


Maximize the Database Manager to full screen size.


Restores the Database Manager's window size.

Upper / Lower / Left / Right half

Database Manager window is positioned in the upper / lower / left / right half of the screen so that the other half of the screen can be occupied by another application or for drag-and-drop.

Help menu options


Starts the Database Manager Help.

About DBM

Information about this version of the Database Manager.

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