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The Linguist's Shoebox

Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist


Jump paths describe relationships in the data.

In Shoebox, jumping displays a related database record. Because there are many different kinds of relationships in language and culture data, you can set up multiple jump paths in the database types. Each jump path defines source fields and destination databases and fields. When you right-click a source field, Shoebox searches for records that contain matching destination fields. Here are some useful jump paths:

Source Destination
category fields (in anthropology notes databases) anthropology analysis topic records
cross-reference fields (in anthropology notes databases) anthropology notes observation records
words and morphemes (in interlinear text databases) lexical database records

Index of tips: categories; cross-references; fields, source and destination; jump paths
List of tips