A plug-in is a software component that extends the basic functionality of iBase. Plug-ins need to be activated before they can be used. You may want to de-activate a plug-in that you do not use because it can simplify the user interface and use less computer memory; this will affect all users of this computer.
Plug-ins that may be installed on your system include:
|Audit History Viewer||In SQL Server databases, you can store the history of the changes that are made to records in the database.|
|Coordinate Validator||Ensures that coordinate formats are valid when converting coordinates in bulk.|
|Database Subsets||Manages the creation and synchronisation of database subsets.|
|Duplicate Checker||Used to identify records that contain similar information.|
|Excel interface||Used to export data to Microsoft Excel.|
|Full-Text Search||A method of searching SQL Server databases. In later versions, the method of searching SQL Server databases is Search 360.|
|Schema Update||Used in iBase Designer to manage changes to the schema.|
|Valid End Types||Used in iBase Designer to set the valid record types to add to the ends of a link type.|
|Word Search||The search mechanism for Microsoft Access databases.|
|Search 360||The search mechanism for Microsoft SQL Server databases.|
|XML Import and Export||Used in both iBase and iBase Designer to import and export data as XML.|
|Alerting Configuration||Used in iBase Designer to set up alerting.|
|Alerting Inbox||Used in iBase Designer to set up alerting.|
|iBase GIS interfaces||Links to supported GIS systems for mapping.|
After making changes, you will need to restart iBase or iBase Designer for the changes to take effect.
To manage plug-ins:
- In the Plug-in Manager dialog, turn on a check box to activate a plug-in or turn off a check box to de-activate a plug-in.
- Click OK to confirm your changes and close the dialog.
- Restart iBase or iBase Designer for the changes to take effect.