Preferences - Program Settings

Keep Blank Date for Database Review
This preference refers to the Review Database menu, If checked and the date was blank, then the date will stay blank for that record when the data base record is saved. If unchecked, either the current date or the base date will be entered into the data base.

Use Current Date
When recording dates in date entry questions, the current date or the base date can be used as the starting date to save time. If checked, the current date will be used. If unchecked, the displayed base date will be used.

Base Year
Earliest Year for Month-Year Reports. This will be the first year searched for reports and charts.

Project Folder
The project folder that is saved here will be used when open and save file dialogs are displayed. Survey questions (the SVP file) and the recorded responses (the DBF file) are kept in the project folder. The new project folder can be created with this selection.

The 1-computer license requires the question and data files to be in the same folder. When a multi-user license is purchased, the data may be stored in a different folder. The multi-computer license allows data to be entered from different computers and stored in different folders on a networked computer. The Utility Menu - Merge menu option can join the data from different folders for a final analysis.

BackUp Options
If Enable Backups of Saved Data Files is checked, backups can either overwrite the previous backup data file or write sequentially numbered backup data files to the backup folder.

The survey question file is always saved with the SVP extension. When Always Create BackUp Question File is checked, a second file of the survey questions with the extension XML is saved to the backup folder.

BackUp Management
BackUp files can either be manually erased or automatically erased. Setting the file backup management to manual requires you to delete any backup Survey Power backup files. The backup files can be deleted using Windows Explorer or by clicking the Clean out data backups now button. BackUp files are located in the BackUp folder, and have the extension .BAK.

Setting the file backup management to automatic will delete any backup Survey Power backup files that exceed the number of days set by the spinner. The backup files can also be deleted using Windows Explorer or by clicking the Clean out data backups now button. BackUp files are located in a BackUp subfolder, and have the extension .BAK. If automatic is selected, the backup files are deleted when WISCO Survey Power is started.

Checking Send erased backups to Recycle bin will send the erased backups from the BackUp folder to the Recycle Bin. If the box is unchecked, the backup data files will be permanently deleted from the computer.

Clicking the Delete data back ups now button will delete the selected backup database files.

Program Settings

Page last updated: October 10, 2006