Downloading CSDS databases
In browsing your website I see there is the ability under the Choreography Database section to download the CSDS Databases. What software is needed to read these databases?
Within the Choreography Database, you can view sequences then use standard cut+paste operations to copy the sequences to your favorite text editor or word processor. The 'print' button in the upper R-H corner of the web page reformats the page for printing by removing a lot of unneeded stuff. You can also format an individual sequence for printing (on a single page) by clicking on the 'full page' link beneath the sequence.
Licensing and copyrights
Licensing question on your choreography database. I cannot find any mention in the sequences or sequence submission form regarding allowed use of choreography published on this web site. I have been creating a new application for square dancing, and got a start with data that includes 37 modules from this database. Where an author is known, I gave credit in the module's notes. Do I need to remove these modules? Get permission from each author? What about sequences without an author given? Is everything here public domain, or copyright yet freely redistributable? I obviously wish to make use of these sequences to "seed" my system for beginners, but without stepping on any legal toes.
My name isn't in the list of callers
Yesterday I submitted some choreography to your data base and now my name has been deleted from the caller list. And so anymore choreography that I submit gets identified by "anonymous". I've tried "refreshing" and nothing seems to correct this. It seems like an old problem still unresolved. Any ideas?
My own sequence database
I am a square dance caller looking to reinvent the wheel. Sorta.
I've got a lot of choreo that I'd like to put into a database and make searchable. Some of it, like singing calls, I plan on putting on your web site and sharing with the world. Other sequences I want to keep for myself.
Anyway, what I'd like to do is make it searchable, but my knowledge of databases is limited. (I am working on it little by little.) What I am wondering is how you have your tables set up. I want to get started in the right direction so that I don't have to redo much (if any) work. Do you have a fixed size for each sequence, or do you relate each entry back to a sequence key?
Minimally, for a sequence database, you'll need the following:
CREATE TABLE SequenceDb (SequenceText blob, SequenceType int, RecordId int AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY)
SequenceTextis the sequence itself. Blob means that the field contains as many characters as you'd like.
SequenceTypecan be used to hold some information about the type of the sequence.
RecordIdis a number that uniquely identifies the sequences.
SELECT * FROM SequenceDb WHERE SequenceText LIKE '%Ping Pong%'
My sequence database is currently defined as:
CREATE TABLE ChoreoDb (CheckedByVdc int, LevelValidated int, // 0 = false, 1 = true SeqTypeInd int, Text blob, SubmittedBy int, // Index into 'callerdb' where 0 = anonymous LevelInd int, Comments blob, HandleList varchar(255), // stored with a comma on both ends (e.g., ",9,122,2124,") DifficultyInd int, ModDateTime datetime, CreateDateTime datetime, RecordId int AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY)
CheckedByVdcindicates that the record has been proofread. (i.e., I have verified that the sequence works).
LevelValidatedindicates that I have verified the level of the sequence.
SeqTypeIndindicates the type of the sequence. (e.g., Zero-Line to Resolve, etc.)
Textis the sequence text.
SubmittedByindicates who submitted the sequence to the database.
LevelIndis the level of the sequence.
Commentsis additional text associated with the sequence.
HandleListis a list of parse handles used by CSDS, so I can do database searches for calls and concepts without using text.
DifficultyIndindicates the difficulty of the sequence.
ModDateTimeindicates the date and time that the sequence was last modified.
I see that none of the recent choreography I sent you was approved (although my dancers tell me the ideas are starting to show up in other callers presentations). Is there something I can do get them approved?
Also, due to the enormous size of the database, the primary views (from the menu) are pre-generated, and only modified after I proofread several records. For example, on the 'SS to ZL' page, http://www.ceder.net/choreodb/modules.php?Type=80 you'll notice in the upper R-H corner the 'last updated' date.
Stuck at Submitted By and PIN
I tried to put a singing call figure onto the choreo database but could not get past the "Submitted By" or the "Pin Number"
Do I have to be a member of Callerlab to be able to participate?
Then, when entering choreography, select your name from the dropdown list (Submitted By), and enter the PIN that you entered when creating your Caller/Cuer Profile.
It's me to bother you again. I started a small C1 group in late September 2012 and I rely heavily on your choreography data base for interesting choreography and how to get the dancers into and out of formations. I am getting ready to teach the T-Bone formation and I am not finding it listed in the data base. What is the reason for that? Is it simply because no one has submitted any choreography with T-Bone formation in it or am I just missing something?
There is no current way to 'find' such sequences in the choreography database.