Welcome to ArtBase
Give your data a new look!
With ArtBase you transform your 'dry' tables into an audiovisual experience.
It sorts your tables and filters them recursively.
That's how databases make fun.
Continue to use your database program. ArtBase is quite flexible and imports tables from nearly all
databas and spreadsheet programs.
Let your creativity run wild. ArtBase offers you a maximum of freedom in designing your masks.
Whether it be data fields, frames, headers or backgrounds, everything is freely configurable.
Move fields like icons. Create new fields such as new directories. Configure everything through
ArtBase is as intuitive as your Amiga!
Whether a comprehensive manual, online help, UNDO function or the alternative operation by keyboard.
ArtBase supports you in your designing process.
Create your own designs that you transmit to other projects or use one of the many pre-made designs to
give your mask a completely new look.
ArtBase is a program , with which you are able to create freely configurable masks for your tables and
Artbase was developed under the following premises.
Optimal import functionality
The user shall be able to use his existing tables or databases. ArtBase therefore uses the CSV-format
to import the data. This format is supported by most spreadsheet programs and databases. Excel, OpenOffice,
TurboCalc, Bento or Datamat for example are able to export their data in the CSV-format. As a separator
between the data cells, the comma, the semicolon, the high bar and the tab will be supported to achieve
the highest possible compatibility. Also data cells with multiple lines from e.g. OpenOffice are correctly
imported and displayed by ArtBase.
Free design possibilities
ArtBase has been developed in a way, that you are not limited in any way when designing your masks. So you
are able to: Freely place and change size of every data field. Assign to every field its own font and font-size.
Set individual parameters for color, color gradient, transparancy and frames for every field. Put freely
configurable and positionable headings onto every field. Freely design the background through color,
color gradients, textures or pictures.
ArtBase uses its own system, to display the largest possible number of field types. So you can display
the following types of data with ArtBase:
Short texts will be displayed as single lines in one field.
Long texts will be displayed as multiple lines in one field.
Links to texts can be embedded into the table and will be displayed as multiple lines.
If there is a path information to a picture, the picture will be displayed in the mask.
If there is a path information to a piece of music, the songs can be played from inside ArtBase.
Slideshows can be played with ArtBase in the easiest way.
Checkmarks are supported by ArtBase.
E-mail and URL-addresses are supported by ArtBase.
All these features make ArtBase a mighty tool for the audiovisual depiction of your tables. ArtBase was
originally developed for game lists. Due to its open structure it is, however, equally well endowed for
the depiction of other tables, like f.e. music collections, movie databases, recipe collections or other tables.