Dialog boxes: Data array

How are the data?

The interaction with the database is done using dialog boxes: specialized box, data array.

This paragraph presents an example of data array.

Data array

In a data array, the user can:

  • quickly check information relating to all data
  • easily carry out a "grouped" modification

    (ex: to assign the same color to all regions, …)

A data array is presented in the figure below.

The boxes clear gray are active boxes (data entry fields).

The boxes dark gray are inactive boxes (general information).

General tools

The general toolsavailable to carry out the data entryare presented in the table below (idem specialized box).

Button Function
allow the direct access to the non-filled required fields
OK validate information and close the dialog box
Apply validate information without closing the dialog box
Cancel close the dialog box
access to the online help concerning the entity

Specific tools

The specific tools, available in a data array are presented in the table below.

Box in the … Function



open a specialized box

Ex : by double-click on CORE in the Entities line, the user opens the specialized box corresponding to this entity.

Modify all column

carry out , in one step, a modification in only one step of all values on the same line

Ex : by click on Initial values in the SubTypes line, the user can modify the coordinate system type of all coordinate systems in the array: CORE and MAIN .