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
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The user can create a new key in a tree or subtree on the ODB Page by clicking the Figure 3). The choices are shown in Table 1.button. The Type of key to be created is selected from the drop-down list (
subdirectory (Figure 3b) or a symbolic link (Figure 3c) as well as a regular key (Figure 3a).allows you to create a
|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 the
button. 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.