Welcome and thank you for using Cigano Personal Mobile Database.
The first order of business is creating a database. To do this click the Android phone’s menu button and click the button labeled ‘New Database’.
The address field saves you some time by adding a field that already has all of the information you’d need for an address so you don’t have to add each field individually.
As you can see there are also fields for displaying currency and numbers.
The notification field allows you to attach a notification to individual records. You can indicate that at a specific date and time you wish to receive a notification drawing your attention to that specific record. The notification will show in the phone’s status bar and when you click the notification Cigano will open displaying the record.
There are several fields available to you to add to your database. The options field displays a list options similar to the options you see here. You can add the options that suit the database you are creating.
When finished click the save button.
Here is an example of the options field configuration screen. The field requires a name and you can add a number of options that can be chosen from later. As you add more options they will appear in the list. To remove an item simply click the trashcan icon next to the item you want to remove.
When opening a database, if you have an empty database you’ll see a form view of your database with the fields you previously added.To edit a field click the notepad icon on the right side of the field. After you change and save the value it will appear in the field. You can edit each field in your database by clicking the edit icon. From the menu bar at the bottom you can navigate your records by clicking the previous and next arrows. Clicking the icon with the + sign will create a new record with empty fields. Likewise clicking the trash can icon will delete the current database record. When clicking the trashcan icon you will first be asked to confirm the deletion. For additional options click the menu button on your phone.
After clicking the menu button several action options appear. You can add additional fields to your database by clicking the ‘Add Field’ button. You can add fields of any of the available types.
From this menu you can also delete the database. You will be asked for confirmation before the database is deleted. NOTE: Once the database has been deleted it cannot be recovered.Clicking the ‘Edit Fields’ button takes you to screen allowing you to make modifications to the fields in your database.
From this screen you can delete individual fields by clicking the trash can icon.You can also reorder the fields by holding your fingertip down on the arrows icon to the right and dragging the field up or down in the list. Clicking the individual fields will take you to a screen allowing you to change the fields name. If the field is an options field you can also add and remove items from the options list.
The search screen will allow you to perform a text search through all of the text based fields in the database. The search is case insensitive and will return all records matching the text you input or text that is determined to be similar to the text entered.A list will appear displaying the search results. Clicking an item in the list will take you to the form view of the database where you can navigate the search results. Click the phone’s return button to return to the search screen. Click the return button further to return to the full database contents.
Cigano development will continue with many exciting features planned for the near future.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for here then please visit the Cigano user group.