Searchable Database

Gary Technical Support Specialist Rochester, New York Posted   Latest   Edited  

Good morning this question may only be able to be answered by one person. What are your thoughts and is it possible of having a searchable wave form database as part of the Diagnostic Network. Not something that would come up in the regular feed. I know there are many out there such as IATN. Not thinking it should be about one brand but a down load of what you got. There should should be some sort of fill in area for year make, model, vin, good/bad, system, Ect. I think it would be A nice asset for the Premium member. Any thoughts? 

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Tom Engineer
Claremont, California
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Hi Gary, We do have the beginnings of this with the Resource Library: diag​.​net/resources The Resource message type is intended for just this purpose, as these messages don’t appear in the normal stream, nor do they trigger notifications to the group. So it’s safe to post a lot of resources without annoying anyone. Like other parts of DN you can keyword search just that area, though if you…

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Scott Manager
Claremont, California
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Fyi, here's a short demo video you might find useful.

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Matt Technician
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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That is slick

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Gary Technical Support Specialist
Barrington , New Jersey
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Thanks Tom, Scott . So to get your wave form to show up there you would need to add “Resource“ to your description a long with the other categories ? Have not used this area Bad on me. If I understand this if someone post some great captures as part of a “case study” but does not put the Resource tag , it could be lost in the long feed after a while?

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Tom Engineer
Claremont, California
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Nothing is lost regardless of what type of message is posted, since when you search you're searching everything by default, whether the files were attached to a Case Study, Resource, Discussion, Question, or anything else. So if you just have a single case study with a few files, I'd recommend posting it as a Case Study. But if you have dozens or hundreds of case studies, best bet for now…

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Scott Manager
Claremont, California
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Hi Gary, Yes, if you select "Resource" as the type you'll be adding them in a way that doesn't flow into the main feed of DN content. We've had several members contribute hundreds of waveforms and more this way and we'd love to continue to build out this area. If you filter your view to show only resources, you might get a better sense of how others have been adding info. If you have any…

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