With the Archive feature added with the 3.1.1 version, it is possible to search in fields such as the title of the score, composer, lyricist, key signature (mod + harmony), rhythm and easily access the score file. If the keywords written in the filter field appears anywhere in the work file, access to those works will also be possible.
To benefit from the archive feature, the score files must be saved/collected in the “Documents/Mus2/Archive” folder. The user can create subfolders within this folder in line with his/her workflow and if he/she wishes. Mus2 will create the archive table by reaching all including subfolders.
Opening the archive
The archive will be accessed via the Open Archive line in the File menu.
When the table is opened for the first time, since the database has not been filled yet, it will be empty, and the following headings will appear.
- Key signature
- Sub Title
How to use the Archive
With the Help (1) button, this page in the user manual on the Mus2 site will be accessed.
Showing all columns
When the All Columns (2) box in the upper right corner of the window is clicked, the following columns are added to the table.
- Accidental Symbol
- Navigation Symbol
- Size KB
Here; The information in the Author, Description and Keyword fields are obtained from the data entered in Mus2’s Score information screen.
Updating the database
When the Update archive database (3) button in the lower right corner of the page is pressed, the score information in the above-mentioned folder and subfolders will be transferred to the table. If a score is added to or removed from the Archive folder on the computer, the database should be updated with the same button.
As long as the Filter (4) box is empty, all scores will appear in the table. When a word is written in the box, that word will be searched in all the information of the scores and only the scores in which it is mentioned will remain in the table. If you want to apply another filter to the table, use a “;” sign after the first word and type your second word after the sign. Thus, the scores containing these two words will remain in the table and the others will be eliminated. For example, when dede efendi”;”uşşak is written in the box, the scores of that composer with that tuning will be included in the table. Similarly, you can filter the table by typing all your queries in the search bar by separating them with the “;” sign. There is no obligation to type the whole word while searching. You can also search by typing one syllable or several syllables.
The statement Number of Records: 3/2272 visible at the top means that there are a total of 2272 scores in the database and 3 scores contain the desired features. The green areas show the cells in which the searched words are found. When any filter is applied, if there are no green cells in the visible areas in the table, it should not be assumed that the filter is working incorrectly. It could be the case that the All Columnscheckbox may not be clicked, or the filter word given is in the file name of the score on the disc. In other words, the given filter is searched in all the information of a score in the background.
Mus2 has both English and Turkish versions. Since English speaking users can work without using the dotted letters in Turkish, these letters are considered without dots when searching. Therefore, a search can be made in the filter field, for example, by typing “Çok” or “Cok”.
When a score is selected, the path information of its containing folder is displayed together with the name of the score in the File Name field. Clicking the button to the right of this line will open the folder where the score is located on the disc.
Double-clicking on a line will open the file of that score. If a score has been deleted from the Archive folder on the computer and the table has not been updated, when you double click to open that file, the following warning will appear.
Changing the sort order
When the title word of any column is clicked; the table will be sorted with that column from smallest to largest. When clicked again, it will be sorted from largest to smallest.
Changing the column widths
Column widths can be changed by clicking and dragging the vertical lines at the edges.
Changing the column order
With the left mouse button, a column title can be moved by holding down and dragging that column.