5 Configuration

Start LinLogBook and go to Edit menu. Select Preferences and fill out the form. The directory entry is relative to your home directory. It is a good idea to choose the same directory where you have put BaseTable.sql.
Select the File menu and create a new database. Then change to the Edit menu and create the basetables. You can use the file BaseTables.sql distributed with LinLogBook or you can adjust the tables to your needs by modifying the file BaseTables.sql.
The table ADIF contains the possible entries your logbook could contain. This table consists of the columns ADIFName and Type. The ADIFNames are taken from the ADIF 2 specifications.( http://www.adif.org/adif218.htm ). You should only use valid adif names, as these names are taken for exporting the data. I put some names into the table that I use within my own logbook. But there are much more possible entries.
LinLogBook uses the following types of the adif specification:

After the definition of the basetables you can choose the items you wish to use in your logbook.
To do so, select Define Database Fields in the Edit menu and you’ll get the following form:


Select the entries you want to use and move them into the right box. Insert an descriptive text in the third column of the right box. This text will be used as an column header in your logbook later on. The columns appear in your logbook in the same order as the appear in the right box. If you want to change the order of your columns , use the up and down arrows beneath the right box. You can change the columns and their order as long as you didn’t create the qso table.
You can assign default values to the fields of type ’E’ and the type ’N’. You do this by double clicking corresponding field of the column labeled DefaultValue.
If you are satisfied with your definitions create the qso table. Again you find this topic in the Edit menu.
Now your logbook is ready to use.