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Navigation: Saras

Editing SaraSets

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The SaraSets Editor is made up of the following parts:


Current SaraSet

Located at the top left, this displays the name of the currently displayed SaraSet.


Use the ellipsis button to select another SaraSet, and save any changes made with the button representing a diskette.

Saras toolbar

Browse Mode


Saras Toolbar in Browse Mode
Located above the list of Saras, in browse mode, this toolbar lets you add, delete, duplicate Saras.


You can also copy one or more Saras from another SaraSet, as well as activate/deactivate Saras and change the order in which they are applied.


Edit Mode


Saras Toolbar in Edit Mode
In edit mode, only 2 buttons are active, one to confirm the changes made to the currently-selected Sara, and one to cancel these changes.


Note that changes in edit mode are saved to the currently-displayed list of Saras, but not yet to the corresponding SaraSet in the database. If you have made changes to the currently-displayed list of Saras, when you close the Saras Editor dialog, you will be asked if the changes should be saved to the database.

List of Saras

Located on the left, this lists the order in which Saras will be executed, and which ones will be omitted (the ones that are unchecked).

Sara Definition

The Sara Definition section, occupying the right side of the Saras Editor, is used to define the attributes of the text that each Sara should search for and the attributes of the text it should be replaced with. All these options are covered in detail in the topic on sara definition.

Dialog buttons

The Dialog buttons are located at the bottom of the Saras Editor, and will display a varying number of buttons, depending on the use made of the SaraSet; whether it applies to a diarygridline, or it applies to the entire output file or if the Sara is used in standalone mode.


At the top of the Sara Editor you will notice the fields Description, IN, and OUT. These fields are automatically generated by Q++Studio and cannot be modified. The value they contain may be needed to describe to technical support a sara which seems to be misbehaving. Most of the time you can safely ignore these fields.


Topic 104253, last updated on 12-Aug-2023