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This topic explains:

  • where to enter a view definition
  • how to enter a view name
  • how to select a new view

How to save a custom view definition (SQL query) for future use?

how to save custom view for future use

The Custom Views window opens with the first custom view selected.

Delete the content of the Custom View Definition box (just highlight the text and use Delete button on your keyboard, you can also use popup menu commands).

how to save custom view for future use, enter definiton

Enter SQL query (view definition) into the Custom View Definition box:

  1. You can copy and paste your SQL query (view definition)
  2. Enter manually your SQL query (view definition)
  3. You can load SQL query from the View Assistant (click OK in the View Assistant).

Click Display to check if the result is displayed correctly.

Click Save View to save the view for future use.

In the Save Custom View window enter a name into the Save Custom View As box. Click Save.

The new custom view is added to the Custom Views list.

Click on the Custom Views list and select the new view.

Click Display to display the new view.

The new custom view is displayed.

Note: you will have to save a view in order to use the Report feature.

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We offer Handy Library Manager application for libraries that includes the same custom views/statistics functionality. In addition, you can find more how-to and sample topics in the Handy Library-Custom Views-Stats help section.

 library software packages (included with handy e-t software):

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church library
non-profit org. library
business library
community library
small public library

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