Access the ODB page
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The ODB Page is accessed from the Status Page (or one of the other Pages) by clicking on the menu-button .
The top level ODB trees will be visible as key-links (i.e.links to a key) (Figure 1).
- If "ODB" button is not present on the Status Page, it may have been suppressed.
Browse the ODB
By clicking on the key-links on the ODB page (Figure 1), the user can browse the various subtrees. By clicking on the "+" link adjacent to the "Value" heading (Figure 2) , the type and size of the keys are shown. This is equivalent to the odbedit commands ls and ls -l.
By clicking on a key, the user can change the value (unless password-protected or the key is write-protected - see Security). If web access is restricted, the user will be asked for a password the first time he/she attempts to edit a value.
Create a key
The user can create a new key in a tree or subtree by clicking the Figure 3). The choices are:button. The Type of key to be created is selected from the drop-down list (
|Integer(32-bit)||Float (4 bytes)|
|Signed byte||Character (8-bit)|
|Word (16-bit)||Short integer(16-bit)|
|Double Word (32-bit)||Boolean|
|Double float(8 Bytes)||Symbolic link|
Delete a key
The user can delete a key in a tree or subtree by clicking thebutton. The user selects which to delete from a list of the keys in the subtree (e.g. Figure 4).
Search the ODB for a key
Click on thebutton. A pop-up (Figure 5) appears in which the user types the relevant information.
Create Elog entry
An elog entry can be created easily from the ODB page by clicking thebutton. A pop-up will appear for the user to fill in (Figure 6).
The ODB Page editor supports a subset of the functionality of odbedit. For example, the ODB Page editor does not support re-ordering or renaming ODB keys. For full editing capabilities odbedit must be used.