The List Editor provides the ability to create and customize lists for any field - allowing for efficient and effective data entry. A field that is set to use an optional or required list in the Template Manager module becomes a drop down list within the interface (i.e. in the Station List, Station Data tab, Non Station Data tab, and Sample List).
You can open the List Editor from the Modules menu or click on the button in the main toolbar.
The List Editor will appear as a tab in the main Hydro GeoAnalyst view, as shown in the following screenshot. Note that the List Editor can be dragged out of the main Hydro GeoAnalyst view and dragged to a secondary monitor if you wish.
On the left side of the tab you will find the database structure tree (similar to what you find in the Template Manager or Query Builder).
Select the field you wish to edit a list for by highlighting it in the tree. Note that in order to work with a List, the field must be set to use an optional or required list in the Template Manager module.
On the right side of the tab you can generate and manage your list by using any of the following buttons:
Use the buttons to navigate through the individual entries for a list.
Use the button to add a new entry to the list.
Use the button to delete the selected entry from the list.
Use the button to save the list.
Use the button to import images file (.jpg, .bmp, and .png) to be entries in the list.
Use the button to import names for your entries in the list.
Use the button to export the list.
Use the button to find unique values in the field and append them to the list.
Please Note: When importing a file to create your list ensure that you have the same format for your source file as what appears in the List Editor. That means there are 4 columns with the following headers: Item Name, Include, Description, and Image. The only field that must be pre-populated before import is the Item name.
If you want to re-use this list in a new project, you must save the database template. Then create a new project with this new database template, and the list will be available. For details on saving database templates, see the Managing Database Templates section.