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List Manager

The List Manager window is invoked from the CSDS main menu via 'List | List Manager'.

The List Manager manages your lists.

A list is a subset of calls/concepts/formations/identifiers/etc. from the list database. Each entry within a list has a frequency count associated with it. During list creation, frequency counts are initialized to zero. A list can be used to print the contents of a level (to be distributed to dancers, or to be used for your own purposes such as having a list of the level that you're calling in front of you while you're calling). A list can also be used when writing sequences: as each sequence is modified, the frequency counts within the list can automatically be updated (this is done by setting the list name of the sequence to a valid list). When I write a dance, after every 10 or 20 sequences, I usually print a list of the calls that I haven't yet used for the dance. For subsequent sequences that I write, I refer to this list and try to select calls from it. In this manner, I make sure that I utilize most of the calls on the list. A list can also be viewed on the screen while you are writing sequences.


  • List
  • Description
  • Primary levels
  • Secondary levels
  • Min Use
  • Max Use
  • L-H Side
  • Types
  • Dancers
  • Parts
  • Last Modified
  • ID


  • File

  • Grid

  • Tools

New list prompts for the name of a new list and then displays the 'Edit A List' screen (Section 4.1) that allows you to specify which calls are to be included in the list. Delete a list deletes a selected list after prompting for confirmation. Edit a list (Section 4.1) changes which calls are included in the list. Calls can be excluded/included from the list by level, type of call, number of dancers, number or parts, use count, and other criteria. Actually, the list always contains all calls within the list database, so you are actually only modifying which calls are enabled to be displayed. Print a list (Section 4.2) either prints a list on the printer or writes the contents of a list to a selected text file. There are several different types of output available. When printing to the printer, the font names and font sizes can be changed. Rename a list renames a selected list. View a list (Section 4.3) displays a selected list on the screen. The list may be displayed in either 1 or 2 columns. The list can be sorted via ascending alphanumeric order, ascending use count , or descending use count . You can also change the use count range, and the field displayed on the L-H side. Delete list definition deletes a list definition (LDF file). A list definition defines which calls are included in a list. List definition files are retained when the list is deleted so that the next time a list with the same name is created, a default definition file already exists. A list definition for an existing list can not be deleted until the list itself has been deleted. Create parse database cross reference creates a text file that cross references each call within the selected list to all records within the parse database that reference that call. That is, for each call in the list, all parse database records that reference the handle of that call are output. The output file may be deleted, printed, or viewed. • S hort format outputs the call name and corresponding parse database records. • L ong format is the same as Short format except that the handle list of each parse database record is decoded to show the text name of all calls associated with each handle. Edit list database (Section 4.5) edits the list database. You may add, delete and edit calls as well as change their attributes. If you only wish to change the level of one or more calls, use Change levels of calls described below. 35


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