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The Linguist's Shoebox

Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist


The consistency check for data links reminds you to enter related data.

Like hypertext links in web sites, it is possible for data links in Shoebox to be "broken". Because field reseachers collect thousands of data items when learning a language and culture, it is easy for them to forget that they have not entered a cross-referenced database record. Shoebox checks the consistency of data links to make sure that the related record and field exists. When Shoebox finds an inconsistency, it selects the failed data item in the active window and displays the Data Link Consistency Check dialog box.

Index of tips: consistency checks; cross-references; data entry, consistency; data links
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