Daily Log QuickViews

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Daily Log QuickViews


The Daily Log QuickView Modules are surveys of your data and have several built-in functions.  The first and most obvious feature is finding a prior record.  If you open the QuickView without first choosing a record from the parent module the records are sorted by Date, descending, that is, the most recent date is shown first.  


If you open the Quickview after first viewing a record in the parent module that record is chosen, shown at the top of the list, sorted by date, descending, and that Date is highlighted.  



After opening you may re-sort the information by column (Location, Captain, etc) with a single click on any column label.  This will re-arrange (but not alter) your rows and records.   For instance you might want to arrange the list by Captain or Engineer, alphabetically  or reverse alphabetical. 


Running Log QuickView modules allow you to export data in generic Microsoft Excel and Word compatible formats.  These files are always saved in the (C:\Program Files\VMSPro directory).  If you choose to export data (Save to Disk button) you may add an Identifier (user specified) to the file name, thereby making any incarnation of the saved file unique.  This function is not a Backup, however the application of a unique identifier will invoke similar unique identifier dialogs.  Any saved file will be overwritten by another, newer file if it has the same name (not unique).



Purging Events


As with other QuickView modules the Running Log QuickViews allow purging multiple events, like a group of records arranged by a single criteria (a range of dates, for example). 


To discourage accidental erasure you must purposely click the Enable Delete button (as illustration above) and nag dialogs will confirm your decision to delete. To delete a range, first click the Enable Delete button from the top of the module (button title changes from Enable Delete to Disable Delete).  


If you wanted to delete all entries entered by Sir Duke Awesome you would first sort the columns by Captain, then highlight the records containing the name of that notorious scoundrel by dragging your cursor (left mouse button held) down the records selector. You may choose single or multiple records, then use the Delete key.  


You can't retrieve any records after deletion and you'll be warned several times that deletion is permanent.  (An alternate method of marking records will be to click the record selector on the first or last record, hold your shift key, then click on a record that is the other end of the range).  


This method of record selection is pure Microsoft, so if you're familiar with Windows you'll have no problem erasing Sir Duke Awesome from the record set forever.


You may not edit the records from within a QuickView.