User Interface

User Interface

The RTD.DB main window looks like this:

You may find the application icon in the system tray also.

Menu File

Open Configuration File
Opens the RTD.DB.exe.config file. You may check or edit application settings.
Open Connection Manager
Opens Connection Manager to edit connection strings in a visual mode.
Open Configuration Editor
Opens RTD.DB Database Configuration Editor to edit database configuration tables and symbols in a visual mode.
Open Symbol Helper
Opens Symbol Helper to extract stock and option symbols from RTD formulas or web pages and paste symbols into database tables.
Exit
Stops all the running services and closes the application.

Menu Operations

Start Services
Starts updating databases with real-time data.
Pause Services
Stops the timer that starts updating databases.
Use this button to stop updating temporarily. To start updating, click the Start button.
Stop Services
Stops all the running services.
Reload Database Data
Saves current data to databases and reloads data from databases.
Use this button to reload data when you add new tickers to database tables.
Save Data to Database
Saves current data to databases immediately.
Use this button, if the services have been paused, or you need to update the data before the next timer event.

Menu Help

Help
Displays the local help.
Online Help
Opens the online help web page.
Technical Support
Opens the support web page.
RTD.DB Website
Opens the product web page at the official website.
Register Product
Displays the Register Product wizard.
Buy License
Opens the web page to start purchasing.
Check Updates
Opens the web page to download updates.
About RTD.DB
Displays the About RTD.DB dialog box.

Table Columns

Status Image
The image indicates table status: green or red.
Table
The column displays database table name.
Rows
The column displays loaded row count.
Pending
The column displays a number of pending rows.
Last Topics
The column displays a number of topics that the real-time server returns on the last data refresh.
Last Notify
The column displays the time of the first data change notification from the real-time server after the last data refresh.
Last Refresh
The column displays the start time of the getting changed data from the real-time server.
The period between the notification and getting the changed data depends on the RefreshTimerInterval value.
Last Save
The column displays the time when the last data have been saved to a database.
The period between the notification and this time shows the maximum delay for real-time data in a database.
Status
The column displays the status of real-time server and database operations.
Topics
The column displays a number of topics connected to the real-time server.
Usually, this is the row count multiplied by real-time column count.
MSPR
The column displays average speed of saving data to a database in milliseconds per row (MSPR).
ProgID
The column displays RTD server ProgIDs or DDE service names.
Server
The column displays database servers.
Database
The column displays database names.
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