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.
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:
Manage selection criteria
Only visible for the Administrator:
Call up a Dialog Box to change your login password.
Leave the DigaSystem® program (make sure your work progress is saved).
Database menu options
Resets any search filters and shows all existing entries of the table again. C.f. section Using a Filter 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
Opens the Edit Definitions Dialog for administration of definition lists.
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.
Starts the mini-player with the selected entry.
Stops the mini-player.
Remove the marking from one or more selected entries.
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.
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)
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.
Opens the Convert Audio Entry Dialog
Copy to clipboard
The marked entries are copied into the entry board (Copy&Paste action)
Archive the marked entries in the DigaSystem® Archive.
Create a zip file of the selected entry (required to copy DigaCutMT/ST projects to another table)
Open a zipped table entry and create a normal table entry out of it (see above)
Record new entry
New text entry
New Virtual entry
New Group entry
|New Story entry|
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.
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.
Opens the defined application and places it in the lower half of the screen, while resizing DBM to the upper half.
This item was removed in version 5.1.7757.0.
|Administrator||Opens login dialog requesting admin password|
|Opens the DigaText application in the lower half of the DBM window|
|Infopad||Opens 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
Turns the button bar on / off.
Turns the selection buttons on / off.
Turns the status bar on / off.
Turns the browser view on / off.
Turns the Multi-table search on / off.
Turns the Group members display on / off.
Opens a sub menu which lets you select a UI scheme. You must restart DBM to see the new scheme.
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.
Information about this version of the Database Manager.