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{{Stamp|2016-12-27|4.1.0|1.0.7}}
 
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'''[[This page has been obsolete and is now being updated to current. See the BELOW NOT YET UPDATED message for the boundary.]]'''
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<span style="color:red";>'''This page has not been updated since 2016 and so is VERY obsolete, and is NO LONGER being updated. The FAQ is useful ONLY for historical reference and will be removed from the wiki, or its contents will be updated to current by the end of 2021.'''</span>
    
== Creating and editing a library ==
 
== Creating and editing a library ==
    
=== What is the template library? ===
 
=== What is the template library? ===
The template library is a set of pre-defined forms allowing quick database creation based on field layouts. The fields can then be customized, removed or added to suit user preference. Within the template library, you have additional options to create a blank database, browse the online catalogue of thousands of user uploaded templates.
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The template library is a set of pre-defined cards allowing quick database creation based on field layouts. The fields can then be customized, removed or added to suit user preference. Within the template library, you have additional options to create a blank database, browse the online catalogue of thousands of user-uploaded templates.
    
To access the templates library, open the 3-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the Libraries List screen, and then press '''''Add Library'''''.
 
To access the templates library, open the 3-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the Libraries List screen, and then press '''''Add Library'''''.
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Edit the relevant library &mdash; from the Libraries List screen, press the 3-dot menu from your library icon or from the library's Entries List screen, open the 3-dot menu from the upper-right corner of the screen and select '''''Edit the library'''''. Then, open the 3-dot menu inn the upper-right corner of the screen and select '''''Share''''', name the template, select the related category, and give a small description to help others.
 
Edit the relevant library &mdash; from the Libraries List screen, press the 3-dot menu from your library icon or from the library's Entries List screen, open the 3-dot menu from the upper-right corner of the screen and select '''''Edit the library'''''. Then, open the 3-dot menu inn the upper-right corner of the screen and select '''''Share''''', name the template, select the related category, and give a small description to help others.
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Additionally, within the Library Edit screen, 3-dot menu > '''''Export''''', choose a suitable name, and click Save. This creates a '''''.template''''' file which can later be transferred using a file management application.
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Additionally, within the Library Edit screen, 3-dot menu > '''''Export''''', choose a suitable name, and click '''''Save'''''. This creates a '''''.template''''' file which can later be transferred using a file management application.
    
=== Can I change the type of a field? ===
 
=== Can I change the type of a field? ===
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:; Note: If you want to change a field's type, and you also want to preserve the data from the field, you could create a new field with the field type you want, sync the database with Google Sheets, copy the data to the new field within Sheets, and re-sync back to Memento. After verifying the results, you can delete the original field.<br/>If you don't care to preserve data, merely delete the field within the Library Edit screen and create a new one with the type you want.
 
:; Note: If you want to change a field's type, and you also want to preserve the data from the field, you could create a new field with the field type you want, sync the database with Google Sheets, copy the data to the new field within Sheets, and re-sync back to Memento. After verifying the results, you can delete the original field.<br/>If you don't care to preserve data, merely delete the field within the Library Edit screen and create a new one with the type you want.
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=== Can the value of one field affect the visibility of other fields when creating or editing an entry? ===
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'''Yes'''; if you have a field with choices (Checkbox, Single-choice list, Multiple-choice list, Radio buttons, Checkboxes), you can enable dependencies based on the choice(s). The choice field is called the '''''gating''''' field, and fields that are dependent on it are called '''''dependent''''' fields.
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To enable dependencies, do the following in the Library Edit screen:
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# Create a gating field with choice values ('''Items''').<br/>Example: Gender, with items '''Male''' and '''Female'''
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# Add a dependent field, and select '''''Dependencies of the field'''''; this brings up the '''''Dependencies List card'''''.
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# Press the blue plus ('''<big>+</big>''') button to add a dependency; this brings up the '''''Add a dependency''''' card.
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# Select the field upon which to be dependent and press the '''''OK''''' button; this will bring up the '''''Create dependency''''' card.
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# Choose whether the dependency is only when editing an entry (the default) or also when viewing an entry.
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# Then choose the value(s) of the gating field (the Items) that will cause the dependent field to be visible (perhaps '''Female''') and press the checkmark in the upper-left corner of the card.
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=== Can the value of one field affect the visibility of the other fields when creating or editing an entry? ===
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Now, when the corresponding choice(s) is|are selected ('''Female''', perhaps), the previously hidden dependent field(s) become visible.
Yes, if you have a field with multiple choices (Single-choice list, Multiple-choice list, Radio buttons, Checkboxes), you can enable dependencies based on the multiple choice.<br />
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To enable dependencies, do the following:
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# Create a field with a multiple choice value (example: Gender, with the values, M|F)
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# Create another field, select "Dependencies of the field" followed by ''Add a dependency''
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# Select the visibility of the field based on which multiple choice value is selected. (example: M)
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Now when the corresponding multiple choice is selected, the previously hidden dependent fields become visible.
      
=== Can I create relationships between libraries? ===
 
=== Can I create relationships between libraries? ===
Yes (partially), when you're creating or editing a library:
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'''Yes'''; when you're creating or editing a library:
# Select field type Link to Entry
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# Add a field of type '''''Link to Entry'''''
# Within ''Advanced Parameters > Select the library''
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# Select the Link Order &mdash; many-to-many, one-to-many, or one-to-one
This allows manual selection of entries from the linked library.
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# Within '''Advanced Parameters''', select the target library
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This allows manual selection of entries from the linked library during entry creation or edit.
    
=== Can multiple fields be visible on a list of entries? ===
 
=== Can multiple fields be visible on a list of entries? ===
Yes, Memento can hold four field functions (roles) on the entry list: Entry Name, Entry Description, Entry Status & Thumbnail.<br />
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'''Yes''', an entries list row can hold four field roles: Entry Name, Entry Description, Entry Status, and Thumbnail; not all roles apply to all fields types.
Each role places the results is a specific area within the list view. The diagram shows the field layout. The default Regular Field doesn't appear on the list and can only be viewed within the individual entry card (form).
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Each role places the results is a specific area within the list view. Regular Field doesn't appear on the list and can only be viewed within the Entry View or Entry Edit card.
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See '''[[TBD]]''' for more information.
    
=== Can I attach a thumbnail to my entries? ===
 
=== Can I attach a thumbnail to my entries? ===
Yes, if you set up a field with an ''image'' type. When selected, the ''Thumbnail'' field function (role) becomes available and appears at the left side of the field layout.
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'''Yes''', if you set up an Image field in the library. When selected, the '''''Thumbnail''''' role becomes available, and the image appears at the left side of the list row.
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== Working with entries ==
 
== Working with entries ==
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=== Can I search using wildcards? ===
 
=== Can I search using wildcards? ===
 
Yes, wildcards can be used for partial word searching. By using the asterisk symbol ( * ), you can generate a wildcard search and find specific words throughout a record. <br />
 
Yes, wildcards can be used for partial word searching. By using the asterisk symbol ( * ), you can generate a wildcard search and find specific words throughout a record. <br />

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