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DEFAULT view is generated by the program. It includes all data fields.


  1. To change book/copy display click View list and select another view file.

  1. View files define how data is displayed. They are html files. Data fields are represented by special keywords.
  2. View files for Library main catalogue are listed in the following folder:
    C:\handy_lib\data\db\view\library\

Click here to download allfieldsincluded.txt file.

  1. Save the file in the library view folder:
    C:\handy_lib\data\db\view\library\
  2. You can use this file to define customized view.
  3. Open the file in the Notepad application.

  1. The first part includes lines that define font type, size, color, ... for data field labels and data content.

  1. The second part defines table that displays book information. All book data fields are included. One line represents one field.

  1. The third part defines table that displays copy information. All copy data fields are included. One line represents one field.

  1. Review the allfieldsincluded.txt file in the Notepad application.
  2. Click File/Save As, enter MyView.htm into the File Name box, and click Save.

new content of the library folder

  1. MyView.htm file is listed with other views in the Library view folder.


  1. Verify that myview.htm file is opened in the Notepad.
  2. Find lines that represent data fields that you don't want to display. Select the whole line and click delete.
  3. You can also use copy/paste feature and change the lines order.

modified myview.htm file

  1. Only 3 lines were left: book TITLE, book AUTHOR, and book TYPE.
  2. Only 4 lines were left: copy DATE_ADDED, copy BARCODE, copy CALL, and copy VOLUME.

MyView.htm file is selected.

  1. Only book title, author, and type information is displayed.
  2. Only copy date_added, barcode, call, and volume information is displayed.

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