Documentation

For System Managers

Note: You need to be logged in as a System Manager for everything in this section. The Administration section of the site can be accessed by clicking the Cog button on the right side of the top banner, and selecting Admin Pages.

Adding and Managing File Types

iBase is delivered with support for many of the most common file types. Support for additional file types can be added from the Administration page, by clicking on File Types in the Import / Export block.

To see the currently-supported file types, select Audio, Document, Image or Video from the list.

To add a file type, click the Add File Type button. Add the details requested – see below - and click the Update File Type button.

To edit a file type, click the relevant file type in the list. Add the details requested – see below - and click the Update File Type button.

To delete a file type, click the relevant Delete button in the list. When prompted, click Confirm Delete to delete the file type, or Cancel to abort the operation.

  • Type Name: This is mandatory and must be the usual extension associated with this file type e.g. DOC or DOCX for a Word Document, PNG for Portable Network Graphics format and so on. iBase will recognise files from this extension and from the alternatives listed as aliases.
  • Description: The full name normally given to files with this extension e.g. Microsoft Word Document.
  • Aliases: A list of other extensions used for this file type, separated by commas with no spaces.
  • MIME Type: It is not necessary to provide MIME information in the basic iBase system.