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Universal Logbook User Guide

posted Feb 5, 2014, 8:09 AM by Raj Burgul

iCloud, Universal Logbook v4 and iOS7

posted Jan 12, 2014, 9:58 AM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jan 12, 2014, 1:52 PM ]

With iOS 7, apple have put a lot of work into upgrading iCloud. This eliminates much of the slow loading and sync issues. The down side is that apple recommends that new iOS 7 iCloud must not mix with old iOS 6 iCloud data. 
So what happens if you already have a lot of data in your existing logbook?

The solution:
When Universal Logbook is upgraded on your device, it takes your LOCAL data and uploads it to a new iCloud database. This has been tested 
and works well.
WARNING: If you then upgrade the logbook again on another device. Its data will then be upgraded and also loaded to the new iCloud store creating duplicates. So you must only upgrade the logbook ONCE on any of your devices. On subsequent devices you should backup and then delete the EXISTING logbook and then perform a clean install of the new version. This new version will then repopulate from the iCloud.
However, if you get it wrong and end up with duplicates, I have added a DEDUPLICATION function to the settings menu which should solve things.

What if I'm upgrading to Universal Logbook v4 and have somehow lost my local data?
This should not happen but occasionally the old version of apple iCloud would lose sync with iCloud data. If this happens you may find you have substantial data in the iCloud but nothing showing up on your iPhone.
Solution: This is tricky to solve but thankfully rare. 
-Firstly make sure none of your devices are connecting and showing data. 
-If a device is working well with iCloud then upgrade the app on this device and perform a clean install on your other devices. 
-If this is not possible, then you will have to just upgrade the app to the new version 4. 
-After the upgrade go to iPhone Settings - Universal Logbook and switch the switch to 'Old iCloud'
-This should reconnect with the old container and bring in your old data.
-You may run this for a few days. When confident that all data is present, then go back to settings and switch 'Old iCloud' to OFF and your data will get migrated into a new iCloud container.

Managing and backing up data

posted Nov 16, 2010, 1:34 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 4:34 PM ]

If your data becomes corrupt, Choose delete this device's data and then quit universal logbook from the background queue. When you restart universal logbook it will refresh its data from the iCloud.


posted Nov 16, 2010, 1:20 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 4:13 PM ]

Choose a record  in list view.

While in Record view, tap 'Edit' (top right). This brings up the customistation menu.

If you want changes to apply across all sections then tap 'ALL' at the top of the screen.

Simply type new field names or default values.

Leaving a default value blank will make it  record the value from the last active record.

If you really want a default value to be empty then place a space character as the default value.

The timestamp default value is ignored and the creation date is always used.

Use slider for field colour.

TexBox - This is a multiline free text entry.

Menu - This shows button bars or menu list (more than 6 items).

Textfield - Single line free text.

Number - As textfield but shows the number pad for data entry.

The '?' at bottom left gives further info.


posted Nov 16, 2010, 1:19 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 4:19 PM ]


In the setup menu, turn 'On' plugins to see the plugin list.

Plugins contain:

  1. -All the field names

  2. -All the field default values

  3. -All the menus

  4. -The sections and categories

    -Field position data

    -Help menus

    -Filter setup

You can activate a different plugin simply by tapping it.

You also have the option of emailing or renaming plugins.

If a plugin is emailed to you, mail will give you the option of opening it with Universal Logbook. This will copy it to your plugin list.

You may also copy plugins in and out via iTunes filesharing.


posted Nov 16, 2010, 1:18 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jun 1, 2011, 3:17 AM ]

The first field of record usually contains the medical procedure or examination that is bein recorded. This is chosen from a menu that appears after selection 2 picker wheels. This allows drill down through very complex menu lists as is necessary for medical procedures.

Essentially the first picker wheel is the ‘section’

and the second picker wheel is the category.

By selecting the last item in the record view ‘Sections & Categories’ you can then see the section list and category sublist for each section. Simply hit ‘Edit’ to make changes as you would for any other menu.

After setting up your sections and categories, you need to setup the corresponding menus:

Go back and tap the top field in record view as if you were entering a new procedure. Select your new section and category using the picker fields. This will display the corresponding menu list. If you then tap 'Hide Picker' you will see the edit button which will allow you to edit the menu as you wish.

iphone menus & editing

posted Oct 25, 2010, 5:48 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Oct 25, 2010, 5:51 PM ]

  1. -Tapping a field in the region of the field name will take you to the menu view

  2. -In menu view simply tap an item to select it

  3. -If the menu has 5 or less items it will automatically appear as a button bar.

  4. -Go to menu edit mode by tapping ‘Edit’ at the top right.

  5. -For the picker wheel fields you need to ‘Hide Picker’ first.

  6. -In ‘Edit’ mode you may :

-Add items by tapping ‘+’

-Delete items by tapping the red circle

  1. -Reorder by dragging the grey squares.

  2. -Leave edit mode by clicking ‘Done’

iPhone - Exporting data

posted Oct 25, 2010, 5:47 PM by Raj Burgul   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 3:54 PM ]


Before exporting you should click the 'ALL' filter on the front list or choose a filter button if you want to limit the export. The filters are user definable (See filtering) section.
  1. -First tap the cog button to get to the settings page.

  2. -Switch Import / Export to ‘ON’

  3. -Tap 'New Report & Export file.

  4. -Tap 'Email Report'. This creates an email with a text export file and summary tables of data.

The file called LogBook.csv is a comma separated value list containing your data. Most spreadsheet or database applications will be able to import or open this file. If you are aggregating data from multiple users you should set your username. This will be added to the last column of the data.

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