Navigation

Use

The AFB offers various different navigation options. You can select a data object in the archive files overview by double-clicking. You can use the scroll keys to navigate to other data objects. You can also continue a search already started. For an overview of the screen areas of the AFB, see User Interface.

Features

Using fields in the Header Information, the Archive Files Overview and the scroll keys, you have a variety of ways of navigating within and around the archive files. You can also use a combination of these.

Double-clicking in the Archive Files Overview

A file is opened by double-clicking on an archive file in the archive file overview, and the first data object of this file appears in the display area for the current data object.

 Various methods for selecting a file:

·         By double-clicking on an archive file key, this file is selected

·         By double-clicking on a session, the first file in the session is selected

·         By double-clicking on an archiving object, the first file of the latest session that appears in the overview is selected

System Actions Depending on the View Selected

Tab Page before Double-Click

Outcome

Documentation or Search

The system selects the first data object in the view Data Object.

Data Object or Table

The system selects the first data object, no change to the view.

Hex Display

The display starts with the beginning (data object 0, offset 0) of the selected archive file, no change to the view.

Scroll Keys

You will find the scroll keys for the relative navigation between the archive file overview and the display area. For an overview of the screen areas of the AFB, see User Interface.

The first data object of an archive file means in the case of the hex display the data object number 0 (zero), that is, the start of the archive file. With every other view the first data object literally means the very first data object in the archive file.

Navigation using the Scroll Keys

Scroll Key

Function

First File

The system highlights the first data object of the first file.

Previous File

The system highlights the first data object of the file that is in the overview in front of the file for the current data object.

Previous Data Object

The system highlights the data object that is in front of the current data object.

In the event the current data object is the first data object in the archive file, the system highlights the last data object of the previous archive file.

You should bear in mind that this procedure can be time-consuming, as it may be necessary to read the entire archive file in sequence.

This function is not recommended if you are entering an offset direct.

Next Data Object

The system highlights the data object that is after the current data object.

If the current data object is already the last data object of the archive file or the archive file cannot be accessed, the system highlights the first data object in the following archive file.

This function is not recommended if you are entering an offset direct.

Next File

The system highlights the first data object of the next archive file in the overview.

Last File

The system highlights the first data object of the last archive file in the overview.

Cont. Search

The system determines the next hit in the search.

This button is only active if you have started either a search or the background search report.