The Linguist's Shoebox
Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist
The status bar displays the primary sorting field for the current database record in the active window.
Shoebox always displays the first field of the current record (also known as the "record marker" field, e.g., \lx in MDF.typ). If the primary sorting field is different (e.g., \sd), it is also displayed. This can be a helpful reminder, especially if you have set up multiple windows to display a database and if database records can contain multiple occurrences of sorting fields. The sorting fields determine the effect of several commonly-used commands (e.g., Next Record, Previous Record, and Search on the Database menu).