Multiple QSO Update


This section describes the functions in SWISSLOG that allow you to update or change a field in several QSO's with just a few steps. Using the Multiple QSO Update functions it is possible to:

Change a Field in Several QSO's

Occasionally, you might run into a situation where you would like to change a field in several QSO’s to the same value. This is easily accomplished using the Edit ¦ Change function in the Logbook View – follow the steps listed below:

  1. Open a Logbook View by selecting View ¦ Logbook (either Last or Selection) from the main menu.

  2. Select the QSO's you would like to change – the easiest way is to click on the QSO's using the mouse.

    Hint: To select a block of QSO's (meaning several QSO's that appear one after the other in your log) – click on the first QSO – then press and hold the Shift key – then click on the last QSO in the block. The block of QSO's that you selected will be highlighted.

    To select several QSO's which are not in a contiguous block, use the mouse in combination with the Ctrl key. Click on the first QSO
    – then press the Ctrl key and hold it down while selecting another QSO with the mouse. To select additional QSO's, click on them with the mouse and remember to press the Ctrl key.

    You can combine the two techniques described above
    – by using the mouse and Shift key when selecting blocks and the by using mouse and Ctrl key for selecting single QSO's. For example, you can select a block QSO's and then unselect individual QSO's within the block by using the mouse and Ctrl key. You can also scroll the logbook display and continue the selection process.

    Hint: If you need to find and select a large number of QSO's, it may be easier to use one of the many filtering or selection functions within the Logbook View, or a combination of filtering and manual selection. For complete details on the Logbook View functions click here.


  3. After you have selected the QSO's to be changed, the next step is to select the field to be changed. Click on the cell of the field to be changed – a dotted line will frame the selected field.

    Hint: If you selected multiple QSO's using the mouse and Shift key and/or the mouse and Ctrl key, you will need to press either the Shift key or the Ctrl key when you select the field. Otherwise, when you attempt to select the field, you will actually cancel the selections you made previously – nothing is lost, you just have to repeat the selection process.

Below is an example showing the Logbook View with several QSO's selected and the Band field selected – this image is based on the Query named Simple logbook.spq which is usually found in the following directory: ...\SWISSLOG\Queries\Logbooks


  1. From the main menu select Functions ¦ Edit ¦ Change, or right-click in the Logbook View to activate the pop-up menu shown below:

  1. Depending on which field was selected in step 3, a selection window or an input window will be displayed. This dialog window allows you to define the value that will be entered in the field.

    Hint: If you selected a field which is part of the My-QTH table such as the Own-QTH field, you cannot input a new value via the input window, you can only select one of the existing My-QTH entries listed in the selection window. Therefore, if you need to change the My-QTH value to a new value, you must first create a new entry using the QSO Entry Window – My-QTH Page before you attempt to make QSO changes. This is a safe-guard against accidentally changing the My-QTH value on multiple QSO's which is extremely difficult to correct.

    The image below displays the selection window for changing the QTH field: The image below displays the input window for changing the Operator field:
  1. Make the appropriate selection or enter the new value in the input window and click OK.
  2. The following warning will be displayed:

IMPORTANT: This is your last chance to stop the modification process – click Yes only if you are sure you want to make the changes.

Update QSO's with Data from the Country Table and/or from a Callbook Database

You can automatically fill in some of the data fields for QSO’s, which are already in your log using the Update QSO’s function. This is accomplished by retrieving information from a Callbook Database (using either a CD or the Internet) and/or from the Country Table. You may find this function particularly useful...

The Update QSO's with Data from Country-Table and Callbook-CD function is accessed within the Logbook View.

  1. Open a Logbook View by selecting View ¦ Logbook-View (either Last or Selection) from the main menu.

  2. Now select the QSO's you would like to update – the easiest way is to click on the QSO's using the mouse – or use a combination of manual selection and the filtering capabilities in SWISSLOG. For information on manually selecting QSO's, see paragraph 2 in the section above or click here.

    Hint:
    If you need to find and select a large number of QSO's, it may be easier to use one of the many filtering or selection functions within the Logbook View, or a combination of filtering and manual selection. For complete details on the Logbook View functions click here.


  3. Select Functions ¦ Update QSO's with Data from Country-Table and/or Callbook-CD / Internet Databases from the main menu, or right-click in the Logbook View to activate the pop-up menu. The Update QSO's dialog window will appear as shown below:

  1. Check the fields you would like to update.

    Note: SWISSLOG only updates fields which are empty unless you check the box next to – Replace existing value.

  2. After you have marked all fields you want to update, click on – Refresh QSO's.

    Hint:
    Depending the the size of the log, the number of changes, and the speed of the computer, the update process can require a considerable amount of time, be patient.

Update QSO's with Information from Information Tables

DIG, AGCW, and Ten-Ten International are organizations that promote amateur radio activities and encourage contact with other club members. Generally, these organizations issue a membership number to their members – the membership number is therefore associated with an individual's callsign. Often these clubs issue awards based on completing a certain number of QSO's with other club members and this requires a method of tracking these unique contacts. SWISSLOG implements a lot of statistics for tracking these QSO's so the membership number will be inserted automatically into the QSO.

However, in some situations when you import QSO's or activate the statistic after there is a large number of QSO's in the log, the member number might not be present in every QSO. The Update QSO function allows you to add the membership number to all QSO's in your log that should have a number associated with them.

  1. From the main menu select Tools ¦ Update QSO's for Callsign based Statistics

  1. The following dialog window is displayed:


     
  2. From the list displayed, select the Statistic you want to update and press Update.

Set the QSL-Sent Indicator of QSO's

After you have printed the QSL Cards or QSL Labels, you should set the QSL-Sent Indicator. You can set QSL-Sent indicator by using one of the three functions listed below:

Setting the QSL-Sent Indicator in the Logbook View

  1. Open a Logbook View by selecting View ¦ Logbook-View (either Last or Selection) from the main menu.

  2. Now select the QSO's you would like to update – the easiest way is to click on the QSO's using the mouse – or use a combination of manual selection and the filtering capabilities in SWISSLOG. For information on manually selecting QSO's, see paragraph 2 in the section above or click here.

    Hint:
    If you need to find and select a large number of QSO's, it may be easier to use one of the many filtering or selection functions within the Logbook View, or a combination of filtering and manual selection. For complete details on the Logbook View functions click here.
     
  3. Select Functions ¦ Set QSL-sent Indicator from the main menu, or right-click in the Logbook View to activate the pop-up menu. The QSL-Action dialog window will appear – select the appropriate value from the list or enter a new value – usually the action is SENT. Then click on OK.


 


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Last modified: 06 jun. 2017