Customize the main form

The main window can be customised in several parts. To change the visible parts in the main window select Administration - Customize display ... from the menu. A window (see below) will open where you can select the groups which should be displayed. In the first tab you can change the visibility for the taxonomic groups and material categories.

In the second tab (see below) you can set


Defaults and miscellaneous

In the third tab (see below) you can add the name of the responsible person or choose the current user for several entries and show/hide the controls for the exsiccata.



The timeout for web resources and databases either added manually or via linked server can be set to adapt to the velocity of the available net. If you set the Timeout for web response to 0, the application will ignore any resources retrieved from the web. By default these values are set to 30 seconds. This is demonstrated in a short tutorial .  



You can choose to either use the current user or a specified user as a responsible for new datasets for various tables (see image above).

Storage location

The source for the list for the storage location can be set as shown below:


Template copy mode


There are 3 possibilities:


Subcollection content

The display text for the content of the subcollection can be composed of the fields listed below:

The maximal content of a subcollection can be restricted hire for new parts can set here as well.

The default collection for new parts can set here as well.



Use translations: If the data fields for the exsiccatal series should be displayed.

Show exsiccata: If the data fields for the exsiccatal series should be displayed.

Show accepted names: With this option the names linked to DiversityTaxonNames will be checked for the synonymy status. Accepted names will be shown with a green color and for synonyms the accepted name will be displayed above the current name (see below).


Scan DiversityDescriptions: If accessible DiversityDescriptions databases should be scanned for links to the current dataset.

Load datasources: If the datasources on linked servers should be loaded together with the start of the programm.




Use autocompletion for all textboxes: Available in upcoming version - If this option is choosen, textboxes will autocomplete starting with the specified text length.

You can choose the mode of the autocompletion. There are 4 options:


The set the option for optimized queries and the option to remember the query settings as default, select the Optimized resp. Remeber option. The corresponding buttons in the query will be hidden providing more space. 


Resources directory

The directory for the resource can be set with as shown in the area below. Here parameters for example the spreadsheets are stored. See chapter Resources for details.


Time for tooltip

You can set the time for which the tooltip should be shown. In the customize window the setting will be changed instantly while in the main windows the setting will only be effectiv after restart of the application. 

You have 3 options:



Transaction display sequence

To customize the sequence and format of the transactions shown in the tree, choose Administration -> Customize display ... from the menu and then select the part Transaction (see below). If you want to change the default sequence and/or display type, click on the button. Use the and buttons to change the position of a certain type of transaction and choose one of the display types. To reset these settings to the database default, use the button. If your transactions are organized within a hierarchy, you can include the titles of the superior hierarchies with the Include superior transaction in title option. 

Transaction standard comments

As an administrator you can add entries to the Standard comments for transactions (see above) that are used to enter standard phrases into the comment field of a transaction.

Default currency

The default currency for all transaction payments in the database is Euro. To change the default currency click on the Currency button. 



The tab Settings shows an overview of all settings set by the user e.g. when linking the sources for identification to a certain database or webservice via the button (see below). Relations to Diversityworkbench modules include the database and the project as shown below. With the Reset button, you can clear the whole settings. These settings can not be defined here, but are set in the main form in the corresponding parts e.g. the identification. These settings are stored in the database for every user (UserProxy -> Settings).