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bkp13
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Post #1by bkp13 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:40 pm

Can you tell me more about the "flag field" setting under <tools> <preferences> <custom fields>? The help on this setting is not useful at all.

I'd like to know:
    What kind of information is this field expected to contain
    How is it different from a text field?
    Why would anyone want to use it?
    Basically, what's it purpose and how is it useful to the end user or librarian?

    Thanks in advance
    Brenda
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Post #2by Gemini » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:24 am

This is a logical field, which can only have two values - checked and unchecked, whereas text field can contain any text. That's why their use is different.

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Bolide Software Support Team

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Post #3by bkp13 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:58 pm

Gemini wrote:This is a logical field, which can only have two values - checked and unchecked, whereas text field can contain any text. That's why their use is different.

Regards,


Thanks Gemini - that's half the answer

Why would anyone want to use it? Flag what?
How is it useful to the end user or librarian?

What kind of user scenario would prompt a librarian to need to use it.
There must have been a good reason to program it into the software. Can you suggest a scenario?

Thanks
Brenda
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Post #4by Gemini » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:02 am

Okay :)
As for flags, users usually make a flag "favourite" and use it to mark their favourite books.
And text fields are often used to keep some additional information, for which there is no field built-in. For example "translation quality" or something like that.

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Post #5by gavind » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi bkp13. Were you able to get around this yet?
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