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Introduction

@Box Dialog:

The @Box is a Rocrail Service to manage documents.
Each category will be placed in its own sub directory in the @Box path.


Restrictions

  • Without a valid support key the @Box will be readonly.


Setup

Activate this service by setting the @Box path in the Rocrail settings: Rocrail Services
After a restart this service will be available.

If the @Box path is set to a NAS or a service like Dropbox, it can be used on any computer which has access to it. In this case file links should be omitted.


Using it from other dialogs

All text fields which are marked with a @ can open the @Box dialog by a single click on its label if the text field contains any contents.
The text field contents will be used to do a find.

In this example the ID, Code, Roadname and Owner fields are supported.

Using it from context menus


Many context menus have an @Box menu item to open the @Box dialog with the ID of the selected object. (9835+)

Find

What

Find all files which match the entered text.
To find multiple sub strings in the Text they must be separated with an ampersand (&):

car&DB&stock

In this case the Text must contain “car”, “DB” and “stock”.

car & DB & stock

In this case the Text must contain “car_”, “_DB_” and “_stock”. (The “_” character represent a blanc.)

To find one or more sub strings in the Text they must be separated with an pipe (|):

car|DB

In this case the Text must contain ether “car” or “DB”.

Where

The search can include:

  • Text
  • File name
  • Category
  • Date


WEB

Find the text with a WEB search engine.
The search engine can be changed in the Rocview properties. The default is Google.


Add

WEB links are also supported and will be opened with the default WEB Browser. (9833+)

Category

Existing categories are listed in the combo box. If a new category is wanted the name can be entered in this field.

Text

With blancs separated key words.

File

Select a file or paste a WEB link to be add to the @Box.

Link

This option will only archive a link to the file. The link will only be valid for the Rocview Client which uploaded it.
Not using this option will upload the file to the Rocrail server and makes the file available for all clients.

Add

All fields must contain values to be able to upload a file.


Result

A double click on a file entry will open it with the default application.
The result can be sorted by clicking on the column headers.

Columns

  • Filename (With or without complete path.)
  • Category
  • Text (Key words.)
  • UID (Date and time on which the link was added: Year Month Day Hour Minutes Milliseconds)
  • Link ('L'=Link, 'A'=Archived, 'W'=WEB link, '?'=Broken link) 1)
  • Date (Original file date.)
  • Size (File size in bytes.)

Show path

Shows the complete path of the file.

Preview Thumbnail

The preview thumbnail will be generated for all supported images types.
This only works for links and already downloaded documents.

Open

Opens the selected file with the default application.

Select viewer

If the system default application for this type of file is not wanted then another application can be selected for viewing the selected file extension.
This will be saved in the rocview.ini and will be used for the Open commando.

  <abox findintext="true" findincategory="false" findinfilename="false" showpath="false" link="false" findindate="false">
    <aboxapp ext="dat" app="/Applications/TextEdit.app"/>
    <aboxapp ext="xml" app="/Applications/TextWrangler.app"/>
  </abox>

Linux

Default Apps under Linux are not really what normally is expected.
Recommended Apps are:

File type App name Ubuntu
PDF Evince /usr/bin/evince
JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, … Eye of Gnome /usr/bin/eog
TXT, INI Gedit /usr/bin/gedit
XML Gedit /usr/bin/gedit
HTML Firefox /usr/bin/firefox

These are individual settings for each Rocview client.

Modify

Modifies the text and note of the selected file.

Delete

Deletes the selected file.

1) If the linked file no longer exist it will be signed as invalid.

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