The main form of DiversityScientificTerms contains two main areas. On the left you find the query and the results of this query. On the right part the details of a dataset selected in the result list is shown. The upper part of the data area shows the position of the current term within the hierarchy. In the lower part you find the fields for the details of a term. At the base of the window the properties, references and resources of a term are listed.
For every term one representation can be set the preferred one, indicated by the icon. To make a representation the preferred representation, simply click on this icon.
For display in an interface used from other modules like DiversityCollection, e.g. via a chart, a term may have a display order, a color for the background and an image.
The display order will be applied within the terms of the same hierarchy level and works top down, so the term with the lowest display order will be presented at the top of the list.
To set the display color, click on the set color button. A window will open where you can either select an available color or define a new one. The color will e.g. be used as background in a chart. If depending terms should use a color of the same hue, click on the button to activate the inheritance for the color. The button will change to . See chapter chart for details.
To set the display image for a term, click on the button. A window will open where you can search for the image that should be presented. In a chart, the size of the image will be scaled down to a maximal width of 100. To remove an image, use the button next to the image.
After editing the data, click on the button to save your data. To see the description of the fields, just move the mouse into it. A small window will appear, showing the description. To see the description of all fields turn to the description of the database.
To create a new term click on the button above the query list. A form as shown below will open where you can enter some basic informations for the new term.
To create a copy of a term, choose an entry in the query list and click on the button besides the hierarchy. A form as shown below will open providing you with the possibility to create a synonym, an inferior dataset or a copy on the same level in the hierarchy as the original dataset.
To create a synonym of a term, choose an entry in the query list and click on the button besides the hierarchy. This will create a synonym to the original dataset.
To make a term a synonym to another term, choose the term in the hierarchy and click on the button besides the hierarchy. This will open a window, where you can select the term to which the current term should become a synonym to.
To delete a dataset, select it an click on the button.