|Last updated||2003-12-01 11:16:46 EST|
|Doc Title||Image Class COLLDB (Collection Database)|
|Author 1||Weise, John|
|CVS Revision||$Revision: 1.6 $|
The COLLDB (collection database) is for configuration of individual collections. Many aspects of how a collection is presented in the interface are controlled by elements in the COLLDB. It is very powerful in that sense, and allows extensive customization to be done without creation of HTML templates. It is still possible to create templates and modify style sheets, etc. if that is necessary. Please see DLXS HTML Templates / Interfaces for an overview.
Some of the COLLDB elements may have corresponding Processing Instructions. Under certain situations, the Processing Instruction may override the COLLDB. This generally happens in a logical fashion. Just be aware of this possibility.
The majority of Collmgr Fields are fully documented within Collmgr. This document now only includes extensive information beyond what could be reasonably kept in the Collmgr help document.
|dfltentryflds and dfltresentryflds||the list of fields (as abbreviations) to display in entry (full record) views. to display all fields, enter the value "default".||
In colldb, values must be listed 1 per line. However within a processing instruction, values must be delimited by pipes ( "|" ). e.g., MUSART.TI|MUSART.CR|musart.DA
Values are not case sensitive.
There are several options that may be turned on and off to enhance the display of records. The options are specified as another value among abbreviations. When the status of an option is changed, the change is persistent for all subsequent fields, until the status is changed again. The exceptions to this are "sectionlabel" and "urltext", which are specified as often as needed.
The "url" option, for example, causes fields that contain
a URL (and nothing but a URL), to be turned into a hyperlink. It can
be used in conjunction with the "urltext" option, which
allows the link text to be specified. By default the URL itself is used
for the link text. e.g.,
The "hilite" option causes search terms to be hilited. This
option is "on" by default, but if you wanted to turn hiliting
off for several consecutive fields, you could. e.g., MUSART.TI
The complete list of field options are as follows:
* use underscores for spaces. special characters may not work.
The Processing Instruction "RECORDTABLE" has similar functionality.